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8 Effective, Beautiful Lighting Types for Front Yards
Increase safety and security while highlighting plants and other landscape features, using the right mix of outdoor lights
"using lighting in the front yard. Lights in your front yard not only direct visitors... landscape lighting in the backyard, because it's where we congregate with family and... landscape lighting in the front yard is the same, right? Yes and no. While the technology... to the light source but to the building details. Lighting integrated in stone walls... artificial light. We have also had to become recently aware of how much light pollution..."
8 Ways to Light Your Fireplace for Maximum Effect
Enhance your fireplace with the type of lighting that suits it best — we offer 8 beautiful and easy-to-find options here
"type of lighting that suits it best — we offer 8 beautiful and easy-to-find options... proper lighting. Fireplace lighting not only is functional, but it also helps highlight... thousands of lighting choices to choose from, so it can get overwhelming. Let's take a look... ndard lights used on fireplaces to get started.... the best lighting for a fire is firelight. From within. Being a mere mortal sans staff... a big light that looks like a flat panel TV?! :) Great ideas! And I actually have..."
12 Effective Strategies to Help You Sleep
"final lights-out, so you can sail into dreamland — and learn to get back to sleep... Research on lighting says that cooler light temperatures stimulate the brain to wake up... A low light, amber LED strip lighting the toe kick in the bathroom may be the ideal... they use light treatments (stronger and more intense than the light used to treat those... with the light treatment. Along with the "wake therapy" and daily light treatment, they..."
Go for a Greenhouse Effect With an Exotic Conservatory
Cultivate a rarified hothouse feel with or without all-glass walls; these inspiration photos and product picks show you how
"natural light. You'll need plants (preferably tropical ones), some summery wicker furniture... (lovely light) and there are in effect four 'outdoor rooms' possible in the angles... side, light only in the morning; west, only in the late afternoon, and north... no... then full light to enjoy it in the winter, if it's in the angle of the horizontal bar... consider: The light in any room, a home, comes less from a breadth of particular exposure..."
Guest Picks: Get in Touch With Textured-Effect Wallpapers
Mimic the look of fancy paneling, stacked stone or funky scrap wood with new wallpaper patterns on a trompe l'oeil roll
"stone effect, wish you had wooden paneling, want ornate metal effects or desire walls... that the effect is stunning but I can't rid myself of the image of a decorator on some... marbling effects... remember those?! A lot of fun, but surely it'll eventually have... from light, organic materials such as "mud bricks, wood, and reeds." Imhotep used... wallpaper effectively depicts a traditional stone wall and helps you bring the look of..."
Houzz Tour: Clean, Chic and Cost-Effective
Canadian designer Jennifer Hannotte designs her Edwardian home in a modern style that can grow with her family
Interior Materials Get Special Effects Treatment
For truly standout home interiors, forgo painted drywall in favor of unusual materials and eye-catching designs like these
"on the effects created through their articulation, not on the materials themselves... allow more light and views between the stair and the adjacent room. Continuing with metal... allowing light to filter down to the lower level and make the addition more spacious... floor lights installed next to the wall...."
How to Achieve the Bohemian Effect
"most cost-effective to achieve. Since it's all about mixing styles and periods of furniture... Though effectively this creates a nonheadboad look. i like this site, but why do you... similar effect on wood furniture to get the lived-in vibe. Funky, one of a kind pieces... space. Light furniture pieces, such as these chairs, can be moved around easily, making..."
Embellishing Tricks for Cost-Effective Custom Curtains
Get curtains that look high end — even if you don't sew — with just a little trim here or a little banding there
Quick Fix: Easy Toe-Kick Lighting
"a cost-effective way to give your kitchen or bath an unexpected glow... -kick lighting in the kitchen or bathroom can be both practical and good-looking... of path light for rooms where extra safety measures are needed, it can also add a sense... installing LED light strips (what many contractors suggest using), can add up quickly, but... profile light strip, like LED strip light or LED super flat rope light. It is much..."
Translucent Surfaces: A Canvas for Light and Shadow
"at the Effects You Can Create With Translucent Panels Inside and Out... easily edge light a surface with LED lighting. For etched glass or acrylic, you can make... you see light, shadow....just a hint of what is on the other side....lovely. Carole... to UV light. I really don’t care how good the resin guys tell you their UV protection... strip light can be placed along the edge of the panel and hidden, which will allow..."
New Classics: Ingo Maurer's Amazing Light Fixtures
"these lighting designs earn attention all over the home... for the lights designed by Ingo Maurer. There are whimsical lights composed of birds... ethereal lights made of Japanese paper; the style runs the gamut. One thing all the... style into lighting design, founding his own company. Maurer has a fascination with the... better light. His company, which includes other designers, is a prolific, taste-making... unique light effects. You see this in the photo from our showroom. As much as I love..."
Color Magic: Tap Into Psychology to Better Use Blue at Home
OK, it's backed more by science than magic. But see how expert research can help you create powerful, even bewitching, interior effects
"wonderful lighting effects and themes to suit any need. As a cladding system Bolla can... and a light blue color. While the living room has caramel and chocolate furniture... when the lights are out, it is like resting in the night sky for deep sleep. When... and LED light. I have remained amazed. Hi Paul...Wow!! Hi Julia, It was Howard Criddle... of FW Lighting, that showed me this.The Bubble can be produced from almost any marble..."
Idea of the Week: Two-Arm Lights in the Kitchen
"kitchen lighting by using a unexpected fixture in a practical way... important to light each working surface for safe and effective cooking. Many kitchens rely... rooms to light. Not only are there loads of nooks and crannies that need to be lit for... recessed lighting to illuminate countertops and other workspaces. However, many modern... scallops of light on the faces of the cabinets, and not completely light the counters -..."
When 2 Chandeliers Are Better Than 1
Double chandeliers can solve design dilemmas and give you twice the opportunity to show off your rooms in the best light
"ample light, but they also create a pleasing symmetrical effect. Check out the d... funkiness. The lights are too big to be used as a pair...they overwhelm the space, and they're... recessed lighting in that portion of the room if I didn't have to .... so THANK YOU... targeting lighting issues still wanted to maintain a common flow to an additional adjacent... chandelier or light fixture from Texas Lightsmith is made how you design it. The two light..."