Interior Lighting

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you want to bring more light into your home, there are a couple of different ways to do so. One of the easiest ways to make a change in the look and feel of any room is to change the lampshades. You can find a number of different and modern looking lampshades in home decorating stores and lighting stores. If you want add color to your room, a lampshade is an easy way to do so.

Lampshades make a huge difference in the overall look of a lamp. If you want the lamp to blend into the interior, then you will certainly want to avoid buying a white lampshade for a room with medium to dark walls, and vice versa. If you are looking to add more of a luxurious feel to a room, lampshades with beads, brocade, and even faux leather can do the trick.

There are a number of options in home lighting, but a good rule of thumb is vary the levels of lighting. Having floor lamps, table lamps, and sconces at different levels and at different intensities allows for a variety of lighting schemes. By utilizing different fixtures, your living room can go from bright and warm to romantic and cozy.

Energy Saving Tips

Many people resist adding new lights to their home because they don't want to pay more in monthly electric bills. There are a number of things you can do if you want to conserve energy with your home lighting systems. One of the best things you can do is install dimmer switched or three-way floor lamps. These devices allow you to control the amount of light you use depending on your lighting needs.

Another way to save energy on interior lighting is to install motion detectors in some of the heavier trafficked rooms. These devices turn off automatically when rooms are empty, which helps to save money in the long run. It's always a good idea to remind family members to turn off lights when they're not in use as well.

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