Lighting Retailer Releases Clever Decorating Tricks Used by Experts on Industry Blog

Bellacor sheds some light on how to showcase a room’s best attribute using various wall lighting fixtures.

Mendota Heights, MN, January 20, 2010 --( Bellacor, leaders of lighting and home accessories today released expert tips & tricks to overcome home décor obstacles. The blog post gives insight into the creative use of wall lighting or sconces to play up the best features of a room.

“Spotlighting, Bellacor’s blog, frequently shares tips on how to improve the appearance of a room with minor changes. We realized wall lighting is often overlooked in designing one’s space despite the dramatic contribution it can make to the ambience of the room,” said Chris Fowler, an editor for the Bellacor blog.

A few of the designer tips and tricks include:

Make a ceiling seem higher: Use wall mounted sconces that are open at the top to throw light onto the ceiling.

Make a ceiling seem lower: Use wall sconces that are closed at the top & direct the light down. Fine tune the lighting using dimmer switches to create a warm & cozy atmosphere.

Make a small space seem larger: Use wall sconces in combination with mirrors to create the illusion of space. Choose a wall fixture with a mirror on the back plate. In the bathroom consider cutting holes in the mirror and installing the sconces on the mirror.

Showcase architectural & design details: Use one or more wall fixtures to wash the wall with light & draw the eye to the best features of the room. Use light to enhance the colors, textures & design of brickwork, tile & wallpaper.

Clear the clutter from your nightstand: Replace bedside lamps with a wall light designed for bedtime reading. Look for a fixture with an adjustable arm that can direct light onto the page & an opaque shade will confine the light to allow one person to sleep with the other reads. As a rule of thumb, mount the wall fixture 30 inches above the mattress & ensure that the on-off switch is within reach.

Make a dark hallway warm & welcoming: Use a series of wall sconces to accentuate the path & create a sense of drama.

Update the exterior of your home: A well chosen outdoor wall sconce can beautify the entryway & add curb appeal. Added lighting can also make your home safer for your family & visitors.

Browse or shop for the perfect wall lighting to fit your decor. Choose from styles ranging from traditional to transitional to contemporary.

For more tips on showcasing your room’s best features using wall lighting, visit the Bellacor blog.

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Melinda Cayetano