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Lighting Choices That Enhance Your Interior Design

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Lighting is one of the most important components of a design.

It enhances the feel of a room and highlights important architectural details, art, and focal points. Lighting also functions as art, defining the style of a room. Perfectly lighting in a room blends a mixture of overhead lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Good lighting design matches the perfect light source to its intended function.

Floor Lamp Ideas

Floor lamps can make a room both functional and attractive. These lights are versatile, easily moved, and available in a variety of styles and designs for any room. Floor lamps create a lovely pool of light, without adding too much brightness or overwhelming the space.

Modern floor lamps also provide a decorative accent piece that can be used to illuminate a dark corner or highlight another feature, creating an intimate, finished look in any room.
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Consider Table Lamps

Table lamps and other accent lighting, available in a variety of colors, textures and styles. They illuminate statement areas of a room to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Table lamps with translucent, opaque shades offer a down light source perfect for reading, highlighting interesting art objects, or decor on or around an accent table. They are easily moved and functional, their focused light glow offering relief from eye strain.

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The size and shape of table lamp shades can be adjusted to suit the intended living space, offering the warm glow that provides a deepened overall feel of a room.


When designing the lighting ideas for a room, our goal is to consider decorating by bringing in as much different light as possible without using recessed lighting, overhead canned lights, or ceiling down lights in the space. This type of lighting style will provide ambient light glow which can dominate the room.

In contrast, hanging lights such as chandeliers and pendant lighting direct light downward without too much brightness.
Modern chandeliers perfectly placed above tables will draw attention with soft upward-cast light. However, a contemporary pendant light over a table can provide a concentrated light downward and out.

We always recommend controlling both overhead lighting and lamp lighting with a dimmer switch to provide a soft glow.

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