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Use Lighting to Create Your Mood of Choice

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 4:49 PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Let’s face it; there are millions of different opinions about how to create a warm and inviting indoor space. Whether it’s through Feng Shui, updated lighting, or a new coat of paint, there are several proven methods to make a room look better. But for people on a budget, it’s possible to create a unique indoor atmosphere with just a few simple changes.  One simple solution to update a space is with pendant lighting.

Pendant lights provide a chic, modern look while still serving as a pragmatic lighting source. You can make a dramatic change to the dynamic of a space with some new window treatments to diffuse the natural light and reserve the pendants for the nighttime. Tiffany style pendant lights come in several different colors and designs, and it’s possible to use lanterns with different kinds of shades to diffuse the light.

Use Lighting to Create Your Mood of Choice

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 4:49 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

You can easily change the mood in your home with decorative lighting.  You can transform a brightly lit room to a more cozy and comfortable room with different lights.  And you can definitely add class to your living room with a crystal chandelier hanging in the center.

You can also get a Tiffany pendant light that you can set up anywhere in your home.  There are great floor lamps and table lamps you can use as well. Your home will have a distinct look with the right lighting fixtures in place. And you don’t have to spend that much either. Some pieces are very affordable, so you can splurge a bit and make your home really beautiful.

Eye Sore No More

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 2:12 PM
Monday, May 16, 2011

One of my best friends bought his first house, about a year ago. The best feature in his home was the huge walkway when you first enter the house. It has a beautiful staircase, hardwood floors down the hallway, so nicely done. The eye sore was the ancient ceiling lamp. That was the first thing to be replaced.

While we were shopping for furniture, we decided to go into a lighting store. We came across the most beautiful Victorian Tiffany hanging pendant light. The colors were brilliant and bold. It had the most amazing detail. The Tiffany lamp was the best purchase that he made for his home by far. He loved it so much that he ended up getting one for each room.

Hanging Tiffany Style Lamps

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 2:03 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Now that you’ve acquired Tiffany style lamps for your home, you need to hang them with care. Many people have difficulty settling on the right height to hang their lamps. Typically, I recommend that each lamp be hung approximately 28-34 inches above the surface beneath it.

By hanging the Tiffany style lamps at this height, you maximize the cozy light emitted. Of course, when it comes to decorating other factors can change how a piece is displayed. A smaller table may require a lamp being hung lower to achieve the same cozy light. Longer tables may require lamps to be hung a little bit higher to cast light over a greater area. My advice is to start out with the 28-34 inch range and then adjust according to the surface below the lamp.

Pool Table Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 7:47 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2011

The gap between the end of football season and the start of baseball season seems like it goes on forever. Yes, there’s still college basketball, but honestly, I don’t really don’t feel the same enthusiasm until March Madness rolls around. To pass the time this year, I’ve decided to redecorate my game room.

The game room is actually just my basement that I’ve equipped with a pool table, built-in bar, and giant flat screen television. I’ve wanted to give it a cool 1920s or 1930s pool hall feel for a while now. One of the ways I’m achieving that look is with Tiffany lighting. I bought a wonderful Tiffany style billiards lamp to hang above the pool table. It’s an excellent combination of stunning glass artistry and modern lighting that sets just the right tone for the game room.

The resurgence of swag

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 6:10 PM
Friday, December 24, 2010

Swag lamps are officially “in.” The most common definition of a swag lamp references a fabric lamp shade hung from a metal chain. The lamps shades, popular from the 1950s-1980s, come in all different colors and patterns and are frequently ornamented with a fringe, either of cloth or beads. Though the fabric shade swag lamps are most remembered, any hanging lamp is considered swag.

Tiffany hanging lamps are a stylish way to pay homage to the swag style. True to swag form, they are hanging, but can be further customized with colored pull chains and cords. The shape of tiffany hanging lamps mimics that of the traditional fabric shade without the worry of fraying fabric or fringe. There’s also no need to worry about fading with the vibrant stained glass panes of a tiffany style hanging lamp. This is an easy style trend to follow that even when the craze ends you’ll be left with a beautiful, quality lighting piece.

