- Lighting Tip #1: When updating your lighting in your home, get white recessed cans in 4-5 inches. The 6 inch cans look more out of date and can be overwhelming to the space. Outline the perimeter in your room, being sure to highlight draperies, artwork and other accents in your room.
- Lighting Tip #2: If updating your entire home, don't break the bank on background fixtures. You can get really cute lighting for less at Lowe's, home depot, Lamps Plus and other discount stores. Than you have more money to spend on the show stoppers like over a dining table or kitchen island. Put your money in the right place and don't worry about the hallways so much as the kitchen!
- Lighting Tip #3: Lamps, Lamps, Lamps. You can find great lamps if you look in the right places. Shop at local furniture shops, antique shops and my favorites, TJMax, Marshall's and Target. Not only do lamps offer warmth and dimension in a room, but if done correctly can offer the perfect light for reading a great book.
Lighting can be fun, exciting and sometimes overwhelming. you can easily update the look of a room by making some small lighting changes. Even if it means just putting in a new lamp next to your favorite reading chair or by the bed. If the lighting world has got you stressed and overwhelmed and you can't decide on the right lighting, seek help from a design consultant. It can really help you save money by getting an expert involved in the decision making process.
Lots of Love on Lighting!