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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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Watts up with Lumens?

Until recently, shopping for light bulbs involved primarily focusing on wattage. After 2012, when the Department of Energy set standards specifying how much energy light bulbs can use, things became slightly more complicated.

Using Wall Sconces for Style and Function

Wall sconces are incredibly versatile lighting fixtures. While they are often used to add flare to a room, they can also serve very practical purposes. As a result, they are a great choice to add anywhere in your home.

Tips for Working with Your ALA-member Showroom

Whether you're tackling a home remodel, a new build, or simply looking to update your dining room chandelier, the best place to start is always with a trained ALA-member lighting showroom professional.

Lighting with Layers

When developing a lighting plan for any room in your home, it is important to consider the three basic types of light - ambient, task and accent. The best lighting plans combine all three types to light an area according to function and style.

Tips for Picking a Light Bulb

With the options available today, choosing a light bulb has become slightly more complicated for the average homeowner. If you find yourself wondering what bulb you need, here are a few tips to consider.

Selecting the Right Chandelier

A longtime lighting staple of dining rooms and foyers, chandeliers are gaining popularity in unexpected places. This classic lighting piece can be found in kitchens, bedrooms, walk-in closets and even bathroom

'Tis the Season...for LEDs

Your interior lighting design has a huge impact on mood, productivity levels, sleep quality and more. It shouldn't be surprising then how important your home lighting is to a successful holiday. 

The Beauty of Decorative Lighting

Decorative lights are the unsung heroes of great lighting design. These statement fixtures are important in conveying specific design themes, and can also be used in light layering.

Stay Cool with a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as it is Functional

No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design when it comes to your home. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today's ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents.

Floor Lamps 101: Know Your Light Fixtures

One of the main goals of home décor is to make your space inviting. The right interior lighting adds the perfect amount of warmth to any room. For interior designers, a major point of direction will often be your home's lighting design. With numerous styles to pick from, it can be overwhelming to decide how to best light up your home.

Five Common Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

While there are plenty of ways you can bring new life to your home through lighting design, there are also some common mistakes to avoid. 

Bringing the Outdoors in: Natural Elements in Home Décor

One of the bigger trends in home design is using natural elements to bring the outdoors inside. It's a design aesthetic that people have tried to perfect for generations, as organic looks and elements tend to create a serene environment in the home.

How LEDs are Transforming Interior Design

The shift toward LED light bulbs in interior design is happening quickly, as manufacturers and homeowners find more ways to use these new types of lighting inside common areas of homes.
LEDs come in a wide variety of hues and colors that can transform an ordinary bathroom into something that will give you an artistic experience when you get ready for work in the morning.