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Ditch The Chandelier: Better Dining Room Lighting For An Open Floorplan

Chandeliers are the most traditional choice for lighting a dining room. But these days, dining rooms are a far cry from traditional. At-home dining in general has a more casual feel than it did in the past. Now, cooking, eating, and socializing all happen in the same space. Add to that the fact that many […]

Make Your Own Maker Space: How To Craft Your New Craft Room

The last year has seen people starting to get really into crafting. Whether it’s learning to mend your clothes for the first time or building an entire online store of handmade goods, having a craft room is much more viable an idea than ever before. You can rent studios and professional art tables in most […]

Get The Look: Easy Ways To Accessorize An Inviting Living Room

There’s a lot of conventional advice out there about the best way to decorate a living room. And, sure: tidbits about how to choose the right sofa or what size area rug you need can be helpful individually. But when you put them together, they tend to leave out the most important part: the little […]

Four Types of Lighting for Your Personal Reading Nook

A reading nook is a budget-friendly project that transforms an unused corner of the house into a visually pleasing and rightly functional piece to catch up on your book club reads in peace and quiet. All you need is a cozy surface to sit on and plenty of light to guide your eyes. Depending on […]

Get the Look: Layered Lighting to Add Dimension to Your Kitchen

Adequate lighting is important for a room that sees as much daily use as your kitchen, especially in a home with a less-than-ideal window setup or long seasons where there isn’t much natural light. The best way to achieve that is through layered lighting, using different types of lights throughout the room to increase the […]

Building A Better Reading Nook: Illuminate Your Space With Swing Arm Lighting

I’m a big fan of reading nooks. As an avid bookworm, they’re a comfy, cozy spot to curl up and read; as an interior designer, they’re an ideal way to fill up an odd spot: functional, visually appealing, and flexible enough to work with the size and style of whatever space you happen to have […]

Light Up Your Living Room: Six Innovative Ways To Beautify Your Space With The Right Lighting Fixtures

A lot of talk about living room design is dedicated either to the big ticket items – like your sofa, accent chairs, and entertainment system – or to the big surface areas – walls, flooring, and area rugs. But while these elements combined make up the lion’s share of your living space, it ignores the […]

Layered Kitchen Lighting: How Doubling Down On Your Lighting Fixtures Can Make A Big Difference

The difference between a kitchen that looks good and a kitchen that looks great isn’t how you decorate the space, it’s how you light it. Even the best designed kitchens feel lackluster with inadequate lighting. But a few stylish, well-placed lights can make even an ordinary kitchen come alive. And, of course, good lighting plays […]

Arc Lamps: A Cool Modern Twist On The Traditional Floor Lamp

I’ve never been a big fan of floor lamps. I mean, I understand the utility – every room needs light and not every room has it built in. A floor lamp bridges the gap without taking up any surface space, all while staying more or less out of the way. But as with your run […]

Why Choosing A Lighting Fixture From A Big Collection Is Almost Always Better

Choosing a new lighting fixture can be a somewhat daunting process. Even if you have a good idea of the style or type of light you want, the sheer number of options available can be a tad overwhelming. A good way to start narrowing down your options is to look for brands that offer large […]