Lighting is, perhaps, the most important element in decorating. The right lamp, chandelier or ceiling fixture can instantly make a room more attractive and inviting. The wrong lighting, unfortunately, can have the opposite effect.
Here are five secrets to making the right choice:
How much lighting is required in a room? To calculate, simply multiply the square footage by 1.5. Therefore, a 12′ x 16′ living room would require 288 watts of lighting (12 x 16 x 1.5 = 288).
How big a chandelier do you need? Simply add the dimensions of the room together. So a 12′ x 16′ area could accommodate a chandelier that is 28 inches in diameter (12 + 16 = 28).
How far apart should lighting fixtures be installed in a hallway? Experts say that ideally a light should be positioned every 8 to 10 feet.
How do I create ambience? In the dining area for example, select a light fixture that can accommodate a dimmer switch. The ambiance of the room improves if you can soften the lighting during meals or when entertaining.
Using floor lamps? The bottom of the lampshade should be around 42 inches from the floor.
Accurate planning rules the world! Carefully plan your work, but sure enough – do not forget the entertainment. With Halloween 2014 just around in a few days – here are the best Toronto Halloween Attractions. Plan ahead – and have fun!
Accurate planning rules the world! Carefully plan your work, but sure enough – do not forget the entertainment. With Halloween 2013 just around the corner – here are the best Toronto Halloween Attractions. Plan ahead – and have fun!
Summer this year made us wait for quite a bit, but now when it hits – it hits hard. If you cant think of anything but shade and water – I've got a perfect place for you! Today I will invite you to Alderwood Trail.
Even though it is located almost in the heart of the city not many know about it. But those who do, can't underestimate its beauty!
Going along the eastern shore of Etobicoke Creek, Alderwood Trail is a prefect place for a bike ride, rollerblading or just a walk, and your four-legged barking furry friends will also love it.
It starts a Marie Curtis Park, South of Lakeshore, on the border of Etobicoke and Mississauga and goes all the way to Sherway Gardens.
I've also heard that Etobicoke Creek is full of fish, not sure though, if its legal to fish there. But fishing or not it is a must see place. And when you are there, as Garry Jenkins used to say: "Don't forget to stop and smell the roses!" Or whatever those little flowers are called. Enjoy!