I’ve been so excited to put together a post on light fixtures for you all. I have received so many questions on fixtures, and that makes me pretty darn excited! In my opinion a good looking light fixture is one of the most important touches you can put into any room. The light fixture is the central point, and staple to any space. Some rooms require a gorgeous statement while others need a simple classic touch that draws minimal attention.
Lighting can be a little tricky! How high from your counter top should a pendent be? How big of a chandelier can you put over a dining table? So today, I’m sharing some simple tips to hang lighting over a kitchen island, dining table, high ceilings, and low ceilings. I have also tagged all of the fixtures we have purchased that are still available at the end of the post.
Entry or Hallway Lighting:
When selecting the fixture for our entry I wanted something a bit more simple with a modern farmhouse flair. I was really excited about the fixture we found because it was the perfect height and coordinated with the exterior fixtures, and other hallway/entry fixtures in the home. I didn’t want something that would draw too much attention because the space is small. I would prefer peoples eyes to be drawn into the surrounding rooms to really expand the feel of the entry space.
Kitchen and Dining:
The kitchen and dining room are absolutely places where the lights you select can act as statement pieces. It will clearly depend on your space, the layout, and what other accent pieces you have going on in the space, but I love the idea of beautiful light fixtures that show some of the homeowners personal flare. Hopefully with these examples of spacing it will help you select the correct size light fixture for your space. The pendants we chose in our kitchen were definitely an item we splurged on, because for our kitchen, the island is supposed to be the “wow factor”.
Other than the height of the ceilings, the fixture size in a living space really can vary. It also depends on furniture placement, and where you want the attention drawn within that space. In our family room we have higher ceilings than the rest of the home, and it is a wider room than it is deep. I knew I wanted a chandelier, but one that didn’t have much height but still added a bit of character to the space. I love the one we found because you really only see the fun aspect of it when you sit below it in the room. Otherwise it doesn’t take too much attention away from the wall of built-ins and shiplap we added on the main wall.
I knew we wanted the light fixture in our fireplace room to be a bit more elegant and traditional. That room is the one area of the house that is completely kids-free when it comes to decor. We wanted that room to feel like a retreat where you can go to read, listen to records, write, and reflect. We love the semi-flush chandelier we found for this room because it gives off a beautiful design on the ceiling when it is on in the evening.
Lastly, we splurged a bit on the office fixture. This room is directly next to the entry and one you see as soon as you walk into the home. We wanted something a bit more upscale, but that was still appropriate for an office setting.
Bedroom and Bathroom:
When renovating our home I knew we wanted wall sconces! I loveeeee wall sconces in bedrooms, and also I love the trend of pendants as bedside lights in bedrooms. I really wanted a space that spoke to both Jordan and I. Not overly masculine or feminine, but one that was romantic, and well… for lack of a better word – sexy! I will post more about all the elements of this room in a later post to come. But long story short, these sconces were a must! I loved their modern flare and I could not resist the gorgeous light it cast on the walls at night.
In our bathroom we wanted fixtures that were sleek and modern but matched the champagne gold accents we had going on in the bathroom and bedroom. These were a great a deal, and look so good when dimmed against the wall mirror.
I hope this post helps you find some inspiration in every room of your home. Not only do I hope you were inspired, but that it gives you a sense of where to start when searching for a fixture. Pull out the step ladder and measuring tape, grab your laptop, and let’s get to shopping! Please feel free to comment or reach out on Instagram if you have any questions or need advice!
You can shop the family room chandelier via this link.
You can shop the fireplace room’s semi-flushmount chandelier via this link.
You can shop the office semi-flushmount via this link.
You can shop the bedroom sconces via this link.