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For a quick room makeover, look to lighting solutions

March 12, 2012

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Ever wonder how designers make the rooms you see in magazines look so good? From fresh and airy to intimate and cozy, lighting sets the tone of a room.

So if you want a room makeover, use these tips from the lighting pros at Sylvania to brighten things up.

Dining Room

  • When installing light over the dining room table, be careful not to create shadows on your guest’s faces.

Living Room

  • For general lighting, use fixtures with a dimmer. The light source is concealed, and with dimming capabilities you can change the lighting of the room for various activities from reading to movie-watching.
  • Wall sconces and floor lamps are good sources of task lighting.

Bedrooms

  • Use a low-wattage energy-efficient bulb to brighten up the closet.
  • Provide light for reading by choosing swing-arm or flexible bedside lamps.

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