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8/21/2014 (1 year ago)

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Mood lighting enhances a home's décor as well as adds atmosphere

An environment with full, bright lighting is good for entertaining and workaday activities. However, in order to bring a feeling of relaxation that enhances surroundings, softer light sources - herein referred to as "mood lighting," can enhance any home. Creating mood lighting can be inexpensive and fulfill the homeowner's creativity in making their surroundings more conducive to making a more romantic and intimate living space.

Creating mood lighting can be inexpensive and fulfill the homeowner's creativity in making their surroundings more conducive to making a more romantic and intimate living space.

Creating mood lighting can be inexpensive and fulfill the homeowner's creativity in making their surroundings more conducive to making a more romantic and intimate living space.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/21/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Home & Food

Keywords: Mood lighting, atmosphere, light bulbs, task lighting


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Any typical room will have electrical outlets, and therefore the possibilities for special, decorative lighting is limitless. The lights you add to a space can therefore change the ambience of a room with the flick of a switch.

Any room can change from a place of quietude to an energetic party place by adjusting your lighting with dimmers. Dimmers can range from low candlelight glow to daylight bright to either quiet or wake up the space.

Come here for some great ideas for lighting in your home --


An environment with full, bright lighting is good for entertaining and workaday activities.

An environment with full, bright lighting is good for entertaining and workaday activities.


Another important factor to mood lighting is layering. Overhead lighting on tracks, ceiling fans, or recessed lighting can provide central lighting. In addition, floor lamps or torchieres, uplights and downlights can accent architectural features and art displays.

Light bulbs you use can also set the mood. Bulbs come in warm lights, colors, soft white, bright white and natural daylight options.

Dining areas usually have some kind of chandelier with candle-style bulbs. The more bulbs, the brigh

Dining areas usually have some kind of chandelier with candle-style bulbs. The more bulbs, the brighter the light.


What about the special needs of the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom? Task lighting is crucial for the sink and food preparation areas and is best served by fluorescent lighting. Halogen floodlights or daylight bulbs would best serve an island or coffee bar.

Bathrooms also require task lighting. However, fluorescent lighting will tend to play poorly with skin tones. For more accurate cosmetic application, shaving and other personal grooming, halogen lighting or daylight bulbs create the best solutions.

Bedroom lighting only involves bedside task lighting best provided by table lamps with adjustable levels of light from 3-way bulbs. Accent lighting can be provided by sconces or floor lamps.

For the living room, lighting can offer a variety of fixtures that set a mood. Ceiling fan lights or

For the living room, lighting can offer a variety of fixtures that set a mood. Ceiling fan lights or a central overhead fixture offer bright general lighting.


Dining areas usually have some kind of chandelier with candle-style bulbs. The more bulbs, the brighter the light.

For the living room, lighting can offer a variety of fixtures that set a mood. Ceiling fan lights or a central overhead fixture offer bright general lighting.

Don't be afraid to experiment with colored light bulbs. Think warm lighting with yellow, orange and red tones to stimulate. Think crisp bright, light to energize. Think cool lights such as blues and greens to calm and soothe.

Once you become accustomed to dimmer switches, you'll find that the proper lighting is one of the most important considerations to make the most attractive use of any space.

Be sure to check out this selection of lamps for your home's very special needs --

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