American Lighting Association

Issue No. 71, November 2016

Kichler      (For more ideas, see Kichler's new lighting trends video.)

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CONVERSATION STATION
Shine light on gathering areas
 
GLOW TIME
Add spark to holiday decorating
 
INSPIRING IDEAS
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A Welcoming Home
'tis the season for entertaining. Perfectly placed lighting will make your home look warm and inviting as your guests arrive.

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CONVERSATION STATION: Shine a light on favorite gathering areas.

Whether you want to create a gathering spot for all of your friends and family, or a more cozy conversation space, a distinctive, light-directing fixture is a great way to draw in your guests. You can define a space with something as simple as two chairs and a torchiere, a spotlight aimed toward a corner sofa or pendant grouping above a table. For maximum effect, consider an eye-catching chandelier to attract your guests to a main entertaining area.

If the many lighting options seem a bit overwhelming, take a photo of your room to a lighting expert at an ALA-member showroom to get advice about the best and most economical way to create your perfect entertainment spot.

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Find beautiful lighting tips and techniques for making your home a holiday hangout at an ALA-member lighting showroom.  

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GLOW TIME: Add a spark to your holiday party décor.

When decorating your home for a holiday party or just a few friends, think beyond typical seasonal ornaments, wreaths and Christmas tree lights. The sparkle of lights in unexpected places is all you may need to create a festive and warm atmosphere. Try adding battery-powered moldable LED string lights to a centerpiece, mantel, planter, bowl of pine cones or any place that could use a little spark.

See the latest in home lighting trends and décor in design videos from ALA.

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GOING FAST: Get a complimentary Lighting magazine.

To find illuminating ideas for your home, check out Lighting magazine. Produced by Better Homes & Gardens, Lighting magazine features inspirational ideas and tips for creating a beautiful space that is uniquely your own. The magazine is full of pictures of beautiful home settings featuring the latest lighting and design trends that you can easily incorporate into your home for a whole new look.

Stop by a nearby ALA-member lighting showroom for a complimentary copy of the 2016 issue of Lighting. You can also click here to get a free copy from ALA.

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