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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Installing Accent Lights In Your Home

by Charlotte White

Accent lighting can be a feature that can allow you to create the right mood and aesthetic for the interior of your house. While accent lighting can have a major impact on your interior design, it is important to make the most of this upgrade if you are to keep costs manageable and get the lighting results that you are wanting.

Choose Accent Lighting That Can Be Adjusted

Having accent lighting that can have its brightness or even color adjusted can provide you with a significantly better degree of control over the mood and light level of your interior space. In addition to being a flexible and versatile lighting option, adjustable accents can also be easy to control as they will likely use a dimmable switch that can allow them to be set at various brightness levels. Programmable accent lighting can be a more advanced option that you may want to consider as it will allow for the color of the accent lights to be changed. These systems can also be easy to control as they may be able to connect to a smartphone app or remote control to allow you to quickly adjust the color of the accent lights.

Carefully Consider Where You Want To Place The Accent Lighting

The placement of the accent lighting is one of the most important factors in determining the quality of the results that you will get. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for individuals to effectively envision the way that the accent lights will look in their homes when they are on. Visiting a showroom where accent lighting displays will be available can help you to see the light dispersion from these accent lights. Seeing this in person can dramatically improve your ability to anticipate what the light will look like in various areas of the home.

Appreciate The Value That LED Accent Lighting Can Offer

The lighting fixtures in your home can be a major source of energy usage. However, advances in LEDs have enabled homeowners to achieve the level of lighting that they are wanting without using large amounts of energy. Due to these benefits and the relatively low levels of light that accent fixtures will need to produce, LEDs are becoming increasingly common in these fixtures. As an added benefit, the low energy draw of these lights can reduce the risk of the installation of these fixtures adding noticeable strain to the electrical system for this room. 

For more information about home accent lighting, contact a lighting company.