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In­te­ri­ors edi­tor shows you how to Kate Nixon en­hance the am­bi­ence at the flick of a switch.

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Lights show.

Light­ing is one of the most mag­i­cal tools in a dec­o­ra­tor’s kit, an ef­fec­tive way to stage-man­age mood and ac­cent beau­ti­ful fea­tures. For in­te­ri­ors, have a va­ri­ety of light sources – wall sconces, floor and ta­ble lamps – at dif­fer­ent heights around the perime­ter of a space, plus an eye-catch­ing pen­dant to tie it all to­gether. Out­side, use can­dles (faux or real) in hur­ri­cane lanterns or large vases, lanterns and so­lar fit­tings to line path­ways or de­fine en­ter­tain­ing zones. And noth­ing evokes child­like ex­cite­ment more than strings of fairy lights twin­kling in the dark. Year-round joy.

Send decor ques­tions (with your name and ad­dress) to H&G Ad­vice, PO Box 4088, Syd­ney, NSW 1028 or email H&G@bauer-me­

String lights are af­ford­able and ver­sa­tile, as well as suit­able for in­doors and out.

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