|Decorative Bulbs & Lighting|
Let's turn our attention to the more decorative bulbs. You can find decorative bulbs in different styles and colors — there's a decorative bulb for just about any taste or look you're after.
Most often, people think of decorative bulbs as being created for chandeliers, and indeed, this was probably the function for which decorative bulbs were first developed. Originally, of course, candles were the source of light for chandeliers, and yet the advent of electricity made it possible for us to retain the elegant, romantic look of a chandelier without the risk of burning down the house or having candle wax drip on the dinner guests.
Today, you can find a variety of decorative chandelier bulbs, including flame-shaped bulbs and even flame-shaped bulbs that flicker, mimicking the dancing light of a candle flame. Even without a chandelier, you can make use of decorative bulbs. You can easily find, in a lighting store or hardware store, bulbs that are colored in red, blue, yellow and green. Replacing your regular bulbs with these in the lamps of the living or dining room will provide a festive flair that will set a party mood.
For creating a romantic mood, just replace the regular bulbs with bulbs that are softly colored a rosy-pink.
Remember, as in anything you do in decorating, make sure that the decorative bulbs you choose suit the mood and harmony of the room you're decorating. –Sarah Van Arsdale
Courtesy of Sheffield School of Interior Design
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