Does your lighting match and enhance your decor?
If you’re building a new home, or redesigning your current abode, remember that a great lighting plan can put the final polishing touch on your design choices. Check out some of our favourite options for stylish light fixtures to get your creative juices flowing:
Search for simple hanging fixtures featuring exposed bulbs, or clear glass sconces. For added style, secure a series of variously sized bulbs in a row.
Ultra-white bulbs and frosted glass combine to create a bright ambience. Many fixtures contain multiple lights in similar, evenly spaced shapes, such as this round ball chandelier.
Optimal for relaxation, “barely there” lighting distributes light evenly, but without all the flash. In-ceiling pot lights can also provide soft lighting across a room, without drawing the eye.
These trendy pieces are all about thought-provoking shapes. Curved metal designs, or delicately wrought geometrics are fascinating to look at, and a running wall lamp makes a great art piece.
Ultra-glam fixtures like these use glitter, beads, and stones to play with light. From glittering light covers, to sparkling chandeliers and lamps, styles like these will catch and excite the eye.
Conventional fixtures draw on the patterned, colourful style of decades past. Stained glass patterns and textured glass add subtly enchanting detail.
Sturdy and simple in style, and functional in design. Worn metal works well in kitchens with a rustic edge. For outdoors, string-ball lights (also known as cotton ball lights) create a whimsical look, and you can even DIY them. Find out how here.
By Danielle Mohr: Fine Point Writing & Editing (finepointwriting.ca)