Lighting Strategy for Home Entertaining

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 by admin


In the midst of one of the biggest holiday weeks of the year, are you looking around your home and thinking that there’s still some room for improvement? Make your next gathering better than the last by revamping your lighting strategy!

Here are a few tips to make the most out of your lighting scheme while hosting company:


The Grand Entrance

The saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression” can certainly be applied to your home’s entrance. Test out your fixtures to make sure it’s safe for guests on a walkway, and check if lighting is sufficient by steps or stones. Adding a strong, but not overpowering, feature light at your front door acts as a beacon to guests welcoming them to your home.


The Dining Room

Chances are, you will be entertaining and serving a meal in the dining room. A chandelier, often the focal point, can also enhance the mood. You can alter the feel of an existing chandelier by swapping out the shades or switching to decorative specialty bulbs. Lower wattage can help set the mood. If a change is in order, selecting the proper size chandelier for your room is essential and don’t forget the matching sconces for the perimeter.


Bottom line: A nice, soft light adds warmth and intimacy to the dining experience.


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