Enjoy Your Best Home

These days people are spending more time enjoying their homes, inside and out. Put your home in the best light and pull everything together with these simple tips:

5 Simple Tips for Creating a Cozy Home this Fall

This fall and winter more than ever, many of us will be spending most of our time at home. C

Style Spotlight: Modern Mountain

Mountain home design style may conjure up thoughts of moose heads, bearskin rugs, and rustic cabin décor, but that look has had its day.

Lighting Trends to Love in 2020

Each year brings a profusion of new design trends for the home, and new lighting designs play a crucial part in setting style.

Style Evolution: Modern Farmhouse

First came the farmhouse design trend, a humble, nurturing style that is a nostalgic throwback to a simpler time.

Dining room Revolution: Are formal dining rooms back?

With the popularity of today's open floor plans, oversized islands, and eat-in kitchens, the dining room has become somewhat of an afterthought - just a space tucked between the kitchen and the living room.

New Spaces, New Places for Chandeliers

Just the word “chandelier” can bring to mind an ornate, candle-bedecked light glimmering over the center of a dining room table.

Easy Lighting Ideas to Welcome the Season

The days are growing shorter and darker, and less daylight means it’s time to use lighting and seasonal elements to brighten up the home.

Landscape Lighting Adds Beauty and Safety

Adding the perfect amount of exterior lighting will brighten up a dark landscape, giving a home after-dark curb appeal while also providing safety for visitors and family.

Lighting Tips for Open Floor Plans

Many home designs incorporate an open floor plan, where cooking, dining, and entertaining are enjoyed in the same space.

Designing in Coastal Style

Every day can be a beach day when your home's décor has a light and airy Coastal style.

Tips for Lighting Outdoor Kitchens

Indoor-outdoor living is more than just a trend- it's become a lifestyle. Many homeowners are choosing to bring the functionality of their inside kitchen to their outdoor space so that they can enjoy the luxury of cooking and dining in the open air. 

Three Stand-out 2019 Lighting Trends

From new finishes to new inspirations, to products that typically aren't even considered to be lighting, there are many notable design trends in today’s lighting market. Here’s a roundup of three notable trends that are “in” for 2019 and beyond. 

Trend Alert: Mixed-metal Accents to Light Every Room

The days of matching the same metal color for lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing are over. Today, designers and homeowners are getting creative and letting their personal style shine with mixed metals.

Advantages of Using LEDs

Although LED technology is commonplace today, confusion still arises for the home user when it comes choosing LEDs over traditional light bulbs.

Kitchen Lighting Tips to Achieve Function and Style

Today’s kitchens are more than just a place to prepare food, they are gathering spaces for family and friends, serving different purposes throughout the day.

Essential Tips for Lighting Your Living Room

Your living room is likely one of the most frequently used rooms in your home. From relaxing with family and friends, to watching television, to reading a good book, this room serves many purposes, and proper lighting is key to making your space multi-functional.

'Tis the Season for Crystal

The holidays are upon us, which means sparkling, shimmering lights are all around.

Key Measurements You Need to Know When Shopping for Lighting

Learn Lighting Lingo

From elegant chandeliers to simple modern pieces, lighting has evolved from being a way to brighten a dark space to becoming a decorative statement for the home.

How the Right Light Bulb Can Save You Money

With the rise in popularity of LED light bulbs, you’ve likely heard talk of energy savings and lighting.

Create a Cozy Home with Hygge

Want to make your home as cozy, calm and relaxing as possible?  Try hygge (pronounced: hue-gah), a Danish lifestyle trend that has captured the imagination of the interior design profession.

What to Consider When Shopping for LED Bulbs

Today, LED bulbs are the most efficient, longest lasting, and often the most suitable choice for residential lighting.

Follow the Trend: New Ways to Light the Bathroom

While functionality is still key, stylish and unique bathroom lighting designs are becoming increasingly popular.

Rearrange Fixtures to Create a Unique Look

Many of today's light fixtures lend themselves to various types of installations.

