Lighting Decorating Ideas 2017
Wall lights have obvious advantages in areas where floor space is limited and need not involve chasing cables into the wall if the flex is attractive. The output of wall lights is usually directed up at the walls and ceiling, making them a good source of ambient light. As they are on display, their visual impact can be significant. A sconce can be used to give a bare patch of wall a sense of purpose while a row of lamps in a hallway adds rhythmic pattern. Q
As much of the furniture in a room tends to have a strongly horizontal feel, the vertical lines of floor lamps often add a welcome contrast. They vary enormously in style and function, and range from traditional standard lamps which provide both ambient and task lighting, through spindly uplighters, to tough and powerful studio lights. Floor lamps are easy to move, some are even mounted on wheels, but for safety try to avoid., having trailing flexes across thoroughfares and do not place the lamps in a position where there is a risk of causing an obstruction.
Organizing your home so that possessions and people can co-exist in harmony is vital for most of us know how time-consuming and exhausting it can be to live amidst chaos and muddle. And as Sir Terence Conran says in his The Essential House post: ‘Your basic approach – whether you like to leave everything out on view or to banish all your belongings to cupboards and closets will determine the basic character of your home more surely than any palette of paint colours or soft furnishing style.’
Cramming your home with cupboards is not the answer, however, and the most effective long-term solutions are arrived at by looking closely at how you use your home as a whole. Look particularly at how activity tends to be concentrated in certain areas. This might mclude the living room and the kitchen, a shared children’s room, or a bedroom that doubles as a study. If both you and your possessions are fighting for space in these places, one solution is to try to spread the load a little. It may be possible, for example, to turn a box-room into a shared study thereby keeping the rest of the house relatively free of homework and office clutter. Or, as is often the case in older houses, there may be circulation areas, such as landings and hallways, that can be fitted out with storage or shelving.
With a little creative thinking, even areas that are usually written off as wasted space can be put to good use. In Japanese homes, the space under the floor is often fitted with shallow boxes that are accessed by lifting trapdoors in the floor. Or it may be possible to fit shallow overhead storage in a bed alcove.
Of course, organizing your home is also about being able to find things with the minimum of fuss and being able to put them away easily when you have finished with them. The first step is to get rid of those items that you no longer want or need but have simply got used to having around. Next, sort the remainder of your possessions according to frequency of use. Those that are used constantly, such as the bread bin in the kitchen or clothes for work, should obviously be the most accessible while those that are used on a seasonal basis or only once in a while can be stored in more out of the >
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