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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lighting Your Home Office

When setting up their home office, most people tend to focus on the big purchase items–the desk, chair, and filing system. Lighting often comes up as an afterthought–and yet, poor lighting can cause eyestrain, headaches, and is most certainly not a mood enhancer. Pay attention, fellow workaholics, because considering the high percentage of time we spend toiling away, it makes sense to create a setting with optimal lighting.

Here’s what you need to know:

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5 Things to Know about Recessed Lighting

No matter how well-designed your home, bad lighting can easily kill the mood. Recessed pot lights are a great option that when used strategically can effectively remedy that—but they can turn your ceiling into Swiss cheese and shroud your quarters in dull light.

The goal of recessed pot lighting is to not only add visibility but also interest and ambiance to the environment. To that end, layering your lighting is vital: Combine recessed pot lighting with a variety of other types (such as decorative pendants, table lamps, sconces, or candles) to make rooms feel well balanced and inviting. This applies to both modern spaces, where recessed lighting is most often used, and to more traditional settings, such as old townhouses, where mindfully placed recessed lights can work wonders.

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