I was interviewed by Good Housekeeping for an article entitled "7 Big Mistakes You Make Lighting Your Home." Although I spoke about many things--the need for layered lighting, the need for flexibility in lighting, and incandescent vs. LED lights--my comments about the usefulness of dimmers in the home became #2 on the list of 7 mistakes.
2. You dismiss dimmer switches.
Many of the designers we spoke to named this mistake as a major pet peeve. "Dimmers are the best kept secret of lighting design," says interior designer Jeff Fiorito. "They allow you to control your lighting from day to night, for various events, and depending on your mood." A quaint dinner party simply isn't so quaint if your dining room is lit up like a stadium.
Thanks to author Lauren Piro and Good Housekeeping. To see the original article on the Good Housekeeping website, click here.
And if you missed it, please read my past post about this topic, "Lighting Basics: How To Illuminate a Space."