Ideal Locations for Accent Lighting

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 8:59 AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tiffany style pendant lights are small, ornate fixtures that pack a dynamic decorating punch. Pendant lighting provides unique ambiance and illumination to any indoor location. Some ideal places to put pendant lighting to get the best out of its many versatile uses:

* In the kitchen – adds a sense of style when placed over a kitchen island. It will also keep your work space well lit.
* In the living room – accentuates important decorative pieces like sculptures or artworks.
* In the bedroom – to highlight the bed, a chair or even to accent the headboard, thus adding a bit of romance to the room.
* In the work space – actually works better than an ordinary lamp as it brightens up those areas that need more lighting, particularly the desk.

Medieval Lighting with Modern Flair

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 12:56 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wall candleholders have been around for thousands of years. They date back to medieval times where these wall candleholders were used for lighting the hallways of castles. Although candles are rarely used for lighting in Western society, there modern ancestor, the wall sconce, is quite prominent. Today these charming pieces of decorative art are used to add a feeling of warmth and tranquility to the room whose walls adorn them.

A Tiffany wall sconce can be a functional work of art that provides illumination while flooding a room with iridescent light. They add comfort to the overall feeling of any room in which they are placed on the wall. With a small amount of effort you can add these to several rooms of your home and enjoy a simple but pleasing touch of art passed on down through the centuries.

Lighting Shows Off Your Space To Its Best Advantage

posted by Bonnie @ 1:19 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010

How many hours did you spend picking out the paint for your room? Now, how long did it take you to decide on the lighting? No other single element influences what we do and how we feel, yet we overlook this element of design.

Each room in your house is unique and needs to be illuminated to  meet your needs day and night.

Ambient lighting is the base from which all lighting is layered. It is the natural light from windows and those lights that fill the space with an overall glow. These usually include ceiling fixtures, pendant, track, recessed lights and wall sconces.

While a pendant light might be your first choice for over the breakfast bar, don’t forget what they can add to a living area, entry or stairwell. Pendants can be hung in pairs or groups for added effect.

Tiffany Table LampTask lighting is illumination for a single activity. This is achieved by using desk lamps, table lamps, under-counter lights, pendants and swing arm lights. You should use this type of lighting near your sewing machine, office desk, kitchen counter or any place you may sit to read.

Accent lighting will give you shape and depth. This type of lighting may show off a particular piece of artwork or lighten a dark corner. Wall sconces, torchieres and pedestal lamps would be appropriate fixtures for this type of lighting.

Chandeliers and wall sconces with dimmer switches can provide accent or mood lighting as well.

Decorative lighting is a design element. It is meant to look good while providing a little light as a bonus. Unique candle stands and novelty lamps work well here. Your choices are almost unlimited.

Beware of the common mistake of using one overpowering bright overhead lamp. That is usually harsh and unflattering to your decor. Instead, use a varity of lamps and lighting fixtures that will give you soft and warm light.Punch Pattern Lamp

If you have high ceilings and want to cozy up the room, use light shades with pierced patterns that will cast patterns on the wall or tiffany style lamps that throw off varying colors.

Decorating Tips on a Budget

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:47 AM
Monday, August 30, 2010

It seems like everyone is on a tight budget right now, and spending money on home improvements is probably the last thing on your mind. But just because you don’t have a basement full of gold bullion doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your home’s interior. While it may sound cliché, a few small changes can add up to a big difference.

If you’re tired of your old couch, try throwing some new accent pillows on it instead of replacing the whole thing. Re-carpeting a home or even just a room can be expensive; instead of investing in new carpet, add a couple of area rugs to dull rooms. Lighting is one of the key elements to any room’s ambiance. A Tiffany hanging pendant light can instantly change the feel of a room and serves as a decorating accent in itself.

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