Advice and Tips

Find the information you need for your next lighting or decor project with articles from the Lamps Plus experts.

  • A Guide to Crystal Chandelier Glass

    The History of Crystal Glass The history of crystal glass is closely tied to the development of the room chandelier. Chandeliers were originally candle holders and were hung from the ceiling to illuminate a room - and reduce the risk of fire. Casting...
  • Home Lighting: Some Basic Tips

    Home Lighting Tips Basics: Ideas for All Around the Home Home lighting plays a critical role in how we live day-to-day. In addition to having a tremendous impact on the atmosphere it creates from room to room (and from garden area to garden area),...
  • Landscape Lighting - Tips for Getting Started

    Shed Some Light on Your Landscape Landscape lighting is a fabulous way to add drama, beauty, and a welcoming feel to your yard. Sure, your grounds are on display during the day, but why not show off a beautiful tree, fountain, or other feature at night...
  • Lighting and Decor for Living Big in Small Spaces

    Small Space? No Problem! Living in a small apartment or condo? When space is at a premium you need to make your decorating style do more with less. Here are a few tips to help you live big in even the smallest space. Make the Most of Your Space...
  • Summer Lighting Tips - Ideas for Summer Living

    Summer Living and Lighting Does miss a moment of summer with these tips for outdoor entertaining and living. Less is More Don't overdo it. Less really is more, with well-planned lighting creating dramatic shadows and visual interest throughout...
  • Add a New Look with Giclee Art Shades

    An Inexpensive Way to Redecorate Lavish lamp shades have leapt into the home decor spotlight in recent years. And for good reason--they can be an easy, inexpensive way to invoke some domestic dazzle. With a myriad of colors and patterns available...
  • All About Ceiling Fan Light Kits

    Adding Light to the Ceiling Fan Although the motor is the most important part of a ceiling fan, the light kit is probably the piece that most people notice first when looking at a ceiling fan. Indeed, it’s the fashion or style of a fan that is...
  • Adding Life and Light to Your Outdoor Spaces

    Add Light to Your Outdoor Spaces You've found the perfect couch for the living room, the ideal bed and dresser for the bedroom, the most beautiful chandelier for the dining room ... you're all done, right? Well, almost! You may be done with...
  • A Guide to Buying Indoor Air Purifiers

    Why You Need an Air Purifier Today’s energy efficient homes trap air indoors, meaning that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. If you’re not aware of the poor quality of the air inside your home you’re...
  • How to Clean a Chandelier

    Cleaning Your Chandelier A chandelier makes a grand focal point for any room. To keep a chandelier shining its brightest, it’s a good idea to give it a good cleaning once a year or so. Crystal chandeliers need cleaning when the crystal appears...

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