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Tips and Tricks: Home Lighting Edition


Lighting is one of the most essential aspects of your home’s aesthetic. How you choose to illuminate your home can change its overall look. From the bulb size to contrasting mixtures, it’s all about what looks good and can make your space feel more warm and welcoming.

In this guide, we’ll discuss some simple hacks and tips which can help you with your home’s lighting. It doesn’t just apply to your home’s interior.

These tips will make a huge difference in your home’s exterior spaces as well, such as the front porch, backyard, or walkway area. Let’s get stated!


Creating the Focal Points


For each room or space in your home, there has to be a focal point. You can locate this point easily or create it yourself by placing a light fixture there. Smart placement will make it very easy for anyone to spot this focal point. You can add one big light fixture or two small ones for more drama. Make sure the rest of the space is designed around this point.


Add Dimmer Switches


To create different moods, you can add dimmer switches to all your lights. It’s a great way to change the vibe in any room and make the situation feel sophisticated or chic. Dimmable lights are perfect for every equation. If you don’t want to do this yourself, you can hire lighting contractors

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Ambient Lighting with Table Lamps


If you want to avoid getting dimmer switches, you can buy table lamps. They are perfect for ambient lighting. With strategic placement, you can create a cozy, intimate setting in your living room—perfect for low-key hangouts, get-togethers, or even game nights. You can also achieve this effect with floor lamps. Just make sure you choose a light-colored lampshade.




String Lights on the Patio


A simple yet efficient way of illuminating your outdoor area—string lights! One or two strands of LED light bulbs in your patio can help you bring light to the space while keeping everything cozy and beautiful.


The string can be along the porch, the fence, or even on a tree in the yard. Choose the placement and the area wisely, so it doesn’t cast a shadow or give too much glare if your guests are hanging by too close to it.


Enhance the Landscape with Outdoor Spotlights


If you want to make your outdoor landscape pop, try adding a couple of spotlights. You can add them near the largest bushes, shrubs, or trees. Point the spotlights upward. You can add more than one or two. This will create dramatic shadows and take your outdoor space’s lighting to another level.


Lights Over DMV is one of the leading outdoor lighting companies in DC. We are offering our services in Maryland, Virginia, and other nearby areas. Whether you want to enhance your curb appeal, improve pathway lighting, or simply start an outdoor landscape lighting project, we can help you out.

Reach out to us today for more information.

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