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7 Tips for Lovely Traditional Living Room Lighting
If your traditional living room is stuck in the dark ages, turn it into a shining example of good design with these lighting strategies
"traditional living room is stuck in the dark ages, turn it into a shining example of good... The living room may be where your family members spend most of their time, but it's... Proper lighting accentuates the room's design scheme and creates a sophisticated feel... and can lights can transform your traditional space. Here are seven tips that can help... clients that lighting, as well as color, makes a room. Love this lighting! I have no outlet..."
Room of the Day: Dark and Daring Pay Off in a Den Redesign
Indigo walls and woodwork, textured furnishings, task lighting and a media center turn a neglected room into a family hangout
"task lighting and a media center turn a neglected room into a family hangout... music room, the den and the library, but no matter what they called it, no one in... using this room on their home’s first floor. After meeting interior designer Becca Galbraith... turned the room into one of the most sought-after spaces in the house.... these rooms. I've included photos of these rooms below. Feel free to check out..."
Room of the Day: Dividing a Living Area to Conquer a Space Challenge
A new layout and scaled-down furnishings fill the ground floor of a compact Dublin house with light and personality
"into a light, bright and sociable home. “When I first came on board to tackle the... different living areas and we scaled back the size of the furniture and made it ourselves... people to live real lives in. I'm especially partial to the tender blue accents against... to the living room. We make farm tables and we are getting requests for metal bases... post / living room. Do you like? ref: http://www.ecustomfinishes.com/metal-bases-tops/..."
A Basement Remodel Sets the Stage for Flexible Play
Embracing change, this light-filled basement readily shifts between kids' play activities and grown-up entertaining
"this light-filled basement readily shifts between kids' play activities and grown-up... could make room for whatever play may happen," says Amundson. The homeowners also wanted... open and light filled, with designated areas for crafts, play, entertainment and dining... feet of living space that's versatile, colorful and bright — and used by both kids... in the living area (just my preference). Well done. I love the stained and sealed..."
Exterior Lighting: Take the Drama Outside
"Light Up Your Outdoor Rooms With Can Lights, Lanterns, Pendants and Candelabras... proper lighting. From pendants to spotlights, from track lights to candelabras, here... outdoor lighting. Stick with these babies and not only will you be able to dine outdoors... exterior lighting is just as important as interior lighting. It can really make a yard... outdoor lighting? YOU CAN DO IT! I love the big candelabra suspended over the table..."
Hanging Lanterns Cast Porches in the Right Light
Don't leave guests dangling in the dark. Brighten their outlook with warm, welcoming hanging lanterns for your outdoor room
"n any room, indoors or out, lighting is a subtle but crucial way to set the mood... outdoor room, and sets the tone for laid-back festivities. See if any of these tips... right light fixtures. Traditionally, chandeliers should hang 30 to 36 inches above... enough light to see your plate. If you aren't sure what size of lantern is right for... Too-small light fixtures are one of the fastest ways to draw negative attention to a..."
Love Your Living Room: How to Take Advantage of a Big Space
Go from cavernous to cozy in your living room with defined areas, warm colors and lighting that's up to the task
"in your living room with defined areas, warm colors and lighting that's up to the task... have a living room on the larger side, don't let it overwhelm you — work with it!... make your living room a place that feels cozy instead of cavernous. Follow these tips... create a living room where family and friends can stay and soak up the beautiful design... Clever lighting, added architectural features and a thoughtful furniture plan can..."
8 Artfully Asymmetrical Fireplaces
Playing with placement, shelving and lighting can make an otherwise standard fireplace the focal point of any room
"shelving and lighting can make an otherwise standard fireplace the focal point of any room... (connects two rooms). The first side is in the works right now, and it will be similar to... liven up a room with an asymmetrical fireplace. Here are a couple I would like to add... orage room. Most of the time, more than just wood needs storing around a fireplace... clutter-free room.Tip: A longer fireplace hearth offers additional seating. Mix and match..."
Basement of the Week: For the Love of Sports and Games
Skateboards, an elevated train, a surfboard lighting fixture ... see how one family packed their basement with fun features
"surfboard lighting fixture ... see how one family packed their basement with fun features... media room with plenty of comfortable seating, a wine cellar and a kitchenette. Here's... Glance Who lives here: A family with a teenage daughter and teenage son Location: Hermosa... table light is my fav. Sweet!!! Love the board light and Woody carving. If the rest... surfboard light are sick! Where could I get more information about the print on the wall..."
25 Gorgeous Holiday Mantels by Houzzers
Laden with boughs, lights and even lemons, these decorated fireplace mantels show a festive Christmas spirit and a creative approach
"boughs, lights and even lemons, these decorated fireplace mantels show a festive Christmas... Dining Room and Living Room Went nostalgic this year with putz houses, 40s era plastic... dried, a light coating of gold spray paint was applied. With all the lights off and... home. We live in Chicago now, but I will always cherish the openness and light in that... color living room. The letters represent the first name initials for our family members..."
Bamboo Screens Make Your Garden Glow
"Filtered Light and Privacy to Outdoor Rooms... if you live where it rains. We love bamboo too! using as a roof material in the rain... blends into light and airy spaces such as this one, especially since light is able to pass... outdoor room. Simply put, it truly feels like paradise! I'll take a margarita on the... this room feels balanced and well planned. Rolls of bamboo can be purchased in both... dark and light tones. This fence was made from the darker variety, yet still allows..."
Rooms of the Day: Bringing the Happy Into Formal Spaces
Two renovated rooms inspire a lighter, more colorful look for a formerly traditional living room and dining room in Texas
"living room and dining room in Texas... renovated rooms inspire a lighter, more colorful look for a formerly traditional living... couldn’t live with the dark, heavy traditional furnishings in their formal living and... family room and kitchen in a bright, contemporary style, this Houston family of four... dining rooms another minute. They were looking to lighten things up, literally and... she used light and color to give the formal spaces a new, happy feeling. Photography..."
On Trend: Globe Lights Give Rooms a Well-Rounded Look
"globe light fixtures have a ball in rooms of any style... good room design today often centers around a great light fixture. And you'll see... hanging light fixtures finding their way beyond the dining room and into the living... living room, bedroom, and kitchen these days. The simple globe pendant is appearing all... find a light suited for your home.... one for living room. It's affordable and ties the two rooms together! http://www.amazon..."
11 Ways to Create a Multipurpose Office Space
See how to include an office in your kitchen, dining room, guest room, living room, mudroom and more
"dining room, guest room, living room, mudroom and more... dedicated room for that, you may find yourself having to create an office that is truly... type of room, from putting your desk on wheels, to hiding your work in a cabinet, putting... of the room. Beautiful! My office is a small narrow room that also need to serve... craft room but can you combine it with a family room and still not see the mess?... family room Keeping only the filing cabinet. Dark brown in color. This room is in..."
Guest Picks: The Paris Apartment of Your Dreams
Who doesn't long at least once to live in the City of Lights? Get the feel no matter where you live with this Parisian-style decor
"once to live in the City of Lights? Get the feel no matter where you live with this... Parisian lights or the French accents, but I felt like I was living a dream. My partner... exterior living room wall facing the street. Swing open the doors to reveal a very... weeks I lived someone else's life. I left my small children in the care of their g... City of Lights. While he attended business meetings all day long, I explored the city..."