Chic Home Lighting Ideas

Lighting is the essential element to complete any room. Get inspired with these fixtures, shades and unique styles.
By: Chelsey Bowen

Make a Statement

Look for unique fixtures to draw attention to a favorite furnishing, artwork or area of a room. Designer Vanessa DeLeon uses the Sputnik light from Nuevo Lighting to highlight the piano, while pendant lights light up the kitchen area.

Unexpected Places

Take a room from so-so to stunning with dramatic lighting. Designer Tracy Morris adds an extra touch of luxury to an elaborate bathroom with a double chandelier.

Repeat Design

Repetition is often used to create a unified space. A spiral chandelier echoes the round table in this dining room designed by Lori Dennis.

Wash of Color

Brighten up an unusual space with a colored light. Designer Andreas Charalambous uses changeable LED lighting to shine a blue hue above the kitchen cabinets and on the backsplash.

Classic Meets Contemporary

Mix old with new. Designer Randy Weinstein adds a vintage touch with industrial hanging lights, but keeps the kitchen updated with custom wood cabinetry and white subway tiles.

Brilliant Shades

Have fun with the lampshade. They're easier to switch out than an entire light, making the fixture more adaptable to your space. Designer Christopher Grubb chose a playful silk shade to add a punch of color to this dining area.

Complementary Style

Pendant lights are the perfect addition to any kitchen island. Not only do they provide task lighting, but they also continue the style of the space. Use stainless steel shades for a sleek contemporary look or colorful ones for an eclectic style. Designer Gail Drury adds pendant lights with yellow glass shades to complement this bright kitchen.

From: Drury Design

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