November 17th, 2016 by weblog

Today we bring you home design tips on lighting: we are sure that at some point in your life you have entered into a room with weak light. On the other hand, sometimes the lighting is impeccable and you didn’t notice it. When the lights are one their right place everyone looks their best, relaxed and comfortable and embedded in the ambiance.

Fixtures and bulbs are the option to create an inviting environment, but be careful: do not overly bright lighting, or your guests will run away from your home with headaches. “You don’t want guests in your home to feel like they’re waiting in a hospital emergency room,” says interior designer Andrew Galuppi.

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This DelightFULL copper chandelier is a unique light fixture that will work wonders during the night, because by day this home is secure with the amazing lighting coming from the window.

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Localize your light source
A common misconception is that you need to light the whole room. Try instead to incorporate multiple points of light. The best lighting in a room is when different spots of light mix together well. Also, picking the right lampshade can make all the difference.

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A great example of different light sources of two contemporary lighting fixtures. Here: Vellum contemporary floor lamp and the Amik contemporary table lamp, both by Brabbu

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Always add a dimmer
For multipurpose rooms, dimmers are essential. “They allow for flexibility depending on the time of day, event, or mood, and they’re a great energy saver,” says Rockwell, who recommends a licensed electrician for any electrical work. Dimmers reduce energy consumption and increase bulb life. She believes every overhead light should be wired for a dimmer. Be aware that just one point of light in a room it means that you are going to look at your shadow all day long, it is depressing on itself!

Know your bulbs
Fluorescent tubes should be avoided at all costs. It gives a strange sensation in a room, everything looks off. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) on the contrary are a great option.

Screw-in LEDs have a long life, but can be pricey. Adelman prefers the dimmable white A-19 LED light bulb from TheLEDLight.com. “It’s good for any incandescent replacement, and I love the warmth and the shape.”

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Consider the function 
The light should be totally different depending on the purpose of the space.
In the dining room, an overhead chandelier with a dimmer works best. If you’re using track lighting, be sure not to shine the light directly into the faces of guests around your table. Kitchen lighting is more complex. Pinpoint your work areas and light them directly. In living rooms, use a combination of floor lamps, table lamps, and down-lights (recessed or track lighting). “Here the lighting should be part of the decor,” says Galuppi. Bathrooms are trickier. Some say to go the clinical route—the brighter the better—especially at the vanity. But others prefer a softer glow from dimmable wall sconces.

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In this case, the Apache contemporary table lamp by Brabbu illuminates the decorating items on the table and also that specific corner of the corner.

Compromise and incorporate both with the addition of candles. “Candlelight helps you unwind while you soak in the bath,” says Galuppi. Master bedrooms should feature good reading lights at the bed and desk, and a task light for getting dressed. Any overhead lighting should be fit with a dimmer.

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November 6th, 2014 by weblog

Christmas seems far away but when you begin to see decorated malls, Christmas related TV ads and posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest…that means that it’s time to start planning. So, this is the exact moment to see the suggestions of Home Design Ideas, that has selected some of the best tips for you to transform your home into a magical space. And there’s what we suggest for your Christmas decoration: forget the so called cheap and cheerful decor, and the green or reddish objects. This year go crazy: choose shiny and chic.

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The Christmas spirit can be achieved with light and pastel colors too. Christmas decoration Christmas decoration Home Design Ideas: tips and suggestions for your Christmas decoration 373aac4eaa00655d50cc877c3f5f0c55
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A special Christmas spirit can be achieved with light and pastel colors, too. Gold and pink or gold and light blue seem to be great combinations. So, as you can see, you don’t need to use red and dark green everytime that Christmas arrives. And you certanly don’t need to much objects on your tree.

Be simple and have a chic and lovely Christmas.

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