Tips on Bathroom Vanity Lighting

Women these days have it far much better than their Neanderthal counterparts.  We get to enjoy primping ourselves in front of the mirror inside the comfort of our bathrooms.   Here, we put on makeup, comb our crowning glory and basically do everything which helps us set the tone for how we’ll look for the rest of the day.  But it doesn’t stop there.  Our prettifying experience can be made much more pleasurable by something as unassuming as bathroom lighting.

Using the right kind of lighting for our bathroom vanity helps us see things the way we should.  For instance, if we put just a single light over the mirror, this often results in shadows on the face and not enough light on the neck and lower part of your face.  To fix this, simply add a light fixture on each side of the mirror.  You can get a few pieces of Candice Olson lighting to do the job.

Be sure that there is no light directed to the mirror.  Take away any objects which may distract.  When you look into your mirror, you shouldn’t be able to see any other bright reflections.

Proper lighting does so much to the bathroom.  Choose wisely, and you’ll soon see things in a better light.


Home Lighting Tips for Your Living Room

Home is where the heart is, they say.  And where your heart resides, there should be light.  Since the living room is where a lot of activity takes place- from reading, entertaining guests, and watching TV to cross-stitching and playing scrabble- various types of contemporary lighting do the job of not only prettifying the place, but also complementing the different things you do there.   A flexible lighting scheme makes it seem as if there are different spaces for different activities, all right smack in one room.

  • Chandelier lighting always works in the living room.  It makes for a good conversation piece with guests, and helps give off an elegant yet homey feel.
  • Use some accent lighting to highlight collections of books, plants or pictures.
  • Put a freestanding uplighter or a good old lamp behind the sofa.
  • Table lamps may be dotted on shelves and tables around the outside edges of the room.  This helps shine light inwards, giving the illusion of space with a cozy feel.

If you want to renovate your house but are strapped for cash, you can always spice things up with proper lighting.  Now, I hope I was able to shed some light on the topic… pun, oh so intended!