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Choosing the Right Lighting for Homes

Having the right lighting in your home can transform the way your home looks in a major way. If your space is too dark, it could feel too closed up and small. If it is too bright, it could be obnoxious. Read on to learn more about choosing the right lighting for homes in Newport News, Virginia and how it can transform your space.

Choosing the right lighting for homes near Newport News, Virginia (VA) including Silhouette® Window Shades

One great way to transform the lighting in your home is to invite natural light into the space. A simple way to do this is by installing new window treatments, such as Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Shades. These shades feature unique vanes made out of an opaque material within a sheer panel of fabric. This gives you the ability to open up the space by letting in natural light with the vanes open or give yourself and your family more privacy and light control by closing the vanes. By letting in natural light, you give your space a beautiful, bright feel that also will make it feel larger. This is a great solution in any room, but especially in smaller spaces to make them feel much more open. 

Here at Unusual Designs, we offer a wide variety of unique ways to transform the light in your home, including lamps, candles, and overhead lighting. There are several different types of lighting, including general or ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting is what you would use for the overall lighting of a space. This can be done with overhead light fixtures, or a number of other styles of lighting. Task lighting, on the other hand, is used to light up a work or reading space. You definitely want this to be brighter than your general lighting so that the light is focused to a specific place. Lamps are a common form of task lighting. Lastly, accent lighting is that which usually highlights a particular thing in your home, such as a work of art or, maybe, a bookcase. This creates a dramatic effect by creating shadows. Candles are also a great way to add a unique, warm vibe to your space. They make a perfect addition to spaces that are meant to be cozier and warmer, such as perhaps a bedroom or living space, but can also work in any other space.

Contact us today to learn more about all the different lighting options we offer to help complete your home. We are proud to serve the areas of Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Gloucester and the surrounding area. Get in touch with us to get started today.