Harold’s Lighting Blog

About Table Lamps

Table lamps are a designer’s staple because they can be used for so many different things.  They are used for task lighting, general lighting and even accent lighting and can be moved around the room easily to create a different look just about anywhere.  Lamp bases and shades come in thousands of different shapes, sizes, … Continue reading About Table Lamps

Lighting Tips The Pros Use

Even if your home is expertly decorated by an interior designer, if you’ve got bad lighting, it can make the space look inexpensive and uncomfortable.  If you’re a renter or just don’t want to deal with the hassel of re-wiring your house for new lighting, there are still things you can do to “lighten” up … Continue reading Lighting Tips The Pros Use

Party Lighting!

Summer’s just right around the corner, and you know what that means – Parties!!  More entertaining is done in the summer than other times during the year.  So if you’ve got a party at your home coming up – don’t forget about the lighting!  Most people focus on the food, music, and decorations, but they … Continue reading Party Lighting!

Small Places that Need Lighting the Most

Good lighting is essential to every room, we think every designer can agree on that.  Great lighting can make a huge difference visually anywhere.  There are, however, some small places that often go unlit.  These small places need light just as much if not more than the larger areas of them home, but often times … Continue reading Small Places that Need Lighting the Most

Update Your Space

Many people don’t realize that the easiest and many times most cost efficient ways to update a space is by installing new light fixtures.  A lot of homeowner’s think they’re stuck with what was there when they bought the home or that new light fixtures are too expensive or do not make that much of … Continue reading Update Your Space

Bathroom Lighting Tips

Bathroom design has changed a lot over the years. They are now being designed more as living spaces. More attention to detail and comfort is important as many people spend a lot of time in the bathroom to relax, refresh and recharge. Proper lighting is extremely important for a functional and relaxing atmosphere in a … Continue reading Bathroom Lighting Tips

Directional Lighting

Directional lighting is a necessary technique many designers use for commercial and residential spaces. This type of lighting is used to highlight a particular area or space so that it can be read, viewed or spotlighted.  There are many different lighting fixtures that can help you achieve directional lighting and we’ve broken down the most … Continue reading Directional Lighting

Harold’s – Top Shop Pick in Northwest Home Magazine!

We were featured in the May issue of Northwest Home Magazine as a “Top Shop” pick!  They said Harold’s “offers a huge selection of chandeliers, pendants, floor lamps and refurbished antiques, but also does custom work and restorations too. If you dream it, Harold’s can make it—from a single shade ($100 and up) to a … Continue reading Harold’s – Top Shop Pick in Northwest Home Magazine!

Types of Chandeliers

Chandeliers come in many shapes, sizes, colors and designs.  They are available in many different materials and can really add elegance or drama to a room or space.  From a colorful and classic Tiffany chandelier to a modern geometric or industrialized design, choosing a chandelier can be really fun. When many people think of the … Continue reading Types of Chandeliers

How to Choose a Lamp Shade

Choosing the right lamp shade for your lamp can seem impossible with the thousands of choices of lamp shade size, shape and fabric available. Our expert lighting staff at our Bellevue and Seattle lighting stores are ready and available to help you pick out the best shade for your lamp or we can even customize … Continue reading How to Choose a Lamp Shade