5 Ways to Lighten Up

When you walk into a room and turn on the light, the space dramatically changes, right? Lighting affects our mood, it directs our eye and it sets the stage for experiences in the home —resting, reading, entertaining, dining, and more.

Do you have the right amount of light in your home? What about the types of light fixtures? Today I want to share 5 lighting options for your home to get your imagination “lit up” by the ways you can add more ambiance or brightness to your space, including task, pendant/chandelier, sconces, table lamps, and floor lamps.

First, the sconce. Stately and classic, it creates more surface space and brings more interest to your room.

Second, the chandelier, with its many style and varieties. The chandelier might catch more envious eyes than any other kind of light.

Next, the task light. Just because it is utilitarian doesn’t mean it can’t also add a ton of character.

The pendant. Graceful and linear, the pendant lights up an area while leading the eye down to the main focal point.

Finally, table and floor lamps brighten up corners and tables, bringing light exactly where we need it.

Whether you go high-end or high style, great lighting can make all the difference in your space. Reevaluate from time to time the lights you have around your home. You’ll be surprised at what a simple change or addition can do.