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.
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."
If your crib is situated in a dark portion of your nursery, a pendant light may be a great option. For safety, hang the pendant on the far end of the crib and high enough that’s it’s out of baby’s reach. Woven, basket-like pendants made of materials like wicker or rattan are totally on-trend, and their natural color can blend with just about any color palette.
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.
A pharmacy floor lamp with an oil-rubbed bronze finish and transitional style were placed by each sofa, to provide supplemental lighting for the room. The floor lamps free up floor space that would be required for side tables with table lamps.
Instead of the time-consuming chore of stringing endless Christmas lights, save yourself some time and just line your porch stairs (or the porch itself) with luminaries (battery-powered candles are safest) and pretty glass or plexi vessels filled with ornaments. When Christmas is over, remove the ornaments but keep the winter-themed deer luminaries.
Mixing and matching rattan peacock chairs with more subtle folding chairs in this outdoor dining area creates a dramatic yet natural place for your next dinner party. Sea green and white color blocked curtains enhance the relaxing atmosphere while the geometric chandelier feels unique and modern.