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When it comes to lighting, people often focus on the fixture style. Contemporary, traditional, and transitional are among the most popular, but to truly decorate with light, you should be paying more attention to what the light source is doing.
There is a proven formula for calculating the proper amount of general light you should have in each room. Multiply the length times the width of the room. Then, multiply that number times 1.5. That gives you the amount of wattage you need to light the room properly for general illumination. For more specific task lighting areas that need more light, multiply by 2.5. This rule can be applied in every room of your home!
Chandelier Installation: If a chandelier is heavier than 50 pounds, it will have to be mounted more securely to the ceiling or wall. Make sure there is enough support.
Doing your homework on preparing to shop for fixtures: First, look for pictures from magazines that reflect your taste. Second, know your budget. Third, bring in fabric swatches or color chips for any area you are re-decorating or designing.
Natural Lighting: Is this a factor in the amount of light you will need in a room? Think daytime vs. nighttime. You want to make sure your room has adequate lighting when the sun goes down!
In this economy, many people can't afford to knock down walls or put and addition on their homes. However, for considerably less money, any room can appear larger and look better with one or two strategically placed sconces.
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