Ace of Space: Creative Lighting Solutions Illuminate Small Apartments

tammy strobel, ace of space, lighting, small spaceLighting your small space can be challenging. Especially, when floor space is limited. However, Apartment Therapy recently posted a clever solution to this problem. By incorporating a variety of pendant lamps into your small space, you can create "an eclectic look along with a pleasant overhead glow."

The folks at Apartment Therapy recommend "choosing pendant lamps of different textures and sizes and hanging them at different heights to create depth and interest. This also creates a layered light source with a softer effect than a single flat overhead fixture."
Speaking of cool lighting options, I'm loving these handmade hanging lights from brownehsieh. The new "MothEaten" line of lights is "inspired by moths' inexplicable attraction to bright lights." These lights will bring an artistic flare into your living space.

And don't forget using both natural and artificial lighting will make any small room look larger. So say goodbye to heavy curtains and open up the windows to let the natural light into your space. In addition, consider incorporating floor lamps, track lighting, or recessed lighting into your lighting scheme.

A variety of lighting solutions will help your small space comes alive.

For more lighting ideas, Rented Spaces has you covered:

*High-Tech Chandeliers: Science for Your Ceiling
*New Lamps Will Light Up Your Life

Tammy Strobel blogs at RowdyKittens about simple living and is the author of
Simply Car-free: How to Pedal Toward Financial Freedom and a Healthier Life.

The Ace of Space is a biweekly column that will provide you with the tips and tools to live lightly and creatively in a small space.

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