The design of lighting in the interior of the house is not an easy task. It is necessary to choose lamps or lamps suitable in style and design. In this article we will look at some inspiring ideas that demonstrate the beauty of floor lighting, and you will see how impressive it can look if you approach work with creativity.
Dazzling lighting for dreamers, outdoors
Such floor lamps are mainly used in open spaces: balconies, loggias to act as a “landmark” and emphasize architectural features and some natural elements.
Magnificent lights seem to merge with the sparkling background, turning a small loggia into a real work of art!
The first option of lighting in the interior of the house
Floor lamps are becoming more and more popular in the world of modern landscape design. Their main feature is that they create a kind of play of shadows with their correct location.
The sculpture house in Las Vegas, pictured below, is a perfect example of how outdoor lighting can create a real mesmerizing beauty, especially after sunset. It not only illuminates darkened landscapes, but also creates patterns and shadows that complement the steel and glass structure of the house.
The overhead lighting in the following photo is very appropriate, emphasizes the textural beauty of the stone wall and its uniqueness in a modern space, and at the same time does not seem too overwhelming.
A great option for modern lighting
Have you ever thought about lighting for your bathroom? We are sure that floor lamps for the bathroom will soon be relevant. Take a look at the photo below and you will understand how necessary floor lamps can be.
Bathroom lighting using floor equipment
Functional and aesthetically pleasing
Floor lighting will look quite impressive in dark rooms. The main thing is to arrange the lamps rationally and the space will become unrecognizable, as in the photo below.
Elegant and beautiful
LED floor lights, as a rule, are the most preferred options for these lamps, and they provide a better visual effect, as well as reduce energy consumption.
Budget simple home ideas especially for you! Are you renting an apartment and looking for quick and easy ways to upgrade it? Many of the ideas below will help you with this.
Did you get an ugly apron when moving? It’s not a problem! You can paint it with a good silicon epoxy paint! Laura Gummerman proved that the economical updating of an apron can become easy, refreshing and stylish (photo above).
Vinyl film with a metallic color from DC Fix is the ideal coating for an apron.
Apron in the form of a metal coating
Oh, those cabinets! Yes, probably many people know that the color and finish of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets can spoil the whole interior. Instead of cleaning ugly cabinets, try to cover them with fresh paint.
Painted cabinets from A House in the Hills
Chalkboard is another fun idea! Pay attention to the self-adhesive paper in the form of marble on the countertop and the white paper that covers the bottom drawers.
A set of updates from My Latest Obsession
Transformation of the countertop
Speaking about updating the countertop, you can understand that such a process takes time and effort! This concrete countertop from A Beautiful Mess requires patience, but it is quite doable. Obviously, you will agree with the attractiveness of such a solution:
Concrete countertop from A Beautiful Mess
And again, self-adhesive paper proves its effectiveness!
Marble countertop from craftandrepeat
When dealing with furniture and lockers, you most likely missed the option of a temporary floor! Yes, this solution is great for renters or even homeowners on a tight budget.
The play of colors underfoot
Perhaps everyone will like the self-adhesive wallpaper from The Sweetest Digs, especially their striped pattern.
Update from The Sweetest Digs
There are times when a person simply cannot afford to buy a new dishwasher. Don’t worry! Even the oldest appliances can be given a new, modern look with self-adhesive stainless steel paper.
Paper update by Julie Blanner
Below is another stunning project from A Beautiful Mess. This time you will see the strength of the tape used on the washing machine and dryer.
Stripe and Polka dots from A Beautiful Mess
Will you try any of the above? Leave a comment and share your endeavors with your friends.
It is customary to speak of Sri Lanka primarily as a resort. Indeed, it is a difficult task to gain strength and leave the picturesque Lankan beach, even for the sake of the most exciting locations. And yet this place has something to surprise, even if at first glance it seems that the nine-arch bridge, Adam’s Peak and the temple of the tooth of the Buddha are the local maximum. We tell you where you will get invaluable impressions. The rules of entry into the country are available by the link.
You can fly to Colombo on direct flights of Aeroflot in about 8 hours.
The north of the island is not very popular with tourists. Meanwhile, it is here that the archaeological park and Mihintale Temple Complex, which is considered the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The well-known name of this place was given after a mountain range 12 km east of the ancient capital of the island of Anuradhapura. And the place, in turn, bears the name of Mahinda, an Indian preacher who brought Buddhism to these lands in the III century BC.
In fact, the ridge consists of only three hills: Mango Plateau, Royal Hill and Elephant Mountain. But the complex itself occupies a much larger area, which almost all tourists usually run past. The fact is that if you search for Mahinda on the Internet, you mostly come across an image of giant boulders on top of a hill — the so-called Invitation rock. For local pilgrims, these stones are one of the main religious shrines. It is not surprising that her photos are most replicated on the web. The way to the top along the worn stone steps is difficult and quite dangerous, and the view from above, although picturesque, is clearly not worth a trip from a Lankan beach. Therefore, if you decide to travel here, you need to keep in mind that in addition to the rock of Invitation, the archaeological complex is replete with atmospheric ruins, ancient dagobas, small stupas (Buddhist architectural and sculptural religious buildings), secret and not very caves, ponds full of water lilies… In general, the location is definitely not for one photo, but for a full-fledged walk for the whole day. Just keep in mind that you can only move around the temple complex barefoot, so you may need to bring socks with you.
