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12 Fun Light Fixtures Made From Found Objects (13 photos)

October 12, 2013 By: Category: Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are one of the best ways to put a personal stamp on your home. While there are more fixtures available at retail than you could sort through in a lifetime, there’s another way to have a stunning and unique light: create one from a found object. You can make a pendant or chandelier…



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Kitchen of the Week: Contemporary Meets Rustic in Southern California (6 photos)

October 11, 2013 By: Category: Light Fixtures

The brick-like tile, vintage light fixtures and reclaimed wood in this kitchen may imply an earlier era, but the clean cabinetry and modern fixtures point to its more recent design. The owners, newlyweds in Southern California, wanted a kitchen that would replace the outdated old space without looking…



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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Lighting Fixtures for Your Home

December 20, 2012 By: Category: Kitchen Lighting

When decorating or remodeling your kitchen, it can be simple to overlook the importance of kitchen lighting. If you are spending a considerable amount of money replacing your kitchen cabinets, flooring, and appliances, why would you want to stick with the same old florescent lighting that your house came with? Take a look at some of the most popular design ideas today!

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If you want your kitchen to have a warm and inviting feel, look for pendant style kitchen light fixtures. One of the primary advantages to choosing pendant light fixtures is that they can easily be scaled to suit the size of your kitchen. Pendant lights are available in a wide variety of different colors and styles. Pendant lights usually require incandescent bulbs, which do generate more heat than other types of bulbs.

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Track lighting is ideal for those who want to be able to highlight a particular aesthetic element of their space. These kitchen lighting fixtures feature lights that can be adjusted to shine on different parts of the kitchen as needed. The lights could be positioned to highlight a piece of art hanging on your wall or new appliances that you are proud of. Not all track lighting is designed to be seen, however. For example, directional track lighting can be installed under cabinetry to highlight a beautiful backsplash.

Ceiling kitchen light fixtures can run the gamut from traditional fluorescent track lighting to elegant wrought iron chandeliers. There will be no shortage of options for you to choose from. A chandelier can be hung in your kitchen to serve as a statement piece, or ceiling mount kitchen light fixtures can be used to make a more subtle design statement. Alternately, for contemporary kitchens, recessed lighting offers the ideal blend of clean lines and functionality.

Creating a Plan for Foyer Lighting

December 18, 2012 By: Category: Decorative Lighting

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Your foyer serves as a visitor’s introduction to your home, so it makes sense that you would want to find lighting that would create a memorable, inviting, and stylish impression! Ceilings are one of the most underutilized aspects of home décor, but this unique and modern chandelier creates that first impression you are striving for!
When you are choosing a lighting fixture for your foyer, you’ll need to take into account size of the foyer. Although this foyer isn’t very wide, the chandelier is on par with the scale of the space, which is what makes it work well.
The neutral color tone of the piece works perfectly here. The color reflects the natural light that comes through the front door, making the foyer appear bright and airy, complementing the white color of the walls and lightening the effect of the dark flooring. It even complements the light tone of the wood seen in the picture frames.
Because of its fun and funky shape, it draws your eye upward when you walk in, and the decorative accents give it that perfect hint of “bling”. The design of the chandelier is contemporary, but when used correctly, contemporary doesn’t have to translate to cold or uninviting!

4 Kitchen Lighting Fixtures Less than $50

December 06, 2012 By: Category: Kitchen Lighting

Replacing kitchen lighting fixtures can give the entire space a totally new look.  While most remodeling jobs are considered costly, switching kitchen light fixtures can be a very inexpensive option.  As with most projects, certain types of light fixtures are more affordable than others. 

 Inexpensive Kitchen Lighting Fixtures: 4 Options Under $50

Not every attractive light fixture has to cost an arm and a leg. There are several stylish kitchen light fixtures on the market that can accommodate even the tightest budget. Let’s take a look at a few:

Hardware House Ceiling Light Fixture: $29.58

Kitchen lighting fixture Sophisticated and coordinated, the Hardware House Berkshire Lighting Collection brings style and elegance to your home. With lights made of warm amber-colored glass, and hardware brushed with an oil-rubbed bronze finish, Berkshire fixtures are versatile enough to complement both classic and modern furnishings. And because all necessary mounting hardware is included with each fixture, installation is quick and easy.

 
 
 

 

 
Hardware House Semi-Flush Ceiling Fixture: $45.78
semi flush kitchen light fixture A lovely addition to any kitchen, bedroom, office, or entry hall, this 544676 ceiling fixture from Hardware House’s Bristol series combines a sleek modern design with intricate, elegant detailing. The fixture, with its beautiful brushed-nickel finish, features gracefully curved arms and an alabaster-glass shade that faces upward, gently diffusing light and eliminating that unappealingly direct, bright glare while studying, dining, or playing table games with family and friends. Best of all, its matching trim plate seamlessly covers a ceiling box for enhanced aesthetic appeal. With its semi-flush mount design, the ceiling fixture measures 13 inches in diameter by 11 inches high and uses two 60-watt A19 medium bulbs (not included).

