Home interior and exterior lighting is the key to making the 2010 holiday season the season of all to remember.
Be it Halloween, which is just around the corner, or Thanksgiving, or Christmas followed by New Years, everything you do can be defined and enhanced by the state of mind that specialty home interior lighting design creates.
For example, if you plan a Halloween party with jack-o-lanterns, burning candles, and scary decorations, subtle outdoor holiday lighting and very subdued interior lighting can give your home the look and feel of a haunted house. You may not want your children to leave the house and go trick or treating this year, so this would be a fantastic way to supervise them without impeding the fun of the season.
When Thanksgiving comes, and all your family comes to see you, the first thing they notice before they even pull into your driveway is how beautifully lit your home is. If relatives who have not seen you in years are arriving at a home that you recently moved into, there will be no missing your residence thanks to the fantastic tree lights, garden lights, and home decorative lights that make your home stand out on the block.
Clearly lit walkways from your drive to your doorstep will give them a feeling of safety and warm invitation. Once inside, the many layers of light coming from your decorative wall sconces, pendant lights, antique cabinet lights, art lights, and recessed lights will make them feel as though they have entered a realm of transcendent beauty where the richness of your interior design and furnishings is specifically punctuated by fields of light that devote individual attention to each element of your décor.
With a lighting control system controlled by remotes that are less complicated than a cable TV unit, you can alter the levels of any one of these individual layers of light to set whatever mood you like.
You can even direct the flow of events by using interior lighting as a subtle cue to move from one area to the other. During Thanksgiving, raising the lights in the living room and kitchen, and leaving the dining areas significantly darker, is a polite way of saying that dinner is not yet ready, and that the table is still off limits.
You can still make things fun for the family, however, by adjusting your kitchen lighting and sitting room lights to create a bright field of luminance that attracts people to your kitchen island for drinks and appetizers.
When dinner is ready, you can simply turn down the kitchen and living room lights and raise the lights at the dining room table to announce that dinner is served.
This ability to move people in groups using light as an attraction factor will prove invaluable at your Christmas gatherings and New Year Celebrations. People will want to wander through the open areas of your home to visit, drink, and eat together. Lighting up your serving areas with high-end lighting is a great way to keep people coming back for drinks and food. However, when everyone has had enough, enough is enough.
You can simply dim the interior lights at the table and bar and raise the lighting to mid-level in the living room around the tree. You can even use recessed art low voltage lighting to make the tree stand out even more in an ambient glow that further enhances its traditional Christmas lighting.
Such specialty lighting enhances Christmas and New Year décor and helps to establish mood for every element of Christmas ranging from prayer, dinner, opening gifts, and kicking back to watch the kids play with their new toys.
To learn more about our lighting or consulting services to enhance your next holiday event, please contact us today at 713-863-1133 to request a consultation and preliminary design proposal.
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