An essential element of any room, the right lighting can take a design from dark and dingy to cozy and welcoming with the flip of a switch. From fancy chandeliers to practical recessed lighting, the home environment can be influenced with the help of lighting and its positioning. When considering how to update old light fixtures, there are many new ways to use different types of lighting to refresh the look of a home.
How Light Fixtures Add Value to a Home
An effective lighting design can transform a home from pleasant to stunningly beautiful while also increasing its value. It also creates a look and feel that welcomes people in. In addition to visual appeal, lighting also impacts a sixth sense that is hard to pin down. It offers a sense of home everyone wants family and friends to feel when they enter. Lighting has the power to turn a house into a home. This is a hard-to-define value that you know when you find it. Updating light fixtures is one of the most overlooked ways to add value to a home.
Tech Lighting Sean Lavin Windsor 4 Inch LED Mini Pendant
A stunning kitchen is always a welcoming sight. It brings forth images of hearth and home, comfort and comfortability. This contemporary kitchen featuring Tech Lighting Sean Lavin Windsor 4 Inch LED Mini Pendants has an aura that is both warm and inviting. The lights exude a sleek aesthetic inspired by mid-century design while maintaining a contemporary, welcoming feel.
Option 1: Recessed Lighting
A key place to update light fixtures is the kitchen. Lighting is often given little consideration when renovating a kitchen, and it is well-known that this room creates value in a home. Although unassuming and often ubiquitous, adding recessed lighting can level up a kitchen’s lighting design. Recessed lighting may not be the first thing that comes to mind for dining rooms. However, this type of lighting is a great way to customize the lighting and showcase the room’s décor. These are just two of the area where recessed lighting has come into its own. You can also use it in living rooms, bathrooms, areas with low ceilings, and any place where focused lighting is needed.
Sean Lavin Mara 32 Inch 45 Light LED Chandelier by Tech Lighting
Although the Sean Lavin Mara 32 Inch 45 Light LED Chandelier by Tech Lighting provides dramatic impact in this open concept kitchen. It offers warm, glowing light throughout the space. Chandeliers will always be the star of any lighting design, but that doesn’t negate the role of the Recessed Lighting by Progress Lighting. These lights add visibility to the cooking workspace as well as ambiance and interest to the entire area.
Hubbardton Forge Cityscape 51 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light
In this dining room, the Hubbardton Forge Cityscape 51 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light makes an eye-popping statement floating over the dining room table. The steel rods of varied sizes look like high-rise structures reflected along the water’s edge, a scene found in many cities throughout the world. It gently illuminates the table below. Adding Edgelit 5 Inch LED Recessed Lighting by Progress Lighting around the room’s perimeter makes this a versatile space for entertaining. Putting them on dimmers lets you set the mood for any occasion.
Option 2: Pendant Lighting
Pendant lighting has become a decorator’s go-to solution for creating a unique ambiance. They add a special elegance and glow to any area but have become major favorites for kitchen islands and bathrooms. Sleek designs can be space savers in tight areas and provide focused lighting where needed the most. More elaborate designs can be used as a stunning focal point that adds some glitz to a home’s décor.
Coltrane 15 Inch Large Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Coltrane 15 Inch Large Pendants by Hudson Valley Lighting for a sophisticated and elegant kitchen design. The aged brass finish and black textured shade echo the color scheme in this kitchen, while the clear acrylic glass brings lightness to the design.
Somerset 15 Inch Large Pendant by Hinkley Lighting
In a bathroom with limited space and opportunity for design elements, a pair of Somerset 15 Inch Large Pendants by Hinkley Lighting can add a lot of drama to the vanity area. They exude quiet and precise sophistication, subtly fusing vintage with a modern vibe. The globe shades contrast with the angular nature of the mirrors and cabinetry, building just tension into the design.
Option 3: Chandelier Lighting
Although chandeliers are one of the most traditional types of lighting, they are now being used in non-traditional ways. Bedrooms and entryways have become premier spots for stunning and unique chandeliers.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard Hopper 32 Inch 9 Light Chandelier by Corbett Lighting
Lighting can set the decorating scheme for a bedroom. This stylish Martyn Lawrence Bullard Hopper 32 Inch 9 Light Chandelier by Corbett Lighting hung over the bed sets the tone for the rest of the décor. Warm pops of brass merge with gray colors, creating a moody bedroom atmosphere.
Sparta 48 Inch 18 Light Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting
The striking, sputnik-style design of the Sparta 48 Inch 18 Light Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting makes a dazzling statement in this entryway. Rays of light spring from the black center with glass bulbs and balls scattered throughout. Light bounces off metal and glass surfaces, resulting in breathtaking illumination.