One of the easiest ways to completely change the demeanor and ambiance of your rooms is by adding decorative lights. If you've invested a lot of money and time into your home's decor, but have neglected the lighting, it will make a difference. Do things look a little dark in your bedroom? Are you straining to see your guests at the dining table? Does your bathroom feel blah? Then perhaps all you need --for all of these rooms-- is to add a dash of excitement with fantastic lighting. Here are some ideas that are sure to light up your home and add just the type of flair you desire.
Even though many associate stringed holiday lights with only one season, why not break the mold and use these lights year-round? These lights serve as great accent pieces when hung around windows or on the molding that lines your ceiling. A romantic, mellow environment is fostered if you keep them on after you've turned out your main lights. Think about hanging these lights above your bed, or even under hanging cabinets in your kitchen.
One way to stylishly light your home while adding an exotic touch is to hang paper lanterns in strategic locations. These fun lamps offer a mellow, diffused light that looks great in corners or hung from the ceiling. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, paper lamps look good in gathering rooms, like the living room or dinging room.
These placement-adjustable lamps are essentially hung on a rail, and can be placed where desired. Move the lights to a position where they can light up things of note, like pieces of art. Great for rooms where things are on display, such as galleries or lobbies, track lights come in a variety of styles and magnitudes.