Fix it up: The light fixtures in your home are a reflection of your personal style and taste. Adding additional fixtures or replacing ones that aren’t your favorites can be a fun and creative way to brighten up your home! Candlescaping: Candles are generally inexpensive and are extremely versatile. Adding various candle arrangements to different rooms in your home will instantly create an atmosphere of warmth and style. Get creative! You might also favor scented candles to add a pleasant aroma to different areas of the house. Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Mirrors not only create the illusion that your rooms are even more spacious than they already are, they also reflect light! Make your house warm and cozy by adding a few inexpensive mirrors in hallways, bedrooms, and living spaces. Light the way: Lighting isn’t just for indoor decorating—it’s also a valuable addition to the exterior of your home. Line your walkway or garden with cost-efficient solar light fixtures (no electricity needed!) to create a brilliant nighttime landscape outside your home. Open up: During daytime hours, keep your draperies and window coverings open. This will not only allow your home to absorb heat, but it will brighten up the winter days that you spend […]
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If you have the islands on your mind, you will be glad to know that you can bring the charm and decor of your favorite tropical paradise into your own backyard. Even if you don’t live on an island oasis, you can still enjoy all of the benefits with the proper decorating knowledge and a little creativity. Why Decorate With Light Just as many people use candles to create a certain mood or when entertaining outdoors, decorative Polynesian torches add a touch of both light and ambience. If you are hosting an outdoor party with a tropical theme, there’s nothing quite like including either a full-size, tabletop or miniature decorative Polynesian torch to complete the lighting design. It’s important to remember that these are intended for outdoor use only. Choosing The Right Size If you are looking for a bold statement in lighting for your party, the use of full-size Polynesian torches may be the style you are seeking. If you want a centerpiece for outdoor tables, however, you may want to consider the tabletop versions to add just a touch of lighting to your decor. If what you want is considerably smaller than both a full-size and tabletop design, […]
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Whether it is a romantic dining room or a home office, finding the right lighting for each space in your home is essential to making it functional and inviting. So what should you consider when choosing lamps or lighting fixtures to ensure they will provide the right kind of light for your space, while still fitting in with the décor of the room? Function Before Fashion Naturally you want your lighting choices to match and complement the décor of your home. If they aren’t the right functional choice for the space they will call home, your initial infatuation with them will likely fade. For work spaces such as kitchens or offices, be sure your lighting will provide ample brightness while being easy on the eyes. For rooms such as the living room or dining room, you’ll want to consider lighting sources that are adjustable to allow for relaxation and a romantic atmosphere, as well as the ability to work and play with enough light to see. It is also important to consider the financial and environmental impact of the lighting you use. Using energy efficient bulbs and dimmers can reduce your carbon footprint and your electricity bill. Size Matters! If […]
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