Amala Eunice. chandelier. October 12th , 2017.
One of my favorite topics is the chandelier because of its history as a method of lighting that was used before the sixteenth century. The earliest chandeliers were very basic, almost primitive devices that involved two pieces of wood connected together to form a cross. A spike was inserted at each end to hold the candles and a rope or chain was connected to the crosspiece and then suspended from the ceiling. As a former antique dealer, Ive found that nearly all of the earliest chandeliers were destroyed and very few authentic examples remain in existence today.
Pendant Lights in LobbyWhen it comes to decorating the foyer, along with the wall art, foyer and hallway lighting in itself can be used to enhance the beauty of these important areas of your house. For enhancing the esthetic appeal of the foyer, you can hang an etched-glass pendant light from its ceiling. Or, you can even add an assortment of differently shaped chandeliers to the foyer ceiling. If you have shelves on the walls of the foyer, you can highlight them with tea lights. Chinese paper lanterns, if used appropriately, can liven up your foyer like none! Another good idea for foyer lighting is floor cove lighting, i.e., using rope lights to line up the lower edges of the walls and along with it, installing recessed floor lights. This combination will indeed lend a very futuristic, modern appeal to your foyer.
The living room is also where we like to display the best of our tastes in home dcor, and highlighting this taste is best done with accent lights. So, whether it is a pendant lamp right above your choicest sculpture or a picture light above your favorite painting, what you need to consider is the wattage of the bulb. It should not be so bright that it drowns out the appearance of the artwork, neither so dull that its presence goes unnoticed. And you know what? Sometimes, you just don't need any artwork, because you have the most gorgeous wallpaper or an amazing texture paint, and that's all you should highlight by fixing a wall sconce on this wall or multiple pendant lamps against it.
With task, ambient, and accent lighting taken care of, how else do you think you can use light? In big living rooms, divide areas by placing lights in between them. For instance, if your living and dining area are in one space, place a strip of lights, some recessed lighting, or hang a series of pendant lamps to demarcate the two areas and create an interesting visual break. This can also serve as ambient lighting if you want to illuminate just the passage between the two, and as accent lighting if you want to set a mood with the lights. Remember, every light source can fulfill more than one purpose; but you must spend time to learn how to get the most out of it.
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