The holidays are the busiest entertaining season of the year, and everyone wishes their living spaces to look their absolute best for holiday entertaining. Cozy gatherings on cold wintry evenings call for intimate and warm lighting that increases the warmth and comfort of the space but still provides enough working light.
Small groupings of pendants or solitary lights can create a more intimate and inviting environment. “The homeowner should select a style and material finish that they find pleasing to themselves and the space, working in balance with the scale of the furniture, the number of seats, the size of the actual room and the overall color scheme.”, Aldo Bernardi.
Aldo Bernardi believes that lighting is the most integral element to dress a space and create mood. When illuminating contained indoor spaces like a dining area, understanding the nuances of lighting, from the best style to select, to the ideal placement, type of lighting and relationship between different light sources can enhance or detract from a room’s ambiance and functionality.
May your holidays be merry and all of your parties beautifully lit!