A Professional Lighting Designer is a “Bright Idea” for your Remodel

When you are renovating, it is important to make sure that all of your contracting bases are covered which should include a professional lighting designer.  Decorative lighting is a major aspect of home décor and design. The design and placement of the lighting should reflect the design of the room and the lighting should enhance the room’s decorative elements.  Here are a few reasons why you should consider a professional lighting designer for your remodeling project.

With so much variety in lighting today, a professional lighting designer will help you navigate the different types of lighting available, ensuring the room achieves the look and atmosphere you are trying to create.  The professional will work with you to realize your lighting dreams on your budget. They will help you get the best quality light for that amount of money. 

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What do you want the room to reflect?

Mirrors bring light and add depth to any room.  A mirror can add light to darkened spaces while making a space appear larger than what it really is.   

Quoizel, known for its beautiful lighting, understands that mirrors paired with lighting can create special effects.  Hanging a large framed mirror on a wall can reflect the light from a chandelier showing off a kaleidoscope of colors.  A mirror can also reflect the view of an adjacent garden, art work or candles creating a warm, inviting glow that will create softer lighting and give it an intimate feel.  Take your time and plan out what your mirrors will be reflecting.  You want to make sure your mirror is reflecting an attractive image and that you are getting the best possible benefits from all angles.

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Double Up Your Dining Room Chandeliers

Hanging a chandelier over your dining room table is a fantastic way to add elegance to the overall design of the room. But have you ever thought about installing two chandeliers instead of one? Check out the following situations in which two chandeliers might be just the trick to make your dining room shine.

  • Long Dining Tables – If you have a long dining room table, then a single chandelier is going to feel very strange hanging over the middle. You could install a larger fixture to accommodate the length, but this might prove to be an eyesore. Instead, use two chandeliers. This will help provide symmetry to a space that is asking for it, and it will better light the table.

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Tips for Lighting Artwork in your Home

Using artwork in your home is a great way to introduce a personal and unique element in your interior design. Because a good piece of art is so unique to your home, you’ll want to emphasize its placement within a particular room. The best way that you can do this is by lighting up that art. Not sure how? We’ve got a few tips and ideas for you!

  • For work such as photography, prints, pastels and watercolors, use UV-blocking glass to frame it. This will prevent the pigments from fading over time.  Avoid using fluorescent lights, which contain UV rays.

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Helpful Tips for Lighting a Nursery

Planning the baby’s nursery is a huge undertaking!  From the crib to paint colors, getting this space just right for your little one is a priority.

Although lighting might not be the first thing you think about when planning your nursery, it is probably one of the most important.

The nursery needs to be a comfortable place for your baby to sleep while still having enough light to allow you to safely navigate the room. These tips should help you with the lighting layout of your nursery:

  • You’ll want lamps, or even better, sconces in areas where you need a lot of light, such as the feeding area or the changing table. These won’t light up the entire room, so you won’t have to worry about disturbing the baby’s sleep. 
  • You’ll want subdued lighting to allow you to see where you are going while still keeping the room dim. Using dimmer switches rather than plug-in night lights is a great alternative.
  • Your baby won’t be asleep all the time, which means you’ll want some ambient lighting that lights up the whole room. This might include a flush, semi-flush fixture or chandelier. Nurseries have become much more sophisticated, and it is not unusual to see a beautiful chandelier bringing the entire nursery together. 

It’s important to also remember to light up the path to the nursery since there will be several trips to and from your bedroom at all different times of the evening.

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