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Lighting In Your Home

Choosing Light Fixtures For Your Home, Made Easy!

Light energizes the little things at home, such as our morning routines or our socializing with friends and family. Enter a room finished with friendly, inviting light and you’ll instantly feel at ease. Enter that same room with insufficient or harsh lighting, and your mood will completely flip. But why is this the case?
Lighting for your space is a very important. Not only can it help you feel at ease and energize your space. The right lighting can elevate, add and refresh your space

We know how daunting the process of choosing lighting fixtures is. We will address most of the questions that we often receive regarding choosing the right light fixtures for your home.​

Kitchen Island Lighting

When it comes to lighting a kitchen island, there are many choices. You can choose from pendant lighting, linear suspensions, and more.

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have plenty of light in the kitchen. This is where most people make a mistake when they are choosing their lighting. You need to have a good balance between ambient light and task lighting.

Ambient light is the general light that fills up a room so that you can see what you're doing. This type of lighting is not very bright but it helps to illuminate your entire room so that you can move around safely without bumping into things or tripping over something on the floor.

Task lighting is much brighter than ambient light and it illuminates whatever it is you are doing at any given time. For example, if you are chopping vegetables then having task lighting above your cutting board will allow you to see what you're doing without having to squint or close one eye!

Pendant lighting and linnear suspensions are good options for lighting your kitchen island. There are various shapes, sizes and finishes to choose from, and a wide range of style options. You can also easily install pendants over a kitchen island in any style that compliments your space.

Dining Room Lighting

When installing a lighting fixture above any table, you have to keep in mind the size of the room, the style of the room and the style of your dining table.

The dining room is where family and friends gather to enjoy delicious meals together. It plays an important role in keeping the family together, so it should be furnished with a comfortable table and chairs, beautiful accessories, and a good lighting fixture. Pendants and chandeliers are great options.

When choosing dining room lights, think about how bright you want your space to be. If you plan on hosting dinner parties where there will be lots of people in your home at once, it's best to go with brighter lights so that everybody can see what they're eating!

Bedroom Lighting

When you think about lighting for your bedroom, you might only consider overhead lighting. However, there are many different types of light sources that can be incorporated into your bedroom design. Each has its own set of benefits, so it's important to understand how each type of light works and what they can do for your bedroom.

First, you should think about what types of lighting you want in your bedroom. There are so many different types of lighting available today that it can be hard to choose which one is best for your bedroom.

One type of lighting that always looks great is wall sconces. They provide a nice soft glow that accentuates the decor around them. Wall sconces also come in a variety of styles, so you should have no trouble finding one that matches your other furniture pieces!

If wall sconces aren’t your thing, consider using table lamps instead. These are great because they give off more light than wall sconces do and they’re easier to move around if needed! Table lamps also come in a wide range of styles, so there’s no shortage of options when it comes to choosing one for your bedroom!

If you want something even more dramatic than table lamps, try chandeliers! The ceiling is often overlooked when it comes to lighting up a room, but it shouldn't be! Ceiling fixtures will help bring the whole space together by adding another layer of illumination to your room while also giving it some style points!

Bathroom Vanity

Vanity lighting is the perfect way to add a little extra flair to your bathroom, but it's important to choose the right type of light fixture for the job. If you're not sure what kind of vanity lighting will best suit your needs, here are a few options that may be worth considering.

Wall-mounted sconces are ideal for bathrooms with limited space and/or wall space. They can be mounted directly on the wall above your mirror or on either side, and they don't take up any room in your cabinet or drawers. Wall-mounted sconces can be placed at any angle, so you can get creative with where you put them in your bathroom.

Light Bulbs

When it comes to lighting fixtures, most people overlook bulbs. When in fact, light bulbs can transform your fixture if chosen properly. Many of us have been conditioned to think that a light bulb is just a light bulb and that there's not much difference between them. However, the right bulb can make a huge difference in the look of your home or office.

The first thing you need to consider is what kind of room you're in and what kind of mood you want to create. For example, an office might benefit from a warm white or cool white bulb because these colors are more relaxing than the blue ones that are often used in kitchens or dining rooms. If you want something bolder, try an energy-saving LED bulb instead of an incandescent one since they'll last longer and use less electricity.

Watts, lumens, and kelvins are the most significant factors to consider when selecting a bulb:​

Watts: The amount of energy used by the bulb​

Lumens: Brightness of the bulb​

Kelvins: Color temperature of the bulb​


Lighting is not the afterthought that many of us think it is when it comes to decorating a room. When decorating your home, keep in mind that lighting has the ability to drastically transform a space — not simply by brightening dark areas, but also by affecting your moods. The proper light uplifts our moods, motivates us, and encourages productivity. Light energizes the little things at home, such as our morning routines or our socializing with friends and family.​

We understand how stressful it may be to figure out how to choose lighting for your home, but this guide was made to help you! Our team of lighting specialists are here to make the process of choosing lighting easier for you.​

For more assistance on how to light your home cotact us at: or call 1-888-508-6466

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