Your home's lighting is not based solely on sunlight exposure and the number of lamps you own. You can do a lot to modify how the lighting in your home is distributed. Do you know how to make best use of your home's space? Take our quiz and learn how to energize the light in your home.
When it comes to sunlight, the more the better. It's healthy and free, so you should take full advantage of it.
By hanging sheer window treatments you can maximize your use of sunlight without risking overexposure.
By placing mirrors in strategic locations you can actually increase the amount of sunlight that gets into your home.
When it comes to brightening up a room, nothing beats white.
A good collection of white accents can brighten up your entire home. Try displaying white china, using white pictures frames, and even white book cases.
Incandescent bulbs burn hot and yellow. Florescent bulbs tend to have a cooler and more natural looking light.
Tastefully displayed white ceramics and china can add a lot of light to a room.
By painting your doorframes and moldings white you can make use of the color in a way that isn't overbearing.
Shades of yellow and orange can add a splash of color that accentuates the natural light in your home.
By filling some glasses with different colored water and placing them on the window sill, you can make a beautiful display of light for all to enjoy.
Rather than go for the dark and gloomy sort, why not get lighter colored lamp shades? They can make a huge difference.
When a room is cluttered it always seems darker. Free up some space and allow light shine into all the corners of the room.
Clusters of art can distract the eye, and block natural light. Try one well-placed piece instead.
When making paper-mache you should stick to decoupage glue.
Until the glue has completely dried you need the balloon to keep the molding in place.
You will apply the glue to the cheese cloth that's around the inflated balloon, and then lay the paper onto the glue. When the paper has molded and the glue has dried, you can pop the balloon and pull it out.
Decoupage glue dries in about two hours. If you need to you can expedite the process with a blow drier on a low setting.
Paper-mache will work best with a battery operated LED light. Never use paper-mache for candles or hot light bulbs.
Patina acts like an aging mechanism on exposed glass. The longer the glass is exposed to it, the darker and more antique the glass will seem.
Non-toxic metal remover is the safest way to remove metal from a mirror.