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Are you ready to change the look of your home using indoor lights? With so many options available today, you can make your home look amazingly incredible. By changing out lighting or adding lights, you can turn a drab, boring room into something spectacular. The following are the various categories to consider:

Accent, Floor, and Table Lamps

The great thing about accept lamps is that they can be added to virtually any room in the home, changing its appearance instantly. Most accent lamps will measure 20 inches or less, so they provide a nice, soft glow by which to read. When it comes to floor lamps, they provide just the right amount of light in dark corners or areas that are otherwise difficult to illuminate. Finally, table lamps are also excellent in any room and typically range in height from 25 to 32 inches.

Ceiling Fixtures

The market today is loaded with stunning options for ceiling fixtures. If you want to add light to a specific area, pendant lighting is perfect. For a more overall illumination and sophistication, then you might consider a chandelier. Ceiling fixtures can be used in dining rooms, kitchens, entryways, and even bedrooms. When using pendant lights in rooms where the ceilings are no higher than eight feet and the walls and floors are darker in color, you want to increase the wattage over what you would normally use.

Decorative Lighting

Decorative lighting is what you would find inside a curio cabinet, underneath a painting, under the kitchen cabinets, and so on. The most popular light for this type of fixture is the halogen light and decorative lighting is cost effective.


Too often people will spend good money on new lighting and completely overlook the importance of a good lampshade. Therefore, be sure the height of the lampshade is the same measurement as what you would get when measuring the base of the lamp to the lower portion of the socket. Additionally, you want the width of the lampshade to be the same as the widest portion of the lamp although you can choose one that goes a couple of inches beyond if you like.

When looking at the lamp at eye level, the bottom of the lampshade should cover the lower portion of the socket. If you find the shade is too low or too high, you can adjust the harp. The nice thing is that you can find lampshades in every color and fabric available so have fun with your choice.

Wall-Mounted Lighting

Wall-mounted lighting such as sconces is the perfect choice for the bathroom vanity or hallways. Many of the traditional wall-mounted fixtures have arms that help with the illumination. This type of lighting is also great for stairs where lighting is needed to prevent accidents.
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