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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your family feel more secured, too. Here are some helpful tips on how you can create good exterior lighting effects in your home.

 

Check What You Have

The first thing that you need to do is to look at your current outdoor lighting setup. Check whether there are enough light sources so you know when and where you need to add additional lighting fixtures. Also check if there are enough outlets. Most homes have provisions for outdoor lighting sources but if you don’t have the basic setup, you may have to hire an electrician to do the job.

 

 

Include Layers of Light

A good lighting combines three types of lighting namely ambient, task, and accent. You can achieve ambient lighting through hanging lights and wall lights. This should be complemented by task lighting which includes pathway lights and security lights. Then, add accent outdoor lighting through spotlights or landscape kits to achieve a well-lit outdoor area.

 

 

A Good Entrance

How your entrance way looks can determine the overall vibe of your home. It can be welcoming and warm, or unappealing and dull. Make sure yours is well-lit to make a good first impression. Install a wall mounted light on both sides of the door, or just one above it. Flush lights will also add an extra layer of personality to your home.

 

 

Choose a Light Fixture that Matches Your Style

Just like everything else in your home, make sure that the lights you choose are in sync with the design you’re going for. Usually, tarnished copper or bronze goes well with different styles but do your research before purchasing one so you’ll have more inspiration. Also remember to match the color of your light to either the color of the wall or the floor to make it more balanced.

 

 

Check how it looks from Inside Your Home

Doing this will give you another perspective and can help you decide the kind of lighting fixtures you need for your outdoor space. Look at the entranceway, patio spaces, and the garden area. Making them properly lit will give your home a better view and ambiance at night.

 

 

Put Your Landscape Lighting During Night Time

Doing your landscape lighting during daytime will make it harder for you to see how your trees and other elements cast shadows, which is a very important thing to consider when positioning light fixtures. This will also help you avoid the risk of putting a light into a window or door in your home or your neighbor’s. Lights that are shining or reflecting from other surfaces are a form of light pollution and you definitely want to avoid that.


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