Nothing enhances mood and ambiance like the perfect lighting, and in your home, you’re in charge of the atmosphere. When you upgrade light fixtures around your house, it can be a simple yet compelling way to dictate a more controlled feeling depending on a room’s requirements, and various types of designs and styles can not only add diversity to a space, but also command it.
Focusing on lighting may seem superfluous or insignificant to some, but its role cannot be understated. Whether you’ve got an eye for interior design or are just hoping to create a unique but cohesive feel in your family’s home, there are a few tips and tricks you can follow to ensure you get the most out of your lighting upgrades that will satisfy your style and budget.
Choosing the Right Fixture for Each Room
Every room in the home tends to have a distinct aura in and of itself, but specific lighting can bring out more of the character and personality without distracting people from the purpose of the area. Living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens all call for different approaches, whether you’re considering design or the range of illumination. Keeping a single, uniform type of lighting around the house is not advised, and over-complicating the aesthetic can make transitions from one room to another daunting.
Determining the shape, position, and reach of the lighting in each area of your home will allow you to develop an expression that is special to the individual room, allowing you to bring out the best qualities of the setting while seeing it function as intended. No matter your choice of chandelier, pendant, or wall lighting, there are several ways you can upgrade light fixtures while evoking a particular framework for your family and guests alike.
Stratosphere 46 Inch Large Pendant by Currey and Company
This elegant Stratosphere 46 Inch Large Pendant by Currey and Company is the perfect statement piece to strike awe into a living room. Its ethereal shape gives the space a soft, cozy look and feel. Pendant lighting’s chic style and subtle radiance permit it to transcend the time of day, allowing intimate moments to be shared late into the evening. Though it contains just four bulbs, the blown glass balls situated on the wrought iron frame give it prominence over the entire room.
Tilda 5 Light Mini Chandelier by Arteriors Home by Arteriors Home
The whitewashed wooden dowels of the Tilda 5 Light Mini Chandelier by Arteriors Home by Arteriors Home create a nostalgic ode to a time when candlelit chandeliers served as both a source of eccentric beauty and a light source. With five bulbs nestled behind the curved iron arms, you can see why bathing after dark wouldn’t be so bad with this piece hovering above.
DIY Lighting Upgrades on a Budget
One of the easiest hang-ups when remodeling a home can be your budget, but luckily, there are plenty of well-priced lighting fixtures that won’t break the bank and still look just as fashionable. Styles from Allure Design Haus offer vibrance that is simultaneously sophisticated and inconspicuous when thoughtfully placed throughout the home.
In addition, you can look to options like recessed lighting to add accented luminosity to places like bedroom nooks and kitchen islands, creating an emotive and personable vibe that makes the home comfortable. These lights also offer a feeling of safety as they light the way when you’re heading to bed.
Hudson Valley Lighting Hagen 17 Inch Large Pendant
Many people want to get away from the excessive brightness that comes with traditional ceiling tube lights when re-doing their fixtures. Pendant lighting over the kitchen island is a perfect example of how to control the mood. Wherever you decide to hang one or more of these gorgeous Hudson Valley Lighting Hagen 17 Inch Large Pendant fixtures, you will have four feet of adjustable chain to showcase the impressive single floating filament bulb within the lamp-shaped glass.
Tips for Proper Lighting Placement
Proper placement of lighting fixtures in a room is key. They often define the ability to execute the necessary tasks in the space. Lighting that is too large may feel overbearing and gaudy. If it’s too small, it can be underwhelming and insufficient. Getting it just right will give you the proper balance.
The same goes for height and distribution. When lighting obstructs the conversation or is cornered off on its own, you may feel dissatisfied with its positioning. This is especially apparent when determining how to hang a chandelier over a table, or understanding how to distribute lamps throughout a seating area.
Molten 43 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Regina Andrew by Regina Andrew
This Molten 43 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Regina Andrew by Regina Andrew presents an artistic look that blends brass and molten glass with a modern, stunning design that transcends time. However, due to its eclectic shape and outreaching bulbs, make sure you have ample space in either a living or dining room before placing it directly in the center of the area.
Mixing and Matching Styles: The Art of Coordination
Mixing and matching lighting styles can give you a design that expresses your personality. The key is choosing an element that pulls the lighting together. For example, mix and match finishes on different styles. Or choose matching shades that create a sense of continuity. Whichever theme you choose to adhere to, your imagination is the only limit.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard Hopper 32 Inch 9 Light Chandelier by Corbett Lighting
The non-traditional Martyn Lawrence Bullard Hopper 32 Inch 9 Light Chandelier by Corbett Lighting is a striking piece for a bedroom. Its crafty, minimalist style offers a comforting ambiance that diffuses light throughout the space. It fits in seamlessly with the room’s neutral tones.
Suzanne Kasler Morris 13 Inch Cage Pendant by Visual Comfort Signature Collection
Perfectly placed, this Suzanne Kasler Morris 13 Inch Cage Pendant by Visual Comfort Signature Collection provides plenty of headroom above the tub in this bathroom. Its shape is geometric yet concise, providing a warm, ambient glow throughout.
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