This photo shows the impact lighting can have in a room’s design. This chandelier carries through the style of the space with its combination of elegant and rustic features, and its size and position opens up the room and links the furniture with the vaulted ceiling.
When it’s time to update your home’s look, think about the power three – flooring, paint and lighting. Integrate these three factors, and you are on your way to a complete design look.
When choosing lighting, consider style, need, budget and personal taste. Consider your needs first. Is ambient lighting throughout the room the best choice, or an intimate mood set by a chandelier with a dimmer? Would a ceiling fan be a better option? Make a list – room by room – of your lighting goals.
Consider your budget next. Can you afford to replace all of your light fixtures at once, or would it be better to space out your purchases? Check lighting prices to reach an understanding of what you want and what it will cost.
Is your home’s style cohesive – with an open plan or the same style and colors throughout? If so, take a look at a family of light fixtures so that they integrate well with your home’s design. If every room is different, determine fixture style to match the feel of each room.
As a final thought – choose those fixtures you personally like. They will be part of your home’s décor for many years, so take the time to make choices that will make you pleased with your space.