Discover More Interior Design Ideas for Lighting:
Last week Action Step #1 in our Lighting Series:Add a Table Lamp: Mix up the styles, get lamps that balance each other without exactly matching. Keep in mind that a table lamp can be a mini accent lamp or a tall candlestick lamp or anything in between.
Switch Your Switches
This week Action Step #2
Light Your Life with Lamps and Lights
These 3 lamps (2 table and 1 console) work in harmony to bring light to this space.
Add a Floor Lamp: Perfect if you need light somewhere and don’t have a furniture piece suitable for a lamp. Floor lamps are great behind furniture and in tight corner spaces.
Floor lamps work especially well in small spaces.
Gain work surface space with light from a floor lamp.
Add a Torchiere: The ideal up-light if you need to get more overall light in the room. In a dark room, a white ceiling lit with a torchiere, goes a long way to brighten up the space. However, let’s assume you have addressed your ceiling and it is beautifully treated, at least a tinted color, and not just white. So keep in mind, any light bouncing off the ceiling will reflect the ceiling color into the room.
Add Wall Sconces: Try a single sconce or a pair – maybe even a triple! A great way to add a different type of light. So many choices: A beautiful handblown glass sconce can also be a work of art; some sconces have covered cords and can be plugged into a regular outlet eliminating the need to fish wires through the wall; sconces on mirrors can be especially interesting - multiplying the look and the light.
Triple play makes this room!
Sparkling crystal doubles and triples as it is reflected in these large mirrors.
Eliminate the Light Kit: You can have a fan without the light! The light quality in the room will immediately improve! Replace the light with a cap – readily available. We Floridians especially love our fans, but they don’t need to be an eyesore – they can be interesting - and - functional! This fan pretty much disappears into the ceiling. The fabric blades by Casablanca add a nautical touch to my design studio overlooking Tampa Bay.
Add a “Work of Art” Light: If you have a ho-hum fixture anywhere, replace it with one that brings you joy every time you enter the room. This light does not to be expensive and does not have to be a “work of art” – just something special that really delights you as you enter the room.This handblown glass "work of art" doubles as a light fixture and certainly delights the eyes!
Where can you add a special light to bring you joy in your home?
Next Time: Action Step #3:
Accentuate with Accent Lights
First in the Lighting Series:
Lighting Interior Design Ideas: Lift Your Spirits with Light
For more interior design ideas, please write with your comments or questions and let me know how I can best help you with lighting solutions that will lift your spirits and create a positive impact in your life. Barbara@barbarakrai.com
Barbara Krai Interior Design serving Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin, Odessa, Safety Harbor, Lutz, Avila, Cheval, New Port Richey, Bradenton, Lakeland and all surrounding Tampa Bay Beaches and regional areas along the West Coast of Florida.