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Oct 17

Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home Decor

Lighting has a unique place in every home and is an intricate part of design detail. The many finishes, designs, and shades are what make choosing the appropriate lighting fixture for any home dcor a daunting task.

Rich finishes give the fixture a unique depth. Bushed nickel, chrome, and metallic will transform any contemporary design. For the tropical feel of a beach home or island look, let the rattan, cork, reed, bamboo or wicker finishes accentuate the space. Antique Brass, Metallic Bronze, Dark Graphite and Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes can complete your Art Deco or Antique look. The finishes are definitely not boring or plain.

The design or shape of a light fixture will really set off a room as well. Urn shaped bases with contours and elegantly turned frames make for a traditionally formal or comfortably casual motif. Industrial lines, sculptural and square-tube construction, hand forged iron or metal look, and tapered arches can bring visual impact to any contemporary or loft style space. Wire frames or flat panels embellished with rope, bamboo, cork, natural reeds or certain types of grained wood can create the botanical or nature like feel. Taking time to browse through the many authentic and different styles and shapes will ultimately transform any room. No matter how amazing a light fixture may look either in a corner, on a table or on a wall, don’t forget that the shade also plays a huge role in achieving the look of elegance or panache. Shades can be round, square, rectangular or flared. They can be glass, metal, paper or fabric. The shape of a shade sometimes tends to echo the shape of the lighting fixture. A shade must fit the light. White and cream tapered drum shades tend to coordinate well with the brighter finishes like chrome, brushed nickel and steel, but can be versatile with any finish or style of lighting. Colored shades add warmth to any room and can also help pull together furniture colors and accent pieces.

Don’t be afraid of adding some contemporary lighting to any home’s interior. Don’t be intimidated by all the choices there are to pick from. Take time and find the right style of fixture that enhances the room. The point is, get creative and remember, weather a chic apartment in New York City or a house in the burbs, the combination of finish, style and shape, and shade design can really add compliment to an overall decorating scheme.

choose from a wide variety of contemporary lighting fixtures that will enhance your home decor

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