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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.

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.

Tiffany Pendant Lamps Give Additional Space

posted by Bonnie @ 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 12, 2010

If you have a bedroom in your home that is the size of a large closet, I have an idea that may give you the needed space and still allow ample lighting.

When you find yourself with barely enough room for a bed and dresser, the dilema becomes how do I light this room without the need for nightstands. Usually a room this size will have limited wall space. One wall will have a window, another a closet, and you need a door to enter! So you effectively look to the heavens for the answer. Low and behold, you realize that tiffany hanging pendant lamps not only will eliminate the need for the nightstands, but add dimension and color to the room.

Tiffany Style Iris Pendant LampYour tiffany pendant lamp may not come with chains long enough to bring the lamp down to a height usable from the bed, and when reading in bed, you don’t want to have to get up to shut off the light, but pendant lamps are built to easily convert to swags by changing the cord and chain.

A Look at Stained Glass

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:23 AM
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stained-glass gifts, such as an ornate Tiffany pendant light, are among the best presents to give and receive. Their traditional sensibility and unique look make stained-glass pieces a cornerstone in art. But how did stained-glass come about initially?

Colored glass has been produced since ancient times. Both the Egyptians and the Romans excelled at creating small colored glass objects. In the Early Christian churches of the 4th and 5th centuries, there are many remaining windows that are filled with elaborate patterns of thinly-sliced alabaster set into wooden frames, giving a stained-glass like effect. Muslim architects in Southwest Asia achieved similar effects with greater embellishment using colored glass rather than stone.

In the 8th century, the Arab chemist Jabir ibn Hayyan (Geber) scientifically described 46 original recipes for producing colored glass in Kitab al-Durra al-Maknuna (The Book of the Hidden Pearl), in addition to which 12 recipes were inserted by al-Marrakishi in a later edition of the book. Jabir also described the production of high quality colored glass cut into artificial gemstones.

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