The Latest in Lighting Trends

Good design begins with a great lighting plan. From ambient lighting, to statement chandeliers and trendy LED fixtures, layering your home with light is the key to creating spaces that welcome, comfort and inspire.

4 Ways to Add Functionality to Your Home without Sacrificing Style

When it comes to lighting and connectivity at home, everyone has pet peeves.

Layered Lighting Looks Loveliest

When it comes to outfitting a room with lighting, most homeowners start with the overhead lighting – either one main fixture or a grouping of pendants. From there, lighting experts suggest adding two additional layers.

Five Things to Consider when Choosing Outdoor Fixtures

Outdoor spaces are no longer afterthoughts in a home's design and decor plan. The outdoors set the stage for the rest of the home, create a welcoming ambience, and provide a space to relax, gather with friends and family, or steal a few quiet moments away in the midst of a hectic day. 

Light Up the Night

Lighting a sidewalk or other pathway is attractive and a safety feature of outdoor lighting.

All Ceiling Fans are not Created Equal

All ceiling fans are not created equal, especially when it comes to size, weather resistance and speed. When determining which fan to buy for your room, in addition to appearance, consider these three things:

High-tech Fixtures Push Style Boundaries

The myriad advancements in technology are making it easier for designers to create pendants, sconces and chandeliers that push horizontal and vertical boundaries.

Elevate Your Outdoor Space

The time for backyard barbecues, afternoons at the pool and hours of summer fun is here. If you’re fortunate enough to have an outdoor space that lends itself to one of these activities, you know style and comfort can make all the difference when it comes to hosting this summer.

6 Extras You Can Expect at a Lighting Showroom

We are always talking about how great ALA-member lighting showrooms are. With the help of Lighting magazine, we've broken down 6 of the top reasons showrooms are truly something special when it comes to shopping for lighting.

8 Lighting Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Wondering what's trending in lighting right now? Look no further than these eight design trends from Lighting magazine. You're sure to be inspired.

Quick Lighting Makeovers to Fit Every Lifestyle and Budget

Whether you're looking for a five-minute fix, or you've got a little more time and money to dedicate to an update, you can make an impact on your home through a lighting makeover.

Adding Function with Lighting

When it comes to lighting design, spaces not typically seen by guests sometimes do not get the attention they deserve.

Curating Comfort with Custom Lighting

You start and end almost every day in your bedroom, so shouldn't it be the place where you feel most comfortable?

Consider Tasks and Style When Selecting Bathroom Lighting

Often overlooked, bathroom lighting is more than simply a functional light source.

Inside and Outside Light Affects TV Viewing

When lighting a media viewing space, it is imperative to consider all sources of light.

Hit Reset with a Kitchen Lighting Update

Ready for a redo? Many homeowners resolve to kick start a new year by making improvements to themselves as well as their home.

New Trends to Brighten Your Home in 2018

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity for a fresh start for your home. One easy change that will make a big impact is a lighting update.

Using Lighting to Let Your Personal Style Shine

Your bedroom is the perfect place to let your personal style shine, and the right lighting can provide the perfect finishing touch to your space.

Three Tips for Functional Bathroom Lighting

Whether getting dressed, shaving, applying makeup or styling your hair, there are a variet of important tasks that take place in the bathroom mirror.

Top Lighting Tips for Beautiful Dining Rooms

When planning your dining room lighting, keep these easy tips in mind.

Maximizing Productivity Through Office Lighting

Proper office lighting is key to setting the stage for a productive workday. 

Decorative Trends in Kitchen Lighting

A popular decorative trend in kitchen lighting is the use of shaded or hooded chandeliers above an island. The shades provide glare control and reflect light down to where it is needed.

Give Your Home a Facelift with New Lighting

To give your home’s exterior a fresh look, upgrade your outdoor lighting to complement existing landscaping and architectural elements.

Get the Right Light in Your Dining Room

Today’s dining rooms reflect consumers’ changing lifestyles. Once solely for daily dining, this room has become more multipurpose.


Maximize Your Viewing Experience

Whether your TV is in the family room, dedicated media room or even an outdoor living area, everyone's viewing experience will be optimized with proper lighting.