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Thread: Help! New Sewing room no WINDOWS

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    Help! New Sewing room no WINDOWS

    Adding on to the house, will be getting a new quilting room, but will have no windows. Need help on lighting and what color to paint walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by didi View Post
    Adding on to the house, will be getting a new quilting room, but will have no windows. Need help on lighting and what color to paint walls.
    My studio is in the basement with no windows. I painted the room a nice yellow and have tube lighting in the drop ceiling. My room is nice and bright and cheery. Don't misss having windows at all - gives me more wall space!
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    I have just painted a basement room with no windows! I chose a very light gray. It is a blue gray and grays are very different, believe me. I always second guess myself, but I do like this a lot. I chose a creamy neutral for the trim, which gives it a warm feel. Now I want to add one or two colors in the furniture and decor. I am leaning toward a deeper warm blue and a soft limey green. I looked at the color charts and brought pamphlets of painted rooms home from the paint store and that really helped me see how colors look together. We are adding more florescent lighting with the cool white color of bulbs. good luck! Make it cheerful and use what you like, it's your room to go to every day!
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    Good for you, girl!!! My suggestion: just paint walls yellow & use lots of lighting.....
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    If you really miss windows add a large poster of an outdoor scene.
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    I know they aren't the prettiest but we put fluorescent lighting in our room and got the bulbs/tubes that reflect "natural/true" light and it is awesome. We have windows but it has made a huge difference. We also opted not to put the covers on them - the bulbs show but who really cares.

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    Forgot to mention but before we put in our lighting we asked around. We were really thinking of doing the canned lights but everyone told us that they put out a lot of heat. Additionally they are a lot more expensive to run.

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    You didn't mention what floor your sewing room is on, but if it is on the top floor of your house (even with an attic above,) here's an idea. We have a bathroom with no windows and had a tube skylight installed. It wasn't too expensive and it brings in an amazing amount of light. We chose a national brand and had a factory-authorized installer put it in. It has been years now with no problems, no leaks. I still am always trying to turn the light off
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    We have just painted my new sewing room in Benjamin Moore Standish White- it is a very pale yellow. The trim and furniture are white. The room is large but is in the basement (oh well) and has one small window. So far I like it and it seems light and sunny.

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    I agree pale yellow and lots of lighting.

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