Details make a space and none more than lighting.
6 Fabulous Interior Lighting Ideas
to share with you , to show you how lighting can tell your design story.
I love lighting. Love, love love it.
It’s really one of my favorite parts of designing a home, after the color part, of course.
I’m going to sound rude when I say this, but I often see that lighting is an afterthought for some. Ugh. So unnecessary!!
Gorgeous lighting is easy to find and can be incredibly affordable.
It’s important because it is crucial in setting the tone for a space.
I’ve created 6 different room moods, using the same sofa in each space. Watch how changing the lighting, changes the room. You can check out the Price of landscaping when you want to hire somebody to make your garden beautiful.
And I didn’t even layer in color, flooring or accessories!
Room 1: Industrial Modern
Lighting Selection Tip #1
When choosing lighting, do not buy all matching pieces. Find something that ties your selections together, but isn’t too “matchy-matchy”.
In the Industrial Modern look, I used black and brass as my guide for selecting, however, there is no brass on the chandelier. It works because the color of the rope represents the brass.
Room 2: Hollywood Glam
Lighting Selection Tip #2
It isn’t necessary that all the lighting be out of the same finish. It’s easy to figure out a way to tie lighting together, in the Hollywood Glam room, it’s the shine of the crystals and glass.
Room 3: Black and White Modern
Lighting Selection Tip #3
Have traditional furniture but want a more modern feel? Do it with your lighting! This very traditional Chesterfield style sofa looks amazing with the ultra modern lighting.
Notice in this space, the two commons with the lighting: round and white. None of the three are from the same grouping, they work together but they do not match.
Room 4: Library Formal
Lighting Selection Tip #4
When considering lighting for your space, make sure you have your basics covered: overhead lighting, ambient lighting and task lighting.
Room 5: Regal Man Cave
Lighting Selection Tip #5
Lighting is a great way to bring in a little quirk. Every room needs an element of surprise, a little something unexpected. Lighting can do that! How about the liquor bottle lamp in the Regal Man Cave? Or should I say Chivas Regal Man Cave…
Room 6: Shabby Chic Mix
Lighting Selection Tip #6
It’s hard to tell sizing of chandeliers in a lighting store or online. Stores have soaring ceilings that your home may not have. A rule of thumb for a placing chandelier is that you never want the bottom of the chandelier below 7 feet. So if your ceilings are 9 foot in height, then you have 2 feet to work with. A chandelier of 18″ in length is as long as you would want, as that would allow for 6″ of chain. The exception to this rule is if the light is over a table, then you can drop it down a little lower.
I sure hope you find my lighting tips helpful!
Now shine on my friends, shine on.
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