In my opinion lighting can make or break a space.
To me, nothing is worse than horrible harsh lighting.
Lighting turned up too high! Oh my!
I mean I understand that there is a basic need and function for lighting. I am not suggesting that we all live by candlelight. But turn the lights down at least!
PLEASE- put lights on dimmers.
Layer lighting! Turn the overhead lights on low and then turn a lamp on and why not light a candle, all at the same time.
I promise you that once you try this you will love it!
What is the lighting like in your house?
Do you live by these thoughts or just think why bother and keep the lights on full blast, and don't care at all?
I would love to know your thoughts and what you do!
Thank you so much to House Beautiful for quoting me in the June 2010 issue on my thoughts on lighting and dimmers.
These dimmers are from IKEA and are a simple and easy fix to any lamp with a plug (so that really doesn't leave you with much of an excuse to not rush out and do this on every lamp this weekend!)