Good lighting can completely transform your home. Lighting can set a mood, illuminate work spaces to make doing certain tasks, such as paying bills or cooking, easier, and it can increase safety. Learn about the different types of lighting and how to incorporate overhead lighting, lamps, and more to create a perfectly lit home. Explore the concept of layering lighting to light your rooms like a pro. There are three layers of lighting: task (lighting focused on where tasks are performed, such as undercabinet lighting in a kitchen), accent (used to highlight a certain element, such as sconces above an art piece), and ambient (overall lighting that illuminates the space, usually overhead lighting). We'll show you how to combine these layers in different ways so that you can effectively use specific lighting elements for specific rooms. Plus, learn all about light fixtures—from chandeliers to recessed lighting, sconces, floor lamps, table lamps, pendants, and more, and see how you can make lighting not only functional but eye-catching, as well. Lighting is also important for the outside of your home. See how proper lighting can illuminate your outdoor spaces. And with lighting comes lightbulbs. Learn more about the new lightbulbs on the market and know how to choose the right ones.
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Front Entry Lighting and Accessories
Illuminate your entrance with the right front door lighting and accessories.
Landscape Lighting Tips
Clever placement of outdoor lights creates a safe path to your front door and beautifies your landscape.
Lighting Ideas for Outdoor Rooms
Set your sights on enjoying your outdoor rooms after the sun sets.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Extend your landscape's hours by installing outdoor lighting.
Options for Landscaping Lights
Dark skies need not cut your nighttime short. Use these tips to enhance outdoor spaces.
All About Lighting
Make your home's lighting the best it can be by layering light in every room.
Brighten Any Room with the Right Light
The right light can perfectly illuminate any space. Here's how to choose.
Expert Tips for a Well-Lit Home
Get inspired by beautiful lighting that transforms, illuminates, and revolutionizes your home.
Lightbulbs: Choose the Right Bulb for the Job
Learn how to pick the right lightbulb type for the job, whether it's fluorescent, halogen, or chandelier lighting.
Kitchens with Pendant Lighting
Amp up your kitchen's style with pretty pendant light fixtures.
Our Best Kitchen Lighting Tips
Take a bright approach to kitchen lighting with these ideas.
Kitchen Lighting Layout
Learn how to plan the perfect lighting layout for your kitchen.
12 Bathroom Lighting Ideas
Better bathroom lighting can go a long way toward creating a soothing getaway space.
Bedroom Lighting Ideas
Take your bedroom retreat out of the shadows and into the spotlight with elegant lighting.
Choosing a Light Fixture
Artful lighting adds a polished luster to living spaces. Use these design cues to get the look in your home.
Dining Room Chandelier Height
Create a perfectly proportioned room with the right chandelier height.
Living Room Lighting Ideas
Whatever your living room style, find the right light solution to make your space more delightful.
Before you buy a hanging light fixture, learn how to choose the right size for your setting.
How to Install Ceiling Fans
Increase comfort, lighting, and ventilation with a new ceiling fan.
Install Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting is easy to install and is a versatile lighting option in any space.
Install a Chandelier and Dimmer Switch
Statement chandeliers add pattern, texture, and materials that set the mood and boost style.