Lighting

10 Creative Lamp Base Designs Light Up the Room

When you think about it, lamps are very simple if you strip them down to the basics. It’s quite interesting how we managed to turn that simple mechanism into a wonderful accent piece that’s both functional and beautiful. The basic mechanism is pretty much the same for every lamp and yet they are all so different. Some are unique and stand out with their designs and this makes them special. Here are some great examples.

You can make a lamp base out of almost anything if you’re creative

In the case of a lamp, it’s difficult to decide whether the lampshade or the base is more important. If it’s not one it’s the other. Today we’re going to take a look at some very interesting lamp base designs. You can easily spruce up a lamp by coming up with a creative idea for a base. You can use all sorts of things. For example, you could use a stack of books to make a very interesting lamp base.

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Accent Lamps For An Eye-Catching Look

Every décor needs at least one accent feature. It’s a way of not allowing it to be monotonous. So whether it’s a lamp, a chandelier, a painting, some pillows or some other type of accent piece, the goal is always the same: to create a focal point and to redirect one’s attention to that particular spot.

In this case the lamps match the color of the décor but they are more vibrant

Lamps are very commonly used as accent features. Most often, a lamp would stand out with its design or shape. In some cases color is used to make the lamp stand out. The great thing about lamps is that they have a double functional and they are useful in two different ways. First of all, they are functional light features and they are useful whenever extra light is needed or when you want to create a more romantic or intimate atmosphere in the room.

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Basic Types Of Lighting To Use In Your House

Everyone knows that lighting is very important in any space, regardless of the type, function and design. But lighting is more complicated than just choosing a chandelier and a lamp. You have to also think of the type of lighting you want to use in a particular room or space. There are three main types of lighting you should consider, although there are also several other categories you could then think about. These three types are:

Ambient lighting.

Ambient lighting illuminates the room when you flip on the switch upon entering a space

Also called general lighting, this type includes the overall illumination forms usually used in a room. Its role is to create a uniform light level throughout this space. It does not include special lighting and only focuses on the overall effect. Ambient lighting can take several forms. You could opt for ceiling-mounted or recessed fixtures, for wall sconces, cove lighting, floor lamps, etc.

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3 Eye-Catching Ceiling Lighting Designs For Modern Tastes

Lighting is very important in any home. But the lighting fixtures you choose have to be closely related to the style you have chosen for the décor. Of course, you can mix and match, but you need to focus on a specific style when you do it. So if you prefer modern lighting fixtures in your home, we have three designs that would be perfect. They are stylish and they’re also eye-catching, making wonderful focal points.

DRSL Paparazzi Lamp.

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5 Great Recycling Projects To Light Your Home

Recycling is not something you do out of love for the environment and the planet. It’s also a great way of finding new uses for things and of giving them a second change. It’s a way of not letting time take the best out of an item. So here are five wonderful projects that will show how to recycle and how to repurpose items in order to create unique features for your home.

Chandeliers Made from Salvaged Bicycle Parts.

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Contemporary Lighting Tips For Your Living Room

These days the range of choice that you can select from for contemporary light fittings seems limitless. Indeed, if you cannot find the fitting of your imagination then it will be possible to find a manufacturer who can fabricate your own design for you. Both the form of the design and their lighting output is very much at the heart of contemporary design.And when it comes to modern-style lighting there seems to be a fitting design for every room in the home. With such overwhelming choice, it is often too easy to go wrong, so take your time and select your fittings only once the rest of the décor has been decided upon.

If your home is undergoing rewiring, then you will need to consider the number of light fittings required to provide a good level of light. If you have too few fittings you will need to up their output. Err on the side of caution. It is better to have more wiring than you think you may need, particularly with recessed lighting, since it will be a messy job to run additional cable after your living room has been completed. If you are in doubt, consult a professional lighting designer.

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Shoes on the Ceiling: The Importance of the Right Chandelier

A pair of shoes can completely alter the look of an outfit. We’ve all heard that, right? For better or worse, shoes wield a disproportionately large amount of influential power. Imagine a man in a tuxedo with sneakers, or a woman in jeans with heels. The shoes define the overall vibe.

This can also be said for lighting in home décor…specifically, chandeliers. As the primary (or only) floating object, often in the center of a space, a chandelier can’t help but attract attention. For this reason, selecting the right chandelier is of utmost importance if you want your space to pull of the look you’re ultimately going for. Here are some examples of these “shoes” on the ceiling:

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