A designer top 10 tips for interior lighting
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As a rule of thumb, the bottom of a light should hang about 12 to 20 inches below a standard 8-foot ceiling. For each additional foot room height, add 3 inches.
2. Table-hopping. If you have a light over a table or kitchen island, 28 to 34 inches is the recommended distance from below to light the surface of your table or island. But the size of the light makes a difference. In general, a smaller light can be moved, lower, and a larger light can be moved, higher.
3. Plan it out. Consider your lighting settings during the initial planning phase of a new building or renovation. For example, if you want three pendant lights over your dining table, instead of one or two, that should be taken into consideration before starting construction.
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4. Get your prey up . If you are adding new trailer lighting, but do not want to deal with cost or effort, if your your electrical device, cable garlands can be an elegant solution. Swag them over a bar or hook as seen in this kitchen, or secure the cord tautly to the ceiling for an industrial look.
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If your walls are in cool tones, you might want to warm them with a light bulb that casts a warm glow. Conversely, you might want a cooler glow to lighten up a dark room.
7. Light up the stairs. Adding lights to stair risers is beneficial as it can be dangerous driving on stairs, especially at night. Stairs are often enclosed, so shine off the sides or embed lights in the risers as a design element.
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9. Do not be shy about the color. Putting a lamp in a light shade in an otherwise simple space can add some fun and interest to the room. Colored shades can work wonders, especially when the light is on.
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