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Bulbs are like remodeling choices...they keep multiplying. Fortunately, you don't have to spend hours debating between the offerings on view at the bulb display in your local lighting or home improvement store. Many chandeliers use candelabra bulbs that provide the right amount of light, so all you need to do is choose the correct intensity (25, 40, 60, or 100 watt bulbs).
You'll most likely select transparent candelabra bulbs, but frosted glass is also an option to further diffuse light through the uplight shades. Bright Idea: If you want to control the amount of light in the hall or dining room, use a dimmer switch. Now that you've decided on the bulbs, you can get back to the important dilemmas. Tuscan villa effect or French country chateau decor?
|Sheri Ann Richerson|