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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.

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.

Follow the Trend: New Ways to Light the Bathroom

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

Consider Tasks and Style When Selecting Bathroom Lighting

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

Using Lighting to Create an Outdoor Oasis

You don't have to plan a lavish vacation to relax this summer. With the right lighting, your back yard can become your own private retreat, allowing you to enjoy a mini getaway without leaving your home.

Add Functional Style to Your Home Office

Office spaces are the perfect place to blend style with functionality. A stunning chandelier can add an unexpected element to a room, but it's not all about design.

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.

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.

Tips for Lighting Your Outdoor Spaces

This weekend marks the start of daylight saving time. As we welcome longer days and warmer weather, now is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outdoor space.

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.

Rethinking Your Bathroom Lighting Design

Your bathroom is where you typically start and finish your day, so creating an inviting space can set the tone for a great day and a restful night's sleep. Unfortunately, many homeowners are left uninspired by their bathroom lighting design.

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

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.

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.

Hallways, Entrances and Foyers: Lighting Your Homes Trickiest Spaces

Entrances, hallways and foyers all have a major commonality: These spaces are typically the focal point to the entrance of your home. Guests are greeted in these areas and you use the spaces as a means to get to other rooms throughout your home.