Add A Little Color to Your Kitchen with Decorative Pendant Lights

The best way to bring a room together is with a clever use of color. But experimenting with color in a kitchen¬†can be a challenge, because a big portion of your space is taken up by necessary appliances that come in boring black, white, or metallic finishes. You can add color despite this limitation through […]

Cozy Lighting for the Perfect Reading Nook

It’s the time of year where nature motivates you to stay¬†inside and curl up with a good book or twenty until the ground stops being coated in ice. This is where a good reading nook comes in, a secluded space all your own that is comfy, filled with books on your to-read list, and well […]

Small Bedrooms and Big Ideas: Making the Most of Your Space

Haven’t you heard? Small is big this year, and getting bigger. With the blooming popularity of micro-homes and studio apartments, many people are beginning to think on a smaller scale square-footage wise. Limiting the space you take up is great: it saves you money, consumes less resources, and can generally make you more mindful and […]

Why It’s Time To Grow Up… And Get A Real Floor Lamp!

As a recent college grad, I know as well as anyone how hard it can be to try to decorate on a budget. If you’re balancing bills already, home decor is probably not at the top of your to-do list. But whether you’re in a new home or just a starter apartment, doing a little […]

Chic Restaurant Style Lighting For Your Kitchen Island Or Home Bar

In recent years, the role kitchens play in the home has changed fairly dramatically. Of course, kitchens are still used primarily for cooking, but they’ve also become the social, familial, and entertainment hubs of the home. Rather than having a separate kitchen and dining room, modern kitchens are designed with an open floor plan, with […]

Old Fashioned Lantern Lights To Perfect A Cottage Or Farmhouse Decor

Regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of decorative lighting. Personally, I think that any fixture that doesn’t add to a room isn’t earning its keep. Sure, there are lights that are made for utility, but if you have the option to buy a great looking light or one that’s just so-so, there’s […]

Pros And Cons Of Ceiling Fans: When They Work And Why They Don’t

In my household, the summer months are always spent maintaining a precarious balance between keeping the house cool and keeping the cooling bill low. I’m willing to consider just about any option to make it work, too. But recently I spent some time in a home with ceiling fans in almost every room – a […]

Industrial Style Pulley Lights For A Unique Antique Loft

One of my personal favorite design trends, and one that I’m pleased to be seeing more of, is the use of reclaimed materials and spaces. From furniture made of salvaged wood or metal parts to whole lofts made in converted warehouse spaces, I love a look that’s aesthetically old, textured, and rugged. I love old […]

Stylish Contemporary Pendant Lights To Light Up Your Kitchen Table

Traditionally, dining areas are full of big, beautiful lighting fixtures – dining rooms often include a chandelier centered over the table, and even breakfast nooks or big standalone tables often have their own dedicated lighting fixtures. But if you happen to have a kitchen that’s on the smaller side (or a ceiling that’s on the […]

Bathroom Lighting: Balancing Form And Function

I think having lots of light is great in any room – there’s nothing quite so inviting and welcoming as a brightly lit space. But having adequate lighting is even more important in the bathroom. After all, our morning grooming time is probably the most time any of us spend looking at ourselves, so it’s […]