Expert Interior Lighting Tips
Which Bulbs Should I Use?
1: Silver Bowl
A metallic finish on the top half of the bulb softens the light. A great solution for overheads with exposed bulbs, especially
if there isn’t a dimmer. (Halco clear silver-bowl globe, $3, 1000bulbs.com.)
2: Soft Pink
Emits a gorgeous, rosy glow. Perfect for mood lighting in the living room, the dining room, or a bedroom. Once you switch,
you’ll never go back. (Sylvania soft pink bulbs, $5.50 for two, hardwarestore.com.)
3: Round Candelabra
Try these in a modern chandelier. Or, for a surprise, swap them in for the flame-shaped bulbs in a traditional chandelier.
(GE crystal-clear globe lightbulbs, $3, amazon.com.)
Inspired by Thomas Edison’s original design, it has a visible filament and a rustic glow. Pricey and low-wattage, it’s worthwhile only in lamps where the bulb is exposed. (Triple-loop bulb, $25, rejuvenation.com.)