Hammer Heads carpenter Carmen De La Paz says, "Another mistake that homeowners will often make is not taking into consideration the lighting in their home. The lighting in your home can completely change the colors, the feeling, the ambiance."
Designed to Sell's Lisa LaPorta adds, "There are really three main types of lighting: general lighting, task lighting and drama or accent lighting. You need a combination to have a really good end design."
When it comes to outdoor entertaining after dark ambient lighting adds sophistication to any get together. Sure, real candlelight is nice, but the convenience and safety of today’s programmable battery operated LED candles is hard to resist.
Replacing an existing window that was smaller, a new insulated double hung window with white trim over the bench with relaxed roman shades brings lots of natural light into the entry. Two adjustable industrial-style wall sconces with a polished nickel finish help illuminate the space.
To create a cozy yet sophisticated look, don’t just rely on overhead fixtures. Layer lighting throughout the room via table lamps, sconces, and floor lamps. Put a few on dimmers to change up the mood of the room.