Changing the Atmosphere by Changing the Lights
How many voyeurs does it take to change a light bulb? Only
one, but they'd much rather watch someone else do it.
many football players does it take to change a light bulb?
The entire team! And they all get a semester's credit for
heard all the jokes--but the good news is, you don't need
a voyeur or a football player to change the lights in your
house. By doing it yourself, you can turn a room that was
once quite plain into something amazing. If you're planning
to change the lighting in your home or just a room, here
are some things to consider.
Many times when we think about the lighting
in a house, we think those fixtures that are attached to
the ceiling, and in a few cases, to the wall. Lamps, however,
add a touch of class to any room, if done right. For instance,
you could add an accent lamp to almost any room in the house,
and it will improve the room's appearance. These special
lamps give off a soft glow, and for that reason, they're
especially nice in the bedroom or perhaps by the couch in
the living room. This way, you can use the lamp for reading
or studying. Table lamps also create a nice atmosphere in
the room, and are especially effective on end tables. The
range on the typical table lamp is about 30 inches. And
finally, a floor lamp is great to use in a dark corner of
Ceiling Fixtures Too.
Having established that lamps add something to a room that
a ceiling fixture cannot, let us point out that the ceiling
fixtures are still important. And there is a nearly unlimited
variety in the options available for ceiling fixtures. For
example, pendant lighting is excellent if you just need
some additional light for a particular area. On the other
hand, a chandelier is a great, classy way to add overall
illumination to the room. Smaller fixtures can be utilized
effectively in the kitchen, dining room, hallways, bathroom,
to Sprinkle in Some Decorative Lighting
you don't want to go overboard on this, placing decorative
lighting a few places, such as beneath a nice painting or
under the kitchen cabinets adds some subtle flair to any
room. Although there are several types of decorative lighting
available, most people opt for halogen lights, as they are
inexpensive yet effective.
That Wall-Mounted Lighting is Perfect for Small Spots
or chandeliers obviously won't work in the bathroom or in
many hallways. They also work well on stairways, where they
help you to avoid accidents. For places such as these, consider
an old-fashioned wall-mounted light fixture. These feature
lights that will help to light the way.
Don't Overlook the Lampshades
seems absurd to spend your time planning your lighting,
investing money in all of your fixtures and lamps, and then
forgetting the lampshades. To do so is like creating the
ultimate cake, but forgetting the icing. A nice quality
shade can truly set out the light in a magnificent way.
So make sure you get the right one: the shade that matches
the atmosphere of the light, the color of the room, and
which is the right measurement for the lamp or bulb it covers.
The shade's bottom should always cover the lowest part of
of all, remember to have fun with this. Decorating with
lights should never be a chore, but should be an exciting
part of creating your dream home.