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Wall art is a big part of interior decorating, and it's a wonderful chance for us to express our tastes and personality. Everything from photography to original paintings, pop art to multi-media designs ... it's like jewelery for your living areas.
Unfortunately, some of these gems are left in the dark by diffuse ceiling lighting or more localized table and floor lamps. Shine a light on your wall art with picture lights. Lots of styles are available including battery powered models that go anywhere and install in minutes.
A couple things to keep in mind ... Avoid high wattage halogen bulbs (150 watts or higher) which could fade or discolor art work. And, to really make it "pop", wall art should be lit about three times higher than the background.
Adam is a former copywriter for LampsPlus.com. After working in advertising and entertainment, Adam discovered an interest in lighting and design. He's drawn to outdoor and landscape lighting for creating charming and comfortable outdoor living spaces. He's also currently on a mission to install more dimmers and energy efficient bulbs at home.