We recently spoke with John Barnes, blog writer for LampsPlus.com, about decorative lighting, new blinds and décor accessories. He offered the following tips on how to coordinate these elements in a room design. Let us know what you think!
Blinds or other types of window coverings are not only functional but can also be a creative design element in any room. Coordinated with upholstery, area rugs and accessories, blinds help set a mood and complement a room’s décor.
Add to these elements decorative lighting! Lighting is an integral part of your design process as you furnish a room. Used successfully, lighting elements like bronze table lamps and chrome floor lamps add a finishing touch to a room’s décor, helping to bring blinds, furniture and home accents all together in one harmonious whole.
For example, in the traditional room scene above, we see lots of wood accents, tables and chairs. There is a wrought iron grate in the fireplace, and soft neutral tones in the rug and seating. Wooden blinds would look great in this setting. The perfect complement to this setting is lighting with warm bronze finishes. In this LAMPSPLUS room scene a bronze table lamp and matching floor lamp help bring the room together.
Contemporary style rooms are different. You’ll find lots of solid colors, metal finishes and clean lines. The room above has all of these elements, plus a window area covered by a white sheer. Metal or chrome finish mini-blinds would be a great choice for this opening. The metal blinds would coordinate perfectly with the chrome floor lamp, as well as the metal accents on the chandelier and table lamp.
No matter what your style, you can achieve a look of harmony in your home decorating by coordinating blinds, furnishings and lighting! I hope these LAMPS PLUS tips inspire you; just practice a little coordination and you can’t go wrong!
No matter what your style, you can achieve a look of harmony in your home decorating by coordinating blinds, furnishings and lighting! I hope these LAMPS PLUS tips inspire you; just practice a little coordination and you can’t go wrong! Have questions? Visit LampsPlus.com online or call 1-800-782-1967 to speak with a trained consultant.
Many thanks to John for sharing his insights with us! How will you be revamping the look of your home with lighting this holiday season?
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