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Dazzling delights: How to light up a room beautifully

No matter which part of the room you are decorating and how you wish to improve the beauty of your home, you will always find decorators telling you that lighting makes or breaks the entire effort. Creating the perfect lighting conditions is the difference between an attractive home and dull interiors that are pale and lack any luster.

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But lighting is far harder than just putting up bright lights in one of the corners of the room with even often experts struggling to create the perfect look. Here are some ways of lighting up your room beautifully, which will offer you a direction in your efforts to create a better space around.

#1 Mix direct lighting with plenty of ambient lighting

Many rooms use just one lighting source. This creates an uneven distribution of light as everything is concentrated in only one spot. It is a good idea to mix the standard lighting solutions with ambient light options to create a tranquil, laidback and soothing environment in the room. It will work great on majority of occasions.

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#2 Utilize a simple combination of dim lights to eliminate dark corners

Shelves in the living room or decorative closets are perfect to be pimped with simple dim lights that can be switched on only when needed. Apart from adding to the beauty of the room, this also helps eliminate the ark corners that are formed from uneven lighting. Beautifully lit corners make any room look simply stunning.

#3 Use a mix of chandeliers and scones with simple table lamps

If the room is tall enough and grand enough to sport a giant scone or even a chandelier, then bring one in without any hesitation. But go a bit beyond. Have you considered using corner lights and table lamps that create a separate area that can be easily altered? It’s both a practical and sensuous solution to the lighting needs of the room.

retro light room Dazzling delights: How to light up a room beautifully

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#4 Focal lighting to highlight the significance of a special collectible

If you have a rare art piece or even an expensive collectible that you would like to display proudly, give its own special spot in the room and highlight it appropriately. Of course, take good care of the effects of such lighting on particular pieces of art before you put it under the spotlight. Your exquisite painting could sensitive. That means you’ll need a more dim-lighted atmosphere.

#5 Use under-counter lighting with intensity-adjustable options

These lights can be used in rooms with counters, in kitchens or even in your bedroom. Because they create a more romantic atmosphere. Make sure that you can adjust the intensity of the lights as you desire and the room effect will be magical.

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Ensure that natural lighting merges well with artificial lighting

The best form of lighting one can use during the day is natural light. Hence, provide for options like skylights wherever possible and allow for maximum natural ventilation. And only try to merge this natural light with any artificial lighting options to create a wonderful and flowing look to the entire room.

Lighting is a matter of aesthetics at its very best and it takes plenty of time, effort and right approach to get it right. So, do not get disheartened if you do not get it right straight away as sometimes even the experts are challenged endlessly in an attempt to strike the perfect balance.

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3 responses to “Dazzling delights: How to light up a room beautifully” - Add yours!

  1. Kim said:
    March 4, 2009

    We’re in the middle of remodeling our home and noticed what an enhancement my wife’s new lamps made to our living room. Amazing what strategic soft lighting will do. for

  2. CityhomeGirl said:
    March 4, 2009

    Facets are the new trend. I love anything that provides indirect illumination (mirrors, reflection)

    I found some faceted pieces that work throughout a space.

    http://www.chdmag-digital.com/chdmag/200901/?pg=68&pm=2

  3. Dana said:
    March 5, 2009

    Bedazzled by the dazzling delights :)
    Interior designers are geniouses. How they blend the lightings with the natural light in the room isbrilliant.
    Love it!

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