Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 01:17:49 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Don’t limit lighting to downlights. Depending on the location consider wall sconces or uplighting to create a softer ambiance and avoid potentially harsh downlighting that can cast ominous shadows.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 23:23:05 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Another important ceiling-based light source is the pendant or chandelier. The line between these two can be blurry as a chandelier is essentially just a large (and often more decorative) pendant light. Chandeliers also are more likely to have multiple bulbs (which help create more layers) but what is or is not a pendant is still a gray area especially with more modern fixtures like the one here.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 00:49:03 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. Painting with light is another way to add surprise. Here colored LED lighting with toe kick lights underneath the island and cabinets creates dramatic appeal.
Published at Saturday, January 20th 2018, 01:01:35 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Crystal remains a popular choice for lighting fixtures and is used across the style spectrum. In this contemporary bathroom the crystal chandelier has a modern presentation drawing attention to the underlit wave ceiling.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 23:45:52 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. In a renovation on the other hand we have to consider what effect a new skylight will have on the efficiency of the existing building. In some cases the additional sunlight (and therefore heat) can help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the house. It depends greatly on the local climate but also on the design of the building envelope of the house.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 23:45:45 PM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Bright ideas for current lighting styles: Consider replacing your ceiling fans with eye-catching chandeliers. Keep the overhead light at 150 to 300 watts for optimum illumination. Mix and match your lighting fixtures. They don’t have to be from the same lighting family or design. Notice how in this room the star motif overhead — a look that is trending now — the night table lamps and candle wall sconces mix styles.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 23:45:38 PM by Stasya Alla. Light. Sconces come in many forms from artistic and ornate to sleek and simple and can hold just one bulb or many. Single-bulb sconces that are spread farther apart will add light around eye level for more even brightness. For the total elimination of shadows pairing two-light fixtures spaced closer together will achieve a salon level of clarity.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 23:45:31 PM by Flora Nicole. Light. If your cabinets don't go to the ceiling consider adding lights above the cabinets. Using a more powerful light source such as a T5 fluorescent increases the reflectivity of the ceiling thereby increasing the light in the room. While increasing light levels is important it is equally important to minimize glare. Use matte finishes to reduce light flares and glare.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 23:45:24 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. If you are adding new pendant lighting but don’t want to deal with the expense or hassle of changing your home’s electrical setup cord swags can be a stylish solution. Swag them loosely over a bar or a hook as seen in this kitchen or secure the cord tight to the ceiling for an industrial look.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 23:45:15 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Bright idea for unexpected lighting: Look for opportunities to install light fixtures in alcoves tray ceilings and wall niches to trace interesting lines. Notice the hidden lights in the ceiling alcove above the cylindrical fireplace mantel here.