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Tiffany Hanging Lamps Light The Party

posted by admin @ 12:42 PM
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tiffany-Hanging-LampA friend of mine recently threw a housewarming wine and cheese tasting party at his new home. I’d never had a chance to see his new place before and I was surprised as to how tastefully it was decorated. He told me that he had hired someone to decorate his home for him and that he was really happy with how everything had ended up turning out.

The furniture in his house all matched very well together and there was a certain style about the home that I thought looked very nice; it didn’t surprise me that he had someone professional put everything together for him, because my friend’s not exactly someone who knows how to pick these kinds of items out himself. The house was well-lit with Tiffany hanging lamps.

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.

Space-saving Decorating Ideas

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 1:08 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010

I moved into a new apartment a few months ago and I am just now getting around to sprucing the place up. Although my parent’s house is meticulously decorated, I lack the nesting gene, being more than satisfied with living out of boxes for a couple of months. However, the time has come to settle on a location for all of my belongings.

After unpacking most of my things, it became readily apparent that my apartment was much smaller than I had imagined; there is hardly room to make it to and from the front door. So I had to get innovative: I went to the hardware store and purchased some shelves I could install in lieu of bookcases and dressers. I also picked up some Tiffany style hanging lamps, which provide valuable illumination, add some character to my décor and don’t take up any floor or table space.

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