Other than the color of the space and the orientation of the furnishings, lighting is one of the most important elements in interior design. The opulence emitted, the shape of the fixture and the color of the hardware and finishes are just a few of the points to pay attention to when selecting lighting. These are our top five tips when choosing lighting that can transform your space:
Add Glamour with a Chandelier
Nothing says ‘look at me’ more than an opulent chandelier. Hang a chandelier in a room to make a statement. Whether your style is totally vintage or ultra-modern, a chandelier light fixture draws the eye upward because of its large size and glamorous design. Chandeliers work best in more formal spaces like an entryway and dining room but can be used in living rooms, too, for an added punch of pretty.
Play it Cool with Pendants
Our go-to lighting choice, pendants come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, making them the easiest type of lighting to add to any room. These small hanging light fixtures draw attention while also balancing the design of the rest of the space that they’re in. If you are looking to illuminate a small space, consider hanging on large, individual pendant with a show-stopping design.
Implement Elegance with Ceiling-Mounts
Looking for something more subtle than a chandelier but a little more sophisticated than pendants? Ceiling-mount light fixtures are a timeless way to make a statement in any space, especially hallways and kitchens. If you choose to use implement stylish ceiling-mounts to your design, make sure you add another layer of lighting for added dimension and safety, too.
Layer with Stylish Sconces
While the above-mentioned lighting options are beautiful, layered lighting is extremely important. Areas of the home like the bathroom and kitchen require added safety features, like another layer of lighting, to make sure everyone is safe while bathing or prepping dinner. Enter wall sconces. Sconces add design as well as function and are a decorative way to illuminate those tricky spaces, like hallways and art galleries.
Sprinkle on Finishing Touches with Lamps
Table and floor lamps are crucial design elements. Table lamps are perfect for nightstands and side tables because they provide task lighting for reading or watching TV while also adding a small design statement to the space. Floor lamps are equally as useful and come in many shapes and styles. Oftentimes table and floor lamps are the cherries on top of a room design, giving it added functionality and ‘oomph’.
Have you ever used these types of lighting fixtures?
What have you found to be your favorites?
This post was written in collaboration with Nakturnal.