SPONSORED

Lighting Ideas: What You Need to Do To Add Beautiful and Inspired Lighting Fixtures to Your Home

Jan 29, 2021, 4:01 PM | Updated: 4:09 pm
Lighting Ideas...
Photo: Adobe Stock

This article about lighting ideas is sponsored by Lighting Design.


Narrowing down the right lighting fixture ideas can help you to set the right mood for the different rooms in your home, with unique parameters and styles for the variable functions and designs. Whether you are remodeling your home or starting with a fresh slate, lighting is an important element in the interior design scheme of your home. Read on for some tips on how to make finding the right fixtures for your home an easy process.

Gather the Basics

Room Lights - Lighting Ideas

Photo: Adobe Stock

Start brainstorming by gathering the basic information you will need to have ready before you start talking to a sales or design person. For example, you should know the square footage of the area you are trying to light up, the rooms you would like new fixtures for, and the purpose of the lighting. It will help to have measurements of rooms or key furniture components, such as kitchen islands or dining room tables so that you’re finding something that will fit in the space you have. You should also have a budget in mind before you begin your shopping to help narrow down the selection, which will make the process faster.

Last, do some research about the different types of lighting fixtures: be it hanging lights, lamps, wall lights, rope lighting, or even smart lighting with remote controls or timers. Lighting Design is one place you can start for a thorough resource with several product selections, and they have more information and tips on their blog.

Get Inspired

Lighting Ideas - Lighting Fixture Ideas

Photo: Adobe Stock

Pinterest is a great way to find inspiration, and it absolutely will help you when you enter a showroom to have some examples for the designer to fit your style. Creating mood boards and following accounts that you like will make finding the right lighting even easier.

If you don’t know where to start, you can begin by following the account of the Lighting Design Company for a jumping-off point.

Visit a Showroom for Lighting Ideas

Showroom - Indoor Lights - Lighting Ideas

Photo: Adobe Stock

When you’ve done all the prerequisite work and found your inspiration, it’s time to visit the showroom! Plan your day accordingly, giving plenty of time to see all the offerings and ask any questions you may have. It may also help to leave the kids at home so they do not distract you or the salespeople while finalizing your design and selection.

In general, you can plan on how long it will take you to spend at the showroom by considering how many square feet you need lighting fixtures for. You can also use the same amount of time browsing online and reaching out to customer service or sales agents with questions. In general, the guideline is as follows:

  • Full house: 3-6 hours for smaller homes of 2,500 sq. ft. or less, or 8 hours and multiple visits for larger homes
  • One room: approximately one hour
  • Exterior lights: one hour, or a couple more if browsing online

Related articles:

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Sponsored

Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
4 days ago
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
7 days ago
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Ask these questions before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
9 days ago
Cloud storage technology with 3d rendering drawer with files in cloud...
PC Laptops

How backing up your computer can help you relieve stress

Don't wait for something bad to happen before backing up your computer. Learn how to protect your data before disaster strikes.
9 days ago
young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
28 days ago
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
2 months ago
Lighting Ideas: What You Need to Do To Add Beautiful and Inspired Lighting Fixtures to Your Home