Have you ever gone shopping for something at the store, found an item that was perfect, then you bring it home and it doesn't look the same? It still looks nice, but it doesn't have the same pop that it did in the showroom? You can't quite put your finger on it, but something just isn't the same. The reason for the difference is the lighting.
One of the most overlooked aspects to a room is the lighting—both the fixtures and the actual bulbs. By investing in new light fixtures, you can change the entire look and ambiance of a space. After all, without light, you couldn't see anything inside the room! Here are some different ways that you can add varied looks to a room by switching around the lighting.
Overhead lighting is one of the main sources of light in a room, and different fixtures yield completely different atmospheres. In large ballrooms, part of the grandiose feeling from the room originates in the oversized chandeliers hanging from the raised ceilings. For example, the Douglas 5 Light Chandelier evokes a feeling of regality. In contrast, certain chandeliers like the Danica 6-Light Oil Rubbed Chandelier has more of an industrial ambiance, and it won't be as bright as its crystal brother. It will, however, bring a more subdued put-togetherness for your space.
Solitary or grouped pendant lights can create places of interest or add to the overall aesthetic cogency of a room. Spreading out a few Wade Chrome Lighting Pendants over your dinner table at different heights can create a custom look that adds functional interest to the space. Oversized pendant lighting like the Laika Large Pendant Lamp can further add intriguing depth to open spaces.
Desk and Table Lamps
Desk and table lamps are perfect for individual lighting in frequently used spaces. One of the most important rules in ergonomics is having a well-lit workstation. Attractive and functional lamps like the Z-Bar Slim Lamp are adjustable, look great, and provide extra lighting to reduce the strain on your eyes. A more traditional lamp like the Edison Lamp next to a sofa can make reading more comfortable and easier (unless you're reading Hegel, in which case, good luck).
Last—but certainly not least—are floor lamps. They don't need any extra apparatus for holding them up. They're just functional lamps that sit on a base on the floor. If you need lighting in a pinch, or if you live in a loft or apartment without overhead fixtures, floor lamps are a must-have. You can grab a conversation piece like the Pablo Clamp Floor Lamp or something more traditional like the Rashawn Contemporary Floor Lamp. All you have to do is plug them in, stand them up, and enjoy a freshly lighted abode.
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We're here to help you get your apartment or house lit up like the 4th of July. We want your furniture and space to look welcoming by giving it the light it deserves. Call or chat with us to see how we can perfectly light up your illuminated life. Make your home look like the fancy furniture showrooms by adding contemporary and dynamic lighting today!