5 tips for more dramatic lighting in your home
Though often overlooked, lighting is one of the most complex elements of interior design. It can set the mood, light up a work area, or put your favorite artwork in the spotlight. If you want to add a touch of visual drama to your home, the lights are always a good place to start. Here are several ways to make your home stand out after sunset.
From classic to contemporary, a chandelier can instantly become the focal point in any room. Instead of just illuminating one area, they are also exquisite works of art that offer the perfect combination of form and function. An ornate chandelier, often seen in large rooms, foyers, and dining rooms, is sure to make a statement in your home.
Hidden LED lights
Because they can be installed in unexpected places like bookshelves, under kitchen cabinets, or on stairs, it’s easy to get creative with LED lights. When they are not visible there is an exciting visual effect that will add a thoughtful touch to your interior design. They’re also great for lining hallways with soft lighting at night.
Whether you live in a new or historic home, antique lights can add character to any setting. These salvaged pieces are a nod to old world craftsmanship and often have a story to tell. They have proven that they can stand the test of time.
In bedrooms, the most common lighting solution is to have recessed lights and lamps above either side of the bed. However, by replacing the lamps with low-hanging pendant lights, you can create a unique display that feels decidedly modern. Minimalists in particular will love the clean lines and the extra space on their bedside tables.
A touch of color can go a long way in lighting your home. From tinted lampshades that warm a room to smart lighting systems that can be programmed to a variety of colors, you can transform any room with a tone that suits the mood.
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