Measure the extension line of the distance from your ceiling down into the space you’d like to light. Take these measurements into consideration when ordering online or in lighting catalogs. Pendant lights are an affordable way to transform your space and beautifully light your home.
A dark bathroom needs reflectance: Think again if you’re thinking that dark colors don’t belong in the bathroom. Pendant lighting over the vanity wall sconces and recessed lighting can brighten the space beautifully. Opt for reflective dark materials instead of matte-finished ones to emphasize the light.
What functions will your lighting serve: Depending on the size of your room and what functions you perform in it will be a large determining factor for lighting. If you enjoy watching television in bed with your kids you may opt for ambient lighting overhead and table lamps on the adjacent end tables.
Glossy ceramic tiled walls glass shower doors wall mirrors and shiny chrome or stainless steel plumbing fixtures can bring sparkle and brighten your dark colored bathroom. If you decide to make all the walls in your bathroom dark opt for lighter colored flooring or a lighter colored ceiling to offset the dark walls.
Choose colors that have a bright nature and your interior space will feel playful and casual or choose lighter neutrals to make the space feel formal and sophisticated. Orange and yellow make great textile colors for sofas throw pillows and window treatments. While neutral browns tans and off-whites make good area rugs and seating colors to pair in front of dark walls.
One of the lighting trends for 2016 is Lamps Plus’ “upgraded industrial”. According to a company press release “the warehouse-inspired-movement-cum-mainstream design staple is seeing a bit of refinement.” Look for modern industrial lighting featuring rich tones and alternative metals. Don’t be afraid to invest in the industrial trend either the look is here to stay for the next few years.