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Friday, February 25, 2011

How many lamps and recessed lights do I need? See this photo with mood lighting.

To find out if you have enough lamps and light fixtures - turn on all the lamps one evening for a test run. Are there lamps scattered evenly around the room, or do certain areas appear too dark? Do you have to turn on the bright overhead light to get sufficient lighting?

House Beautiful interviewed famous designers regarding the most common decorating mistakes. This was Barclay Butera's response,  "There's nothing worse than bright overhead lights that make you feel like you're onstage. Lighting shouldn't wash down on you, it's harsh and unflattering. Use dimmers in every part of the house. The best light comes at you from shaded lamps."

Greensboro NC Home
The photo of this Greensboro, NC library with cherry walls shows how even a dark room can have sufficient lighting from lamps and sconces.

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