1. How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

    Happy first day of fall! Now is the time for chilly nights bundled up by the campfire and walking through crunchy leaves to pick the perfect apples. While all these activities that are yet to begin sound exciting, make sure you add home preparation to your to-do list this season. Here is a list of tips to prepare your home for the coming season both inside and out:Happy first day of fall! Now is t…Read More

  2. Common Lighting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    When it comes to accenting your style with home lighting, it can be difficult to find the perfect piece that draws the setting together. Unfortunately, many homeowners make three common mistakes when picking a light fixture. Avoid making these mistakes yourself and be on your way to a well lit and very put-together home! Wrong Light Fixture Size Probably the most common mistake people make when it…Read More

  3. Fall is Nearly Here – Is Your Lighting Ready?

    August is nearly over, and that means that fall isn’t too far away. You’ve most likely noticed the days getting shorter over the past few weeks, and with the sun setting a few minutes earlier each day, it can often mean that you’re spending more time inside with the lights on. At Hortons Home Lighting, we want to make sure that your lighting is ready for fall and winter, and if you’re look…Read More

  4. 5 Ways to Use Lighting to Make Your Room Feel Bigger

    Is a new addition on your home out of the question? Believe it or not, there are actually many ways to make the inside of your home feel bigger without adding on any square footage. Your home lighting design can play a big role in how big your room feels. Here are 5 ways to use lighting to make your room have the open concept of your dreams. 1. Long Lighting There’s nothing more stylish than a c…Read More

  5. Picking the Right Patio Furniture Material

    Aluminum, Wicker, and Teak, Oh My! It seems like there are hundreds of different factors that go into choosing the perfect patio furniture for your outdoor seating area. Before choosing between a patio swing and an accent bench, you should decide which material is best for you. Is Budget a Factor? If you’re looking to stay on a budget, plastic, or aluminum patio furniture are best. They are ligh…Read More

  6. Lighting a Rental Property

    When you’re adding new lighting to your own home, it can be somewhat easy to pick fixtures based on how they look and how they will function within a certain room. A rental property that you own may require a different approach when it comes to lighting. It’s still good to choose fixtures that you like, but it’s important to remember that you’re not going to be the one living there. At Hor…Read More

  7. How to Care for Plants During Summer

    One of the very best things about summer is watching all the beautiful flowers and plants bloom and grow. Sometimes, however, the hot and humid Chicago weather can hinder our green thumb. With these easy steps, you can nurse your decorative grasses, annuals, fruits and vegetables back to full health this summer. Decorative Grasses Of all the lush plants to find in your home landscape, decorative g…Read More

  8. Take Your 4th of July Backyard Party from Drab to Fab

    4th of July is the most patriotic holiday in the U.S. and that means that hosting this popular summer party must be outstanding. With these great decorating ideas, make your Independence Day Party bleed red, white and blue! Table Centerpiece There are so many fun ways to spruce up backyard party decorating, with table centerpieces being one of the easiest. Turn your gathering area into a fun displ…Read More

  9. Highlight Architectural Features with Lighting

    Building a new house is always exciting, and if you’re including unique architectural features such as archways or alcoves, it’s important to make sure they’re properly illuminated. This is especially true on the exterior of your home where passers-by can see the distinct design features that make your home stand out among the others in your neighborhood. At Hortons Home Lighting in La Grang…Read More

  10. Turning Your Dad into a Grill Master

    Is your dad the master of the grill? With Father’s Day quickly approaching, a new grill is sure to be on the top of his wish list! With the weather warming up and the nights getting longer, turning to the outdoors for your dinner can be the perfect way to savor the summer. When choosing a gift for your dad, use these tips to pick the perfect grill and accessories based on his needs! The Great De…Read More