Tips and Tricks


November 4, 2015

As the days get shorter and daylight starts to diminish, lighting becomes more important than ever. Whether that’s in the office or at home, lighting is essential for your day-to-day processing. Light fixtures don’t have to be ugly; with custom lighting fabrication, you can find a great way to brighten up your space while maintaining the theme and style of your home. Without proper consideration, you may be left with a stark over-lit space or worse in the dark.

Since the best way to ‘screw up good architecture’ according to architect Charlie Simmons is bad lighting, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite tips to creating a well lit, inviting space for fall and winter, because casting your home in the right light is like creating a work of art. While some of us aren’t sure how to get the lightings for our home correct, there Lighting Specialists who might be able to get things right. If you think that you are good enough to sort out your lighting by yourself, then you should just do that. Sometimes though you might want just a little bit of inspiration to help you figure out what you want. For example, you might like the look of these wall mounted gooseneck lights, however, the decision is up to you.

lighting (PC: House and Home)

Ambient lighting from recessed or flush ceiling fixtures casts an overall relaxed glow or bright light depending of the look and feel you’re wanting to create. It can also be used to highlight details within the room, light artwork, a fireplace, etc.

An easy and inexpensive way to adjust the feel of a space is by enlisting the help of a residential electrician to install dimmers. Instantly a room can go from light and bright to dim and cozy when required.

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Task lighting beams the spotlight onto a specific area such as a kitchen counter or desk. Pendant lights-lighting that hangs from a wire or pole-suspended over kitchen islands or breakfast room tables are a great way to make a statement.

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Decorative wall sconces and other wall fixtures cast indirect light.

AVD-8658 (PC: Alykhan Velji Designs)

Floor lamps with an upward glow or more traditional shade brighten corners and reading nooks and add extra light to a dark room.

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