Light Up Your Life
Grace has spent many hours decorating her bedroom to give it a fresh look: painting the walls, buying accessories, and placing items in various locations. Her bedroom looks fantastic during the day, and she is so proud of her hard work. But at night, her ceiling fan light is so dim she can hardly see to move around the room. She sighs with defeat; her room still looks like a cave, and she resolves to buy a new ceiling fan.
Grace is not alone with this dilemma. Lighting in decorating can take an ordinary room to the extraordinary. There are so many options to choose from without hiring an electrician to put in new lights. Here are some tips to give your rooms that sparkle!
A simple solution is to go with a brighter bulb. Instead of a 60-watt bulb, consider trying a 100 watt. However, make sure you follow the lamp’s stated limits. Most fixtures are labeled stating the correct wattage requirements.
Another idea is to try an LED bulb. While it may cost more to purchase one of these bulbs, it's well worth the money. LED bulbs will save you in energy costs, and they last a very long time. You will save money in the long run, and you can go with a higher wattage, as well.
Decorators know to place both table and floor lamps around a room for improved function and aesthetics. Strategically placed lamps can improve the ambiance of a space. Depending on the occasion, lamps can create an inviting atmosphere for a house on the market, a charming mood for an intimate dinner party, or a special spot for a quiet read.
Finally, if you can afford recessed lighting, consider going that route. Visit your locally owned lighting store and ask for their help in placement and what fixtures to use. It may cost you a little extra, but generally, their advice pays the difference.
I hope these tips help you light up your decorating. Turn on the proper lighting to give your space sparkle and charm and make it more cozy or cheerful.