Energize Your Home With Lighting

Regardless if you are working with synthetic or natural light, it has the ability to energize not just your home but the people in it as well. Brilliant touches of radiance can invigorate your home instead of letting dark spaces create a dismal mood. These easy tips will bring light to your space to add cheer to your day.

  • Welcome the Sun – Sheer window treatments, like sheer Levolor Blinds, provide brighter color by allowing natural light to fill the room. Thoughtfully placing mirrors where the light will be reflected will add a bright, positive energy to your space.
  • Avoid Clutter – Ottomans and storage benches are ideal for hiding blankets, magazines, etc., when not in use. Also, avoid adding too much furniture or art to a room. Too many objects in a room can cause it to appear smaller and darker.
  • Make Use of White – While white may not be the color you immediately think of when you picture contemporary design, small hints of it can certainly go a long way in brightening up your space. Fluorescent bulbs used in white accent lamps will offer you a more natural feel with your lighting while white moldings, shelves and picture frames can add just a hint of contrast in a darker room.

Light plays a key role in your mood and overall appearance of a room and should be treated as a primary decorating element, not an afterthought!

  • Interior Decor Design

    Thank you! These are very helpful tips. I really like how you suggested the use of the color white. White is such a dynamic and powerful color to much of it can overpower, to little can look dull and dirty, but if you can find just the right amount, WOW what pleasant and inviting
    designed room you have.

  • Shellie

    I completely agree! Sometimes even just a little white can make such a huge impact so it’s surprising how many people feel the need to stay away from it. Thanks for your comment!

  • Winthrop Ashdown

    Is it me, or this lamp is a reminiscent of the Jetsons. Fun though, very 1960’s

  • Shellie

    So funny…you are right and I love the Jetsons! It is very retro.

  • Eurofase Lighting

    We here often from designers that they bring lighting in to a space just to give it a more cheerful presence. Certainly lighting is about feeling. Great article.

  • Shellie

    Thanks for your comment!

  • steve

    Great article. Properly designed lighting creates a better environment. Use of task, ambient, decorative and accent lighting is also helpful in most areas

    Nice work!

    Steve Sheinkopf
    CEO
    Yale Appliance And Lighting

  • Angelo Viola

    I agree with you about “Too many objects in a room can cause it to appear smaller and darker.”

    But it’s really difficult to choose object that i need to keep at room.

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  • Alisa Hill

    I really liked all the statements you have written here
    about removing darkness from entire room. Putting unnecessary stuffs cause
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