Decorative lighting is extremely important in interior design. It not only illuminates our space but it evokes feeling. It creates mood, ambiance and drama. It places emphasis where required, such as on a piece of artwork.
Decorative lighting can really make a statement in a space. In fact, sometimes a room's lighting is a focal feature. From mild to wild, choose lighting that relates to your room's style.
A new light fixture is an easy way to update a room so take down that polished-brass finish dining light from the 80's and check out the latest trends.
Look at these "Before and After" room transformations and how the updated lighting enhances the styling.
An old medicine cabinet/vanity with built in fluorescent lighting was removed in favor of a more contemporary, three-light, brushed nickel fixture. See more of this budget bathroom makeover.
A dated kitchen light is replaced by a modern, brushed steel track light, in keeping up with the new appliances and other steel accents.
A vintage, Tiffany style dining light was updated with a classic-styled, oil-rubbed bronze chandelier. The simplicity and clear, bubble glass shades of the new fixture allow for a more airy feeling in this space.
The following property was outfitted with the same flush-mount ceiling lights in practically every room. They were switched out almost immediately to reflect the design styles of the rooms.
A few were retained in areas where they seemed fitting such as hallways and closets.
This modern styled kitchen utilizes various types of lighting with related elements such as finish, shade color and shape. A unique track light mimics the angled division on the floor from wood to tile. A pendant light hangs over a dining area and recessed lighting shines down over the countertops and work areas.
Ceiling fans can be considered decorative lighting. This ceiling fan has a brushed nickel finish, which is carried throughout the space in other furniture and accessory pieces. The viewable wood-toned fan blades are the same color as that of the flooring.
A special piece "borrowed" from my parents, this gold leaf chandelier adorned with Austrian crystal offers class and sophistication wherever it hangs.
Some under-mount counter lights are "reinvented" as uplighting. Connected to a dimmer, this lighting creates an ethereal mood.
A fig tree with a 25-ct of miniature lights (lower left) illuminates the darkness.
Switch out dated shades and globes to give your existing lighting a new look.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR LIGHTING
Look at this grapevine lighting I developed for a stairwell.