An hour and a half south of Mahinda, almost in the center of the island, is located “Lion Rock”, which is also called Sigiriya. At the top there is a massive sloping rocky plateau, and on it is what remains of an ancient fortress.
The ascent is paid, costs more than $ 20 * per person, but the stairs to the top are rarely empty even at five in the morning and after dark, because the sunrises and sunsets encountered there are remembered by tourists for a long time.
But literally a couple of kilometers north of Sigiriya, you can get the same impressions almost ten times cheaper. Pidurangala Rock – also a triangular-shaped inclined plateau at the top of the hill. At the foot of Pidurangala there is a small cave temple, and immediately after it the ascent begins. The staircase winds through a dense tropical forest and leads to huge boulders, at the base of which you can find ancient monastic cells carved directly into the stone. Further along the road you will meet a restored statue of the reclining Buddha, and then the most difficult part of the road will begin – narrow passages along a rocky embankment among inclined slabs and, finally, a plateau-top with an amazing view not only of dawn and sunset, but also of the Lion Rock, which is much more picturesque and textured than Pidurangala, if viewed from the side.
Sri Lanka is rightfully considered a country of waterfalls. 150 km east of Colombo, on the Kotmale Oya River, is located Devon Falls. Powerful streams break from a 97-meter height and hit first a flat large rock, and then, having overcome several smaller rapids, they are lost in the dense greenery of the Lankan jungle. In the background, neatly trimmed plantations can be seen, founded in the colonial era by one of the British colonialist entrepreneurs, whose name this waterfall received.
A few kilometers to the east is the local “Little Niagara”, that’s what they call this wide – 80 meters – porozhisty St. Clair Falls. Because of the dam that was built above a few years ago, as well as the abundance of small rapids, it seems that the water flows down the riverbed slowly, as if reluctantly making its way through the emerald tea fields.
Unfortunately, there is no way to get closer to Devon or St. Clair: the rocky landscape with steep drops and land leeches are to blame for everything, happily waiting for curious victims on literally every wild bush.
There is a special place in the south of the island — Sinharaja National Park. Locals call this forest the king of the jungle. The uniqueness of this place is that a special biosphere characteristic of moist primeval forests has been preserved in its depths: giant horsetails, fleshy lianas, huge ferns, as well as dozens of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects listed in the Red Book. Even wild elephants live in the jungle, but locals always warn tourists not to look for a meeting with them in any case: this can be deadly, as is the case with snakes, leopards… However, the primeval forest, as well as its surroundings already inhabited by mankind, are attractive because almost everything in them tries to kill, and then also eat a pale, gaping tourist from a far northern country. Therefore, it is better to hire a guide to visit this place safely.
Like Sinharaja, Yala Park It is a national protected nature reserve, and the oldest, the first open on the island. Unfortunately, this oasis of wildlife was hardest hit by the tsunami in December 2004.
A wave six meters high swept the shore for a kilometer and a half and literally washed the tourist part of the reserve into the ocean along with some of its inhabitants. Over the next 20 years, the park has almost completely recovered, but locals claim that the tsunami has greatly changed its appearance.
Spice plantations are one of the ways of sightseeing and entertainment leisure for tourists. Pepper, cloves, cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon – these are just some of the types of spices that have long grown in Sri Lanka. Guests of the island can touch the fragrant world in any of the three dozen certified by the government spice gardens. In fact, these are ancient plantations turned into tourist locations and aimed primarily at the tourist’s wallet. Nevertheless, to see how nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon grow, to find out, for example, that vanilla and black pepper are actually a kind of lianas, and expensive sandalwood is a weed and a parasite, seems to be an educational and broadening event. Due to the climate, the best spice harvest is traditionally harvested in the areas of Matale, Kandy and Kegalle, where most of these gardens are concentrated.
We bring to your attention another collection of photos with some of the best and brightest examples of excellent design. Some of them are brilliant, while others are so simple but effective that it’s even surprising that we didn’t think of it before.
Anyway, the people who created this really push the boundaries of creativity with their imagination.
1. A lamppost that holds an umbrella over a bench
2. Bread knife with silhouettes of the main mountain peaks of Switzerland in a Swiss restaurant
3. The handle, the cap of which is made in the form of a cat
4. The author of the picture, when he bought the house, received a digital copy of all his documents on a flash drive in the form of a key
5. A blood bank that has signs showing how much and what kind of blood they have
6. Railings in the hotel, which are supported by small metal men
7. Half a pint literally
8. Door handles in the shape of John Lennon glasses
9. There is a cheat code in a 1000-puzzle puzzle
10. Vertical chessboard
11. Bicycle rack built into a park bench
12. Sushi seats in the sushi bar
13. Puzzle carpet
14. A fork inspired by the movie “Wolverine”
15. At the bottom of glasses in a Japanese restaurant, you can see a tiny Fujiyama
A lot of bright and memorable events happen to us in the summer. Great weather gives you a great mood. Why not capture pleasant summer moments for memory? We are sharing with you ideas for an amazing summer photo shoot.
