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 8 tips to help you live big in even the smallest space. 1. Make the Most of Your Space...
  • Summer Lighting Tips - Ideas for Summer Living

    Summer Living and Lighting Does miss a moment of fun summer weather with these 5 tips for outdoor lighting, entertaining and living. 1. Less is More Don't overdo it. Less really is more, with well-planned lighting creating dramatic shadows...
  • Add a New Look with Giclee Art Shades

    An Inexpensive Way to Redecorate Lavish and colorful lamp shades have jumped into the home decor spotlight in recent years. And for good reason--they can be an easy, inexpensive way to invoke some domestic dazzle and get a whole new look for your home...
  • 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...
  • Lighting Tips for the Perfect Study Space

    Lighting Tips and Reading Choose the right lighting to eliminate eye strain and fatigue and ensure the perfect environment for schoolwork. Here are a few tips to help you select the right light for creating the perfect study space. Halogen, CFL...
  • A Guide to Dark Sky Outdoor Lighting

    Dark Sky Outdoor Lighting Outdoor lighting is one of the most rapidly growing areas of lighting design. More and more consumers and retail business are paying attention to their outside lighting, not only out of security and safety concerns, but also...
  • Cooking With Kitchen Lighting

    Lighting for Every Kitchen Task In the modern home the kitchen is a multi-purpose room. In addition to the ho-hum tasks of storing, selecting and preparing food, today’s kitchen space multi-tasks as an entertainment area, a family gathering space...

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