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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lighting and Atmosphere

Working with lighting is very important.  If you are building,
remodeling, or just adding some additional lighting; things
you will need to consider will be cost, placement and effectiveness.
Here are some tips:  Light fixtures do not have to be very expensive, but they must be beautiful.  Never sacrifice quality to save a little money.  Invest well in this area, your lighting choices can make or break a room.  Distribute light in several areas of your rooms, at least in a triangle to start, this will give you balance of light.  Add dimmers to chandeliers, wall sconces, and recessed lights too!  Dimmers will create ambience and set a mood.  Place lamps on buffets, console tables and chests with mirrors behind them.  The lamps will reflect light off the mirror for additional soft lighting.  Remember to consider adding chandeliers over bath tubs, vanities and dressing closets as well.  To finish your total look add shades to chandeliers and wall sconces.  I like neutral shades and I bring color in other areas.  Follow these tips and you will have success.  Have fun!

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