You can, of course, do a summer photo shoot in one of the central city parks, among fountains and flower beds, but considering how many amateur photos in such decorations “roam” on the Web, not everyone will like this idea. After all, any girl wants to have unique pictures in her collection, the likes of which no one else has. And it’s possible.
Photo shoot in the Slavic image
The days of bright-eyed girls in kokoshniks and sundresses are long gone, but sometimes you want to feel like a native Russian beauty!
The ideal option is to do a Slavic photo shoot somewhere outside the city, but if you do not have the opportunity to go anywhere, any clearing (or forest) will do, of which there are many in large and small cities.
It is better to postpone the usual jeans and shorts for another, more suitable occasion. Sundress with floral print (or chaotic curlicues) – this is what we need. Slavic girls did not wear trousers, because they believed that such clothes “cut” in half not only their figure, but also female energy. You can also wear a sundress or a maxi dress without a pattern. The cut of the outfit should be free. Models above the knees are unacceptable for a “typically Russian” image, since in the old days girls considered it indecent to show naked legs or shoulders to everyone.
The traditional Slavic hairstyle is a braid. You can slightly modify it, add volume by pulling strands. And you can wrap a traditional “spikelet” around your head, and it will also be very Slavic. As a decoration for a hairstyle, you can use a wreath of live or artificial flowers or weave hairpins with beads at the ends into your hair (you will get the effect of pearls in your hair. In makeup, it is better to stick to pastel tones, giving preference to nude shades of shadows and lipstick. Russian beauties did not draw arrows on their eyes and did not paint their lips in extreme colors – remember this.
Acceptable props are a bouquet of flowers, a book, fruits (real or fake).
Sports photo shoot
There are more and more runners, cyclists, and skaters on the streets… And what’s worse for you?
Take a bike, skate or roller skates and go to the nearby park! Shots “in motion” (when you drive or run) are the most spectacular. In addition, such a photo shoot is an extra reason to show a fit figure!
Can’t ride a bike, a scooter, or roller skates? It doesn’t matter! You can make shots from the “girl on a run” series. Or take pictures of how you deftly throw a soccer ball into the air (in the midst of the Football World Cup, such pictures are especially relevant. And men will appreciate them ;)).
Clothes for a sports photo shoot should be light and comfortable. Lovers of mini-shorts and tops have a place to roam! Leggings, jumpsuits, and even skirts will be “in the theme”. And in makeup, quite bold techniques are acceptable: bright arrows (blue, purple, green and other “acidic” colors), scarlet lips, saturated blush.
Sports imply laconic hairstyles with matched hair. Traditional bunches and a “ponytail” will help you. And if you want to diversify these simple hairstyles somehow, leave the two strands on the sides of the head unassembled and wind them on curlers. Curls framing the face will make the image more feminine and light. Don’t you like lightness? Then put a baseball cap or a bandana on your head, and the image of the girl-boy will be completed.
Acceptable props: bicycle (roller skates, skate, etc.), water bottle, balls, rackets, hoops and other sports equipment.
Fabulous photo shoot
A rare girl does not want to feel like a princess or a fairy living in a fairy kingdom in which all living beings are her friends. This girlish dream is easy to realize. You can do this both in a city park and in a photo studio. Good shots will turn out on the beach (the beach-sea theme will suit you if you decide to transform into a Little Mermaid).
It is impossible to imagine a princess without a magnificent dress. It can be either ordinary or in the style of “cosplay” (i.e. repeating the image of a movie character or cartoon character). You can rent a traditional dress in any showroom in your city. And a cosplay dress can be ordered inexpensively through mobile applications that allow you to purchase goods from China at a symbolic price.
The make-up of a fairy-tale heroine should be as feminine as possible. In a fairy tale, pretentiousness is permissible, so if you like rhinestones, false eyelashes, sequins and the like – feel free to use your favorite makeup attributes in your image for a photo shoot. If desired, you can make an aquagrim on your face by drawing any patterns on the skin with special hypoallergenic paints.
Try to choose the most romantic hairstyle. Curls, babette, a bow of hair or strands picked up, intercepted by a Greek braid for a hairstyle — all this will make you a refined lady worthy of the happiest fairy-tale plot.
Acceptable props: tiara, fake or live birds, plush toys, flowers, books, wicker furniture. And you can also attract a pet to shoot your own or rented for the duration of the photo shoot. Cats of fluffy breeds, small dogs, canaries are ideal. And for those who want something extraordinary, we recommend taking a picture with a real owl. These mysterious birds have become so popular today that they are rented out everywhere to participate in various filming and festive events.
We wish you an amazing summer with lots of mind-blowing photos!
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