The right lighting, lamps and fixtures can alter the décor and mood of any room in your home. Depending on what you use the space for, lighting can be implemented for atmosphere, utility and security.
Set a different mood or change the style of a room in your home with the right light fixtures. The following are a few examples of the different fixtures you could use.
Floor lamps were popular in the 60s and 70s, but they are making a comeback in some contemporary decorating themes. Think outside the box, and look for simple, linear styles that could bring a pop of color to a space, or go with ornate, vintage lamps to bring a warm, welcoming touch to your home. Shades can make or break a floor lamp, so make sure to have the perfect, custom-designed shade to complement features throughout your room.
Another fixture that has made a style trend encore is the pendant lighting fixture. Pendant lights are designed to go in any room of the house, wired in ceilings or draped near outlets. The benefits of a great pendant light fixture are that it provides an all-over ambient illumination, while also providing eye-friendly task lighting for activities; plus, pendant lights are very decorative.
Check out these other types of pendant lights for your home:
- Kitchen light fixtures
- Industrial-style fixtures
- Suspended bulbs
Talk to furniture retailers about pendant fixtures for the specific rooms of the home you are refurbishing to find unique varieties and compatible styles for the space.
For a decorative touch in any room, make a style statement with some intriguing table lamps. Table lamps give you the opportunity to accent and accentuate features throughout the room. For instance, echo the airy ocean-vibe of a beach-inspired space with white-washed lamps or teak fixtures with brass hardware.
When you think of track lighting, think of a modern way to accentuate specific areas of the room or home, without distracting with ornamental or decorative fixtures. Track lights can illuminate cabinets, shelving or wall-art, but it can also be used to provide a safe and secure guide after dark to other areas of the home. Think of these fixtures as task lights, providing direct, bright light in the spots that you need it most, like your kitchen counter or in a home office.
If you want a chic and modern remodel, opt for minimalistic recessed lighting. Recessed fixtures are contemporary and clean to create a blank slate for your room. Use recessed light fixtures in open, airy spaces, such as a great room, kitchen, or other sophisticated and elegant areas of the home, like a dressing room or master bath.
Furthermore, recessed lighting makes an excellent ambient light source, giving you the opportunity to augment with more decorative lamps and fixtures as desired.
Task lamps make cute and clever accents for a room that has the hidden purpose of lighting up an area that you need decent illumination to read, work, play games or other activities. For example, lighted wall sconces can provide a little extra lighting near a fireplace or TV for doing other things, like knitting or working on homework. Style aside, the positioning of your task lamps is key and will require you to consider your family's lifestyle and habits to provide the best lighting possible in your space.
Watch for lamps and lights that are stylish and functional, offering options such as dimmers, remotes or energy efficiency. Visit Chris Furniture to see how the right fixtures can enhance and accessorize your furniture while providing comforting and reliable illumination throughout your home.