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Lighting Tips For Every Room

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 24, 2015 01:01 AM
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by Cori Magee last modified Mar 23, 2015

Image from Liz Marie Blog Lighting is important in every room of the house. While lighting design may seem standard, it's not and it's more important than most home owners imagine. It's not only necessary for the function of a home, but can dramatically contribute to the design as well. Here's a few lighting tips for each room... Kitchen Lighting The kitchen is usually the most minimal design in a modern home, it's mostly full of functional elements. So why not dress it up a bit?! The kitchen is a fun opportunity to hang a crystal chandelier above an oversized island like this image above. Go ahead, take your kitchen design to the next level with lighting. Image from ArchiBlox Bedroom lighting should be balanced. Bedroom Lighting Bedroom lighting should come in pairs. Even if you're single and only use one side of the bed, it's about balancing the design. Your lighting pair of choice can be whatever you want... Try two small hanging pendants , plug in wall lamps or go with the traditional bedside table lamp . The options are endless. Image from Domaine Home Dining room lighting should include a wow factor. Dining Room Lighting Step it up with your dining room lighting. This is where you are most likely to entertain and celebrate holidays so make it fabulous. Keep in mind, your lighting options in one room do not have to match. Much like fashion, things must work together, but not match. This dining room above is a perfect example. Image from Seventy Nine Ideas The living room lighting should make a style statement. Living Room Lighting Don't be too predictable with your living room lighting. Sure, you can include the modern floor lamp , but try something different like this long-arm wall sconce above. This is the largest and most visible room of the house, so allow it to guide the overall design. Image from Smitten Studio Bathroom lighting design should put function first. Bathroom Lighting While design is always important, the bathroom is one room where the lighting has to function really well. For this reason, try some decorative sconces for style and simple recessed lighting for added function. No matter what room you're designing, always go big with lighting!






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