house lighting

Light Fixture DO's & DONT's to Brighten your Day

Light fixtures have come a long way and there are so many fabulous options available for you to create a point of interest in your kids room. A unique light fixture is a great idea in any room but knowing what size is best and how to hang them can be tricky. I love using over-sized pieces in larger bedrooms to really pack a design punch! But in some cases, less can be more. So, here are a few do’s and dont’s I came up with in deciding which size works best: DO make sure size is right. Measure the size of your room in feet. For example, 10′x15′. Then, add those two measurements together (10+15) and convert to inches. So, 25″ would be your balanced light fixture diameter size based on the size of your room. Now, this is just my personal rule of thumb and depending on the room and look you’re going for, this rule can be flexible. I mainly apply it to bedrooms only, (as a dining room fixture should meet the scale of your dining table). But it at least gives you a starting point right?! DO make sure that it’s hung at a height visually appropriate and so that it lights up the area well. But DON’T hang it so low that you would hit your head walking under it. DO center the fixture in the room for an even distribution of light. DON’T limit yourself to one large fixture in the room. Combining two or three of the same piece and hanging at staggered heights is a fun look. DON’T be afraid to experiment with styles. Sometimes a modern chandelier can look great in a more traditional room, and a vintage piece can look terrific in a contemporary room. DO install dimmer switches on every chandelier in your home. They’re great for creating ambiance and offering a more flattering light. Here are a few great lighting ideas I’ve rounded up to give you some inspiration and brighten your day!