When it comes to lighting, sometimes a boring floor lamp just doesn’t cut it. The thing about lighting is that you get to be creative, both with the lighting fixture you choose, and with placement in a particular space. For instance, you can use track lights to give ambience and focus to a large-scale painting in your foyer, or you can use a task lamp for your home office or studio. So, be creative with your lighting choices and refer to these images for some inspiration.
For workspaces large and small, task lamps are ideal. In case, you’re wondering these are different from desk lamps in that you can focus and adjust the lamp to focus the lighting more easily. In this home studio, two task lamps are attached to the sides of a worktable for optimal workspace ambiance.
Way too many kitchens come equipped only with a single ceiling lamp. Brighten up this usually poorly lit room, by nixing the ceiling light and adding a few pendant lamps. In this space, a large steel countertop is lit with three white pendant lights. You can steal this idea for anywhere in the kitchen that you’ll be using often. This is also a great idea for lighting up an island or bar within your kitchen space.
Go all out for a dramatic, yet elegant look, in your dining room by hanging several chandelets above your dining room table. Chandelets are mini, beaded chandeliers that act as accent lighting. What’s lovely about them is that, during the day, light reflects off of the beaded surfaces, adding to the glow of natural daylight. At night, when lit, they create a warm and ambient glow.
Of course, if a dozen or so chandelets aren’t your thing, you still have the option of hanging one or two pendant lamps above your dining room table. These pendant lights brighten up the room softly, without overpowering the natural daylight. The result is modern, airy and fresh.
Tiny, one-windowed bathrooms are always difficult to light. In this well-decorated and beautifully designed bathroom, the trouble of lighting a small space is solved through a ceiling light as well as wall sconces above the mirror. Light above the mirror is always a good idea because it reflects more light throughout the space.
Knowing your lighting options is important when you want to take more involved and creative approach to the lighting in your home. Get familiar with the kind of lighting available, as well as your goals for lighting up a particular space and you’ll be good to go!
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