1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Guide to Outdoor Lighting

    The options for outdoor lighting are endless, but with all of the different sizes and styles it can be daunting to pick out the perfect lighting for your needs. With the summer months in full swing, having your outdoor areas well lit can increase the time spent outside and the safety of your home. There are four major reasons for updating your lighting that can help determine the best options for …Read More

  7. Choosing New Bedroom Lamps

    Your bedroom is a relaxing, intimate space, and it’s important to have the appropriate lighting in order to achieve the level of relaxation and intimacy you desire. One tried and true method of providing adequate light is to have the right bedroom lamps, whether they’re on your bedside tables, on your dresser, or standing on the floor behind your favorite chair. At Hortons Home Lighting, we ca…Read More

  8. Make a Backyard Retreat in Time for Summer

    Summer is almost here and what better way to enjoy it than from the comfort of your own backyard. With these design tips, you can turn your backyard into a summer retreat and begin your own staycation! Hardscapes When it comes to tying a backyard together, it’s best to start with the big picture and then work your way through the smaller details. In this case, hardscapes will be the biggest proj…Read More

  9. How to Host the Perfect Mother’s Day Garden Party

    There’s no better time than Mother’s Day to show the moms in your life how much you appreciate them. This year, do something special and different by hosting an outdoor garden party dedicated to them. The Basics Every garden party has a few must-haves to get started. First off, the seating! Depending on the party theme and the look of your landscape, outdoor furniture can play a huge role. If …Read More

  10. Find Your Outdoor Ceiling Fans Today!

    Your outdoor seating area has everything it needs, including chairs, tables, ambient lighting, and more. You’ve set up a literal paradise in your backyard, but when you sit out there during the first warm day of spring, you notice there’s no air movement and that it’s a bit uncomfortable after a few minutes. At Hortons Home Lighting, we can help you improve your backyard deck or patio with a…Read More