Choosing lighting fixtures for your Home’s Lights can be a daunting task, but it can be even more difficult if you want to create a design feature with those same fixtures. After all, a single light fixture here and there does not create any type of feature, let alone a design. But it can be easier than you think to create a design feature using the lighting options you fall in love with.
Create a Design Feature Utilizing Your Home’s Lights
Light Everything Up Inside and Out
One of the best ways to create a design feature with your lights is to light your entire home up inside and out. All the lights will highlight all the architectural features of your home, so turn all the lights on to make your home shine.
Add Spotlights to Highlight Specific Items
Artwork and other items look nice on a wall or shelf. However, installing spotlights will enhance their appeal. The spotlights will also add a design element you would otherwise be missing in certain areas of your home, despite all the other features you have in place.
Use an Assortment of Fixtures
When you are choosing a pendant or other overhead lighting fixture for a room, we recommend considering using an assortment of fixtures. Two pendant lights won’t create a design feature in your home. But six or seven light fixtures in different, yet corresponding, shapes will really stand out. This is especially true if you have them hanging at different heights to enhance the visual appeal.
Install a Chandelier
You can never go wrong in the design department when you install a chandelier in your home. A chandelier will always draw a person’s eye up towards the ceiling. While chandeliers work well in a front entryway, there is nothing wrong with placing them in dining rooms, bathrooms, and even great rooms. And if the room is large enough, you can always install two matching chandeliers.
Add Exterior Lighting
Lighting the inside of your home is very important, but so is making the outside brighter. Outside lights will bring certain features to life even though the sun has set, and it is dark outdoors. There are many ways you can create a design feature with exterior lights. We recommend adding lights to the architectural sections of your home, as well as in the gardens and by your deck or patio.
Another option for exterior lighting is a fireplace or fire pit on your patio. The flames will flicker in the darkness, creating shadows and an everchanging design feature. While you may not have the flames going all the time, it is a nice design element to have when you are spending time outside.
Creating a design feature with your home’s lights is never going to be super easy. But if you start small and then continue to add more lighting, you can easily add a few design features throughout your home.