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Experts share tips for making the most of luxury lighting

Experts share tips for making the most of luxury lighting

Interior lighting can change the atmosphere of any room in your home. Whether you choose to go with something sultry in the bedroom or something bright in the living room, the possibilities for lighting your house are endless. Renowned designers James Huniford and Eric Cohler told House Beautiful that rooms should have varying types of lights. This can jazz up a boring room and adds sophistication that is common in expensive and upscale homes. Try installing bright modern wall sconces and then incorporate low lights into the same room using small, votive candles. Doing so will create diversity and perspective in your living area.

Another trick that interior designers like Alexander Julian have used is to paint the ceiling of a bedroom or kitchen in a client's favorite color and then finish it with a high-gloss topcoat. Using ornate low-lit Italian lighting, you can create a mood that is sexy, romantic and mysterious. If you are trying to spice up your dining room table, try following interior designer Barbara Barry's tip. She recommends putting a lamp on one end of a long kitchen table.

Then, she surrounds the lamp with food and flowers, creating a unique point of focus and warm glow that would be inviting to anyone stepping foot inside a home.

Finally, if you are looking to make a bold statement, try buying and connecting a modern chandelier in your foyer or even dining room. These lighting fixtures are not only elegant, but they are also serve as a functional lighting piece that immediately draws attention to the room that you  likely worked hard to decorate.

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