Just because you’re not an interior designer doesn’t mean your lighting has to look amateurish! With lighting, as with so many aspects of home design, the difference between rookie and expert-level execution typically comes down to the littlest details. With these easy tips, tricks, and small tweaks, your home lighting will have that professional look in no time.
Keep cords out of sight: If budget allows, have plugs installed where you want to put floor and table lamps, or use ceiling lighting instead. And if your cord must show, choose a cord with personality!
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With the mighty Pacific to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, Marin County, California, is an area steeped in natural beauty and history. It’s also home to interior designer Serena Armstrong who enjoys traveling throughout the area helping clients create spaces that are a careful blend of old and new with a look that feels collected over time. Her blog, Farm House Urban, is a great place to see some of Serena’s projects unfold.
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Task lighting can prove effective in many places. These lights are common atop desks and small work areas as they provide focused, directional lighting for key….you guessed it, tasks! With that being said, the use of task floor lamps should not only be limited to work related settings. Steven Shortridge got creative with the use of a floor lamp in his 800 square foot apartment by placing it in his common room. Shortridge has even stated that his inspiration when designing his home was, “The Japanese way of making the most use of every square inch of space, inside and out.” This is a great rule of thumb for Shortridge, as he often finds himself entertaining... Read More