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The right lighting design makes a big difference in the feel and ambiance of your home. Any of our Hortons Home Lighting convenient Chicagoland locations will help you enjoy your home to its full potential by discussing lighting ideas with you for each room and developing the perfecting lighting plan for your home. The right lighting can add beauty and drama to a space; it can make a small room look big, and a large room look comfortable and inviting. The lighting sets the room’s atmosphere, and you can have a night of entertaining or a quiet night of relaxation, depending on the light effect you’re going for. Lighting can make a difference in so many ways, and it does so inexpensively compared to other home decorating and remodeling options.

There are many types of lighting including accent, aesthetic, ambient, general, and task. A good lighting design concept combines multiple types of lighting in an area, according to the function and style of the space.

Check out our lighting tips section below to learn more about a particular room or lighting style.

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Bathroom Lighting Tips

The bathroom, may be the most important place to consider lighting, shadow-free lighting for shaving, grooming, and applying makeup. In small bathrooms, mirror lights or vanity lights will illuminate the entire room, but in larger bathrooms, an additional ceiling light fixture is needed for general lighting.

Wall-Mounted Fixtures can furnish general, task, and accent lighting. Many are designed to match and supplement dining room chandeliers, or to provide hallway, bedroom, or living room lighting. Wall brackets are often used for task lighting at the bathroom mirror. They are available with a choice of incandescent, tungsten-halogen, and energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

Bedroom Lighting Tips

Hortons Home Lighting offers a large selection of bedroom lighting solutions, you will want to create an overall atmosphere of quiet relaxation, while providing some bright spots for reading and other activities. A combination of general and task lighting that takes into account the age and lifestyle of the occupant(s) is needed. Remember, dimming controls give you the flexibility to vary the light to suit different moods and activities.

Wall-Mounted Fixtures can furnish general, task, and accent lighting. Chandeliers, floor lamps, and table lamps all provide a unique style to the space while also including additional lighting sources. Today's choices of light fixtures are vast. You can select a decorative theme that can be carried throughout the home or a look designed to blend into your bedroom decor.

Semi Flush or Ceiling Fixtures provide general lighting. They are practical in areas such as foyers, hallways, bedrooms, kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, playrooms, and dens. They are available with incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, xenon, and energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

Dining Room Lighting Tips

Dining room lighting should be both beautiful and functional. A well balanced mix of general, task, and accent lighting that can set the mood for multiple functions, including formal dinners, family get-togethers, and other activities such as homework, hobbies, or family bookkeeping. Dimming controls will enable you to vary the light for each occasion.

Chandeliers add sparkle and style to your dining room while giving you the general lighting you need for dining and entertaining. Chandeliers can have either direct or indirect light. Hortons Home Lighting has a large selection of traditional and contemporary, the choices of finish, light source and style make it easy to find the perfect fixture for your decor. The addition of a dimmer control lets you alter the intensity of light to suit the mood and activity.

Kitchen Lighting Tips

While the kitchen is primarily meant as a work area we all know it is the number one gathering place for family and friends. Hortons Home Lighting knows that a comfortable yet functional lighting solution is required.

Under-cabinet/ Under-shelf Fixtures offer both task and accent lighting. Under kitchen cabinets are designed to light a countertop. Display cabinets show off prized possessions. They're used in a workshop or anywhere you need lighting right at hand. Hortons Home Lighting’s selection includes slim, energy-efficient fluorescents, miniature track lighting, and slim low-voltage mini-lights.

Pendants can provide both task and general lighting. They can be either standard, incandescent, xenon, halogen indirect or direct lighting with shades or globes to avoid glare, and they are suspended from the ceiling over dinette tables, game tables, kitchen counters, or other work areas. A dimmer control offers the flexibility to vary the light to suit the occasion. The use of mini pendants has become very popular from both a good lighting perspective, as well as to bring together the rest of the room.

Living Room Lighting Tips

The Living room or Family room are home to a mixture of activities. When designing a lighting plan you'll want to include general lighting for entertaining and watching television, task lighting for reading or sewing, and accent lighting for artwork, plants, and interesting architectural features. Dimming controls are ideal for the living room because they allow you to design the lighting to suit each mood and activity.

Portable Lamps can act as multiple forms of lighting while giving you the flexibility to move the light whenever you want. Table lamps, floor lamps, and torchieres are available in many styles to complement any decor. Small specialty lamps, such as clip-on lights, up-light cans, adjustable task lights, mini-reflector spotlights, desk and piano lamps fill a variety of task and accent light needs. These lamps are available with incandescent, tungsten-halogen, and energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

Outdoor Lighting Tips

Hortons Outdoor lighting solutions not only enhance the security of your property, but also the beauty, and increases the amount of time you spend outdoors. The added value to your property is always a welcome bonus.

By illuminating any side of the house that would otherwise be in shadow you will increase the safety and security of your house. Do your part to conserve energy. Install a motion or heat-sensitive control that will switch on the light only if someone approaches that side of the house. An automatic timer can control a portion of your outdoor lights to turn off at a certain hour, while basic security lights can be left on through the night. Another proven safety measure is to use timers on interior lights to make you appear home even when your not.

Night Lighting Tip - Prevent unwanted glare from your outdoor lighting by using use bulbs with reasonable illumination levels. You may also use full cut-off fixtures to direct the light downwards at the ground, where it is needed, rather than being cast to the night sky.

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