Just as humans don't look their best in direct, overhead light, neither do the rooms in your home! General lighting works well when you are performing a job where you need to see properly, such as cleaning, cooking or doing laundry. However, for more flattering light for your rooms (and you!), use a combination of light sources instead of overhead lights. Layering your lighting will create mood and personality in your space.
Floor Lamps: Look for an interesting floor lamp that will create visual interest when not on, as well as lighting dark corners at night. Floor lamps also work well as task lighting over a couch, if you want to do away with a side table and table lamp option. Click here for more floor lamp options.
Pendant Lights: These lights work well for task lighting, and look great when installed in multiples over a kitchen island, such as this fabulous industrial copper pendant.
Clamp Lamp: The challenge in designing children's rooms, is how to get reading lights beside the bed, when the bed is a bunk bed!? Enter the gooseneck clamp lamp, which attaches to the side of the bed and can be adjusted for easy reading.
Desk Lamps: Obviously, these lamps work well on desks! You can also mix it up and place small desk lamps in such spots as bookcases and side tables to light up unexpected places on dark days.
Table Lamps: You will often find table lamps on side tables in living areas and bedrooms. Add one to a console table at your front entrance to create a welcome mood for guests; such as this sweet little retro lamp with timber detailing.
Wall Sconces: Sometimes overlooked, wall sconces are a good option in bedrooms as reading lights when floor space is limited. Look for wall mounted options, and you won't have to have an electrician install them for you.
For more lighting options for your home, you can visit the Temple and Webster lighting page here.
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