Advice and Tips

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

  • 10 Ways to Add Organic Style to Your Decor

    Get Green - Add Organic Style! As the trend towards "green" grows, decorators are getting more inspiration from the beauty of nature. Organic design captures the colors, curves, and textures of the great outdoors. Here are ten ways to bring a bit of nature's beauty into your home. ...
  • Energy-Wise Lighting Tips

    Lighting Tips That Can Save You Money Not only is being Green good for the planet, it's also great for your pocketbook. Here are some ways you can save energy and save money at the same time. Make the Switch to CFL Light Bulbs Consumers can cut costs quickly by switching from incandescent...
  • Light Your Way to Feng Shui

    Feng Shui and Lighting Design A centuries-old Chinese practice, feng shui has in recent years captured the Western imagination as a tool for good design and spiritual well-being. The Chinese words for "wind" and "water," feng shui teaches how to live in harmony with home...
  • Using a Dimmer with Fluorescent Lights

    Dimming Fluorescent and CFL Lights It is possible to use wall dimmers for both fluorescent and CFL bulbs , but each requires a different approach and special hardware. Jeff Emmerson of our Lamps Plus Professionals trade pricing program says that, "It is much less expensive and more convenient...
  • Remodeling Basics - Quick Tips for Working with Light

    Tips for Planning a Lighting Scheme It's often the last element considered when remodeling, but lighting can have a hugh impact on a new room space. Here are some basics to keep in mind when embarking on that new redecorating project. When you're decorating it is important to consider the...
  • Quick Guide: Choosing the Right Sized Exterior Lighting

    Even more important than the style and finish of your new outdoor lighting fixtures is choosing the proper size and proportion of the units. In fact, the biggest mistake consumers make when installing new outdoor lighting is purchasing fixtures that are too small. Keeping in mind a few simple tips...
  • Lighting Tips for College Students

    Lighting for Reading and Studying Students heading off to college need practical, glare-free task lighting from desk lamps for those long nights of reading and studying (or at least that’s what they tell Mom and Dad!) Proper desk lighting is critical in preventing eye-strain and fatigue...
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