 

 

 

 
Hardware House Chandelier: $49.00
kitchen chandelier lightingThe Berkshire Collection comprises seven pieces that provide infinite decorating possibilities. Each fixture features lights made of amber-colored glass and hardware with an oil-rubbed bronze finish.

The collection’s signature piece is a chandelier with five lights supported by gently curved arms. Measuring a generous 21 inches by 18 inches, it is an eye-catching addition to any dining area or entryway.

For additional overhead lighting options, the collection also includes two ceiling lights–in flush and semi-flush mounts. The flush-mount fixture is 12 inches by 5-1/2 inches, and it features a wide bronze band across the top and a hemisphere light with bronze finial. The semi-flush mount fixture is 14-1/2 inches by 10 inches, and it features a down rod and decorative scrolls.

 

 

 
World Imports Lighting Semi-Flush Light Fixture: $26.16
semi flush light fixture A marvel in an entryway, kitchen, hallway, den, or other room in need of general overhead lighting, this 9007-88 Luray light fixture by World Imports Lighting combines classic vintage charm with modern allure for a beautiful addition to any home. The semi-flush ceiling fixture supplies a 6-1/2-inch-diameter canopy, an adjustable stem, and hardware–all in an oil-rubbed bronze finish for a lovely pairing with surrounding decor. Its opal glass shade, with a bump in the bottom shaped like a drop of water about to form, offers visual interest and gently diffuses light cast from within. The light fixture uses a 60-watt A19 medium incandescent bulb and installs easily to any flat ceiling. Overall, the light fixture measures 12 inches in diameter by 10 inches high.

Christmas Lighting Ideas: Decorating the Mantel

December 03, 2012 By: Category: Decorative Lighting, Home Interior Lighting Options

Looking for a great place to start with your Christmas lighting ideas?  Outside of the Christmas Tree, the mantel is a great focal point when decorating your space for the holidays.  FUn details such as garland, poly mesh and lights can result in a very festive mantel.

Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

Looking to create a focal point in your living area or add a “joyous” air to your living space, decorating the mantel is a great place to start. The mantel which is usually used to hang stocking for children, pets and whomever Santa owes a visit in the home. Check out some of our favorite Christmas Mantel decorating ideas:

 

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Garland, lights and a traditional wreath are used together to create this stylish mantel decor.

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Enhancing your decor can be as simple as adding plastic or real candles to your christmas garland and pine cones.

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On Trend: Light Fixtures Take to the Branches (10 photos)

November 08, 2012 By: Category: Light Fixtures

Now that so many leaves have fallen, I’m seeing the beauty of naked branches everywhere I look. I’ve never found bare trees to be as spooky as Halloween wants me to believe. Instead, the symmetry and balance of a tree’s natural growth inspires me.You can see just how inspiring and how varied…



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Guest Picks: 20 Singular Kids’ Ceiling Lights (20 photos)

October 10, 2012 By: Category: Light Fixtures

Kids spend a lot of time looking up, whether it’s reaching for cookies on the counter or just laying in bed. Make their bedrooms and playrooms interesting with fun, creative and unique ceiling light fixtures tailored for kids. They’ll put a smile on kids’ faces and add a stylish touch to any home.



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On Trend: Globe Lights Give Rooms a Well-Rounded Look (10 photos)

October 04, 2012 By: Category: Light Fixtures

A good room design today often centers around a great light fixture. And you’ll see hanging light fixtures finding their way beyond the dining room and into the living room, bedroom, and kitchen these days. The simple globe pendant is appearing all over this fall.Updated in every way possible,…



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Shopping For The Best Discount Chandeliers

August 06, 2012 By: Category: Light Fixtures

Congratulations! You have decided to add the amazing look and warmth of a chandelier to your individual living space. While choosing the right type of chandelier for your home can often be difficult (crystal, rustic, contemporary, etc.), it is also a purchase that can represent a substantial investment. In fact, many chandeliers can cost upwards of several thousand dollars, depending on the materials used in design. With that being said, there are several merchants that offer outstanding discount chandeliers. How can you feel confident when shopping for the best discount chandeliers? In this article, we’ll take a look at some common sense tips that may just end up saving you major money on your chandelier purchase.
crystal chandelierFirst and foremost, determine the type of chandelier that you are interested in buying. Once you identify the particulars of the piece you want to purchase, it will be