Maximize The Impact Of A Room With This One Feature

Phyllis Patterson

What do you think is one of the top ways to improve a space? Is it expensive wall art? Or maybe a statement piece of furniture? Although those add personality to a home, there's a much simpler way…it's your lighting!

At our recent sale on Cedar Dale Lane, we ensured each room had lighting that would add to its elegance and luxury feel. This unique project allowed our team to select fixtures that not only lit up the room but also added to the "story" of the home. We love how the home looks playful and fun with these designer finishes.

Upgrading your standard lighting to designer lighting can transform the look and feel of your home. Designer lighting can add a touch of elegance, sophistication, and style to any space. With the wide variety of options available, you can achieve any look you desire—from traditional to modern, and everything in between. Here are some tips for swapping out builder-grade lighting for designer lighting to give your home a unique touch:

First, consider the size and scale of the space.

The rooms were huge at our Cedar Dale project, and we knew we needed lighting that wouldn't look dwarfed by the high ceilings. You want to make sure the lighting you choose is appropriate for the size of the room. If you choose too large, it can overwhelm the room, while lighting too small will look out of place and be miss-measured. Next, measure the room and take into account any furniture that may be in the space. This will give you a better idea of the size and scale of the lighting you need.

Second, consider the style of the room.

You want to pick lighting that complements the existing decor and other fixtures that may be seen from another room. Don't be afraid to mix and match different styles and finishes to create a unique look while staying in the same general style family. Finally, consider the colors and textures of the room, and choose lighting that will add to the overall aesthetic.

Third, think about the function of the space.

For example, task lighting can provide focused light for working on homework, while accent lighting can create a dramatic and attractive focal point in a room. Think about how parts of the room function and use light to define the spaces. For example, choosing the right lighting fixtures can make a room look more inviting while still being functional.

Whether you are looking for a dramatic focal point or a subtle task light, designer lighting can help to create the perfect atmosphere in any home. We'll share more about local lighting options again in upcoming posts, but for now, enjoy these Pinterest-worthy fixtures found in our recent sale on Cedar Dale Lane!


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