IN-VOGUE LIGHTING TRENDS
is a significant consideration when determining a room's
functionality and decorating your house as per your
lifestyle. There are three basic types of lighting that
work together to illuminate your home: general, task
and accent. General lighting provides overall illumination.
Task lighting helps you perform specific tasks such
as reading, cooking or doing paperwork, and accent lighting
adds drama to a room by creating decorative interest.
All three types of lighting can be found in table lamps,
floor lamps and pendant fixtures. A good lighting plan
combines all three types of lighting in an area or room.
table lamps, floor lamps and pendant fixtures.
using a combination of table lamps, floor lamps and
pendant fixtures. For visual appeal, consider mixing
sizes, shapes and styles of lamps in a room. If you
have three lamps, you may want to invest in two similar
lamps and a third lamp in a different, more ornate style.
Try grouping two or three small chandeliers in a corner
or hanging one over an end table for added drama. Try
some of the newest lighting looks to add drama. Lamps
are now more elaborate and beautiful than ever before.
Unusual shade treatments and decorative trims are very
important this season. Lamps with ornate handcrafted
bases made of cast iron, carved wood, hammered copper,
brass, and elegant combinations of hand-blown glass,
crystals and marble are in-vogue.
When making lighting choices,
consider the following:
lighting choice should complement the entire room
setting. Match the lamp to your furniture style
to help complete the look. For example, select a
sophisticated lamp to use with furniture that is
Buy lamps in pairs or in similar styles to create
the mood in your room.
Don't guess! Take a snapshot of your room to the
store with you. A good salesperson should be able
to offer you several appropriate choices of lighting.
are back, and better than ever! Chandeliers are not
just for hanging over the dining room table anymore.
A beautiful, effective way to create a focal point,
chandeliers can add ambience to any room. Made of solid,
handcrafted metals, new chandeliers are heavily adorned
with hand-cut crystals and blown glass fruits, birds,
beads and baubles. These extra touches will add sparkle
and interest to the style of your room or setting. Chandeliers
can be used in every room of the house -- be creative!
For example, hang one over an occasional table in the
living room, or over each nightstand flanking your bed.
Another ideal spot is to hang a cluster of two or three
in a corner of any room. If you choose to hang a chandelier
over the dining table, try using more than one for a
more dramatic look. Hang a group of small chandeliers
together over a table clustered at the same or different
heights. Hint: Hanging chandeliers 24 inches to 30 inches
above the table will provide the best lighting and visual
appeal. You can also bunch up a decorative fabric chain
cover for a more finished look.