|Brass Orient Express Lamp Repro early 1980s|
Touches of light around the house will help ease the dark, I'm already wishing for longer days and spring. I learned a lot about light the three years living in Holland.
The Dutch use lighting to evenly bathe a room in soft light. I remember visiting a frugal friend's apartment one evening. The lighting was amazing, a couple of electric cords across the room with very low wattage light bulbs every few feet. Each light had a white paper shade taped in place. I thought it was a little hazardous but it sure was nice looking. Everywhere you go there seem to be multiple lights in rooms and buildings. It eliminates the dark areas.
I grew up in mostly old apartments with a bare light bulb hanging from the center of the room, nothing charming. Now I like light in a room from several sources. I realize how important it is and wondered how my dining room would look with only the ceiling chandelier as it was when our home was built in 1997.
|Standard chandelier from 1997|
|Dimmed light, shades on chandelier, lights on buffet and two candelabra|
|Candlelight makes everything shine and sparkle|