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The Best Uses for Spot Lighting in Your Home

Littman Bros |  2018-01-01

Spot lighting can be incredibly useful in your home. Use it in the wrong way, though, and it can end up creating unfriendly dark spaces and have you straining to see. It’s important to know how to use spot lighting correctly in your lighting design and choose the lighting fixtures that are going to bring…

Bedroom Lighting

10 Contemporary Bedside Lamps You’ll Love in Your Room

Littman Bros |  2017-12-01

Contemporary style is perfectly suited for the bedroom. It’s softer than the hard lines and minimalism of modern design, but still maintains a serene style that can transform a plain room into a peaceful oasis. Contemporary style is classified by lots of soft angles and natural materials, and inspiration can come from a range of…

Outdoor Lighting

Tips for Making Your Exterior Landscape Lighting Look Amazing

Littman Bros |  2017-11-01

Exterior landscape lighting is something that’s overlooked on a lot of Chicago homes. Many homeowners focus more on the interior design of their home while even more don’t stop to consider what their home looks like in the dark. But a little outdoor lighting can go a long way and provide your home with many…

Ceiling Fans

Stylish Ceiling Fans for Every Room

Littman Bros |  2017-09-01

When you are searching for stylish ceiling fans for various rooms in your home or commercial building, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the wide selection that is available in stores and online. Additionally, it can be challenging to find a fan that suits your air flow needs and style preference without breaking the…

Under Cabinet Lighting

Lighting Basics

Littman Bros |  2017-07-01

Whether you’re building a new house or refinishing your current home, one thing is certain: choosing the right lighting fixtures for each room is essential for your comfort and safety. If you’re like most homeowners, considering all the options can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t aware of a few lighting basics. When choosing lighting,…

'How To' Guides

Basement Blahs – 4 tips for lighting up the lower level!

Littman Bros |  2015-09-14

Man cave. Gym. Home theater. Kid’s space. Stuff storage. No matter what purpose your basement serves, homeowners love the extra living space it provides. We’re not all lucky enough to have a daylight basement, or walkout basement, that takes advantage of natural lighting. Sun streaming in during the day provides light rather than turning to…

Kitchen Lighting

Bright Ideas in Island Lighting

Littman Bros |  2015-08-28

Kitchen Islands are the gathering place. Your guests meander around it while you put the finishing touches on dinner. Teens invade it to dine quickly before dashing back out the door. Little ones utilize it as their place to create masterpieces. And somewhere in there, it assists with food prep as well. When it comes…

'How To' Guides

Light Work

Littman Bros |  2015-08-11

Lighting is an important feature when designing a room.  Lighting is far more than simply illuminating décor, the styles and types of light affect the way we work and feel in that room.  Certain lights can be straining, both on the eyes and the mind.  Light can be both too much and too little, and…

'How To' Guides

Designing Your Perfect Backyard

Littman Bros |  2015-06-09

This week at Littman Brothers we decided to step outside the office and focus on landscaping and backyard designs!  Host outdoor parties, provide a play area for your kids or give yourself a place to unwind, all while improving your property value.  Your backyard is full of potential to be your personal oasis.  Take advantage…

Lighting

Golden Lighting Guide Rules

Littman Bros |  2014-10-03

Location may be the most important word to remember when it comes to buying or selling real estate, but remembering to focus on details may be one of the golden rules when it comes to interior design. One extra chair, an oversized sofa, or an unflattering or ineffective lighting choice may be all it takes…

Lighting

Wood Lighting – Rustic Modern Designs

Littman Bros |  2014-09-19

If you associate wood with outdated furniture pieces from the past, you may be pleasantly surprised by the effect that wood lighting can have on your room decor. Many people love a traditional or rustic look, but wood lighting works with modern and contemporary styling as well. Wood has always been a great choice for…

Lighting

Mix Things Up with Asian Style Lighting

Littman Bros |  2014-09-12

Surrounding yourself with decor inspired by Asian influences can add serenity and balance to your home, and you may be surprised at how Asian style lighting and other accents can complement traditional or contemporary furnishings. There are a lot of easy ways to create a soothing and inviting atmosphere in any room of your home,…