Festive Outdoor Lighting
The holidays are officially upon us! For many of us, much of the pleasure of this time of year comes from getting into the spirit by decorating your home with all your favorite festive touches. Whether you add a bit of sparkle to your space or incorporate seasonal family heirlooms into your decor, filling your house with holiday accents brings warmth and cheer to the chilly, long nights. And don’t forget your yard and porch as well. As you prepare for the hustle and bustle that the season will bring, decorating outdoors as well as in will have maximum effect!
One of the easiest ways to prepare your home for the holidays is to add some festive outdoor lighting. Creating a glistening scene will give guests an inviting welcome when they arrive for dinners or parties you may be hosting. As well, your neighbors will appreciate your tasteful, glowing setting as a cheerful addition to the neighborhood! Finally, you yourself can enjoy your outdoor lighting every time you look out the window and see it sparkling as the sun sets on a cold evening.
The 4 Best Types of Chandeliers
Over the years, chandeliers have transformed from plain candle holders to modern candle chandeliers, brilliant crystal chandeliers, luminous glass chandeliers, and chic chandeliers with shades. However, the best chandelier type for your home is one that acts as a direct representation of your personal style and taste.
Before the invention of electricity, people burned candles in order to illuminate their homes. Candle chandeliers were a popular light source then and they are still popular today. These classic chandeliers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and many offer the unique feature of lights that imitate flickering candles, resulting in an extremely realistic portrayal of burning candles. These classic chandeliers will add an element of character and charm to your home, and would look stunning displayed in your foyer or dining room.
Add some glamor to your home with elegant crystal chandeliers. Choose a chandelier dripping with crystals for a dramatic effect or choose a more modest one with fewer crystals to act as a simple décor accent. Use a large crystal chandelier in your foyer as a statement piece, or place a petite chandelier in your dining room to add a little something special. Refined crystal chandeliers will add a richness to your home that will surely impress your friends and family.
Harvest Home Decor: DIY Fall Lamp
Fall is my favorite time of the year. It's a time to gather with family and friends and share our favorite memories while creating new ones. This fall, we're using our favorite autumn elements to create warm and cozy table lighting for our Thanksgiving dinner. We've transformed the Kichler Birchfield table lamp into a fall-inspired centerpiece that is sure to charm and illuminate our family and friends.
Making your own fall lamp is easy, affordable, and fun. Gather natural seasonal materials like dried leaves, pods, and pine cones. Don't be afraid to use your kitchen as a resource, cinnamon sticks and whole nutmeg add a homemade charm and warm aromatic notes. Follow the steps below to make your own.
How to Hang a Chandelier
Is there anything more elegant than a beautiful, sparkling chandelier hung in just the right spot in your home? We think not. Now that you've found the right size chandelier, it's time to install it where everyone can admire it.
The chandelier that you've selected should not only fit the room size, but also enhance the look and feel of the space. Whether you opted for a classic crystal chandelier or a modern metal chandelier, make sure it complements your home decor seamlessly.
Gather the following materials:
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- Wire Strippers
- Tape Measure
- Electrical Wire Tester
Getting Ready for the Holidays
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and soon you may find your home overflowing with friends and family. Don’t be caught off guard! Getting ready for the holidays will be easy with these five simple holiday tips and stylish products from brands such as Tech Lighting.