Lamps & Light Fixtures are the Focal Areas in Any Room Decor
For centuries candles and oil torches were the only lighting available at night. The advent of gas lighting started an industry that was to become the forerunner for electric lamps & light fixtures. Originally considered only suitable for practical purposes these fixtures soon become exciting state of the art fittings in interior design.
Nowadays the choices on offer are amazing and there is something for every style available in all price ranges. Lights come in categories such as recessed, cove, down-lighting, up-lighting.
These are all suitable when used correctly but a person needs to remember that some lights are made for specific use only. Wet areas such as bathrooms and cooking areas require particular lighting that may not be suitable for other rooms in the home. Indoor and outdoor lighting is also made according to their distinctly different requirements.
To create soft and mood type lighting in living areas and bedrooms a person may prefer to use cove or recessed ceiling lighting. These are completely hidden in the ceiling and can be placed to highlight focal points. Often attached to a dimmer switch which gives people the freedom to intensify or diminish lighting as they want to.
Suspended lighting and chandeliers have for decades been the preferred lighting for a reception room, lounge and large entry areas. Traditionally they are made from crystal pieces that give off rainbow prisms when lit. These and their modern equivalents create stunning effects and are often one-of-a-kind designer pieces.
In long darkish corridors specially designed scone lights give sufficient illumination and can be strategically placed along the wall to great effect. Under-shelf illumination to highlight precious objects in a cabinet or used in a kitchen to give soft lighting has become a popular choice when remodeling modern homes.
Lamps form an integral part of a room's decor and are often used to great effect as focal points. Stained glass Tiffany lamps have been around for decades and continue to be one of the most popular choices when looking for something exceptional and stylish. These decorative shades are mostly used as table lamps but can also be used as ceiling or wall lighting with great flair.
For a nursery and children's rooms nightlights are considered an essential illuminating item. The market caters for a wide spectrum and lights range from lava type lamps to specially designed nursery rhyme figurines that move to soft music.
The use of lamps & light fixtures does not stop indoors. There are abundant ways in which the garden, driveway entrance and front door can be enhanced with good lighting. There are various designs to suit any type of architectural style which will add value to the property. Besides the essential outdoor safety lighting people often add striking pole lights to illuminate walkways, swimming pool decks and light-up features in the flowerbeds or under large trees.
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