A recent newsstand find is Better Homes & Gardens' Lighting magazine. It showcases the latest in lighting and provides tips onn how to decorate with lighting. And there is nothing better than a sexy lamp glowing as the sun goes down.
Maximizing your lighting to it's fullest potential is what I strive for. Placing dimmer switches in the dining room and in the master bath (lighting over the tub for a bit of mood lighting while soaking) is something we have done in our home.
Adding digital timers to our curio cabinet (it's a nuisance to reach inside the cabinet to turn the light on) and various lamps throughout our home (foyer & hallway) to allow the lighting to turn on at dusk and turn off around bedtime.
I do not like a dark home unless we're watching a movie. My guy goes behind me and turns off the lights because I have this habit of leaving lights on in various rooms I am not using.
We also utilize night lights in our bathrooms and hallways. It helps not having to turn on lights to find your way to the bathroom or kitchen for a drink in the middle of the night.
There are also various types of light bulbs to consider and practical features to look for in lighting. I'll share more on my favorites in the days ahead.
And as Tim McGraw sings in his song I Like It I Love It, remember "Don't forget to turn out the lights!"
I should be singing this phrase to myself each evening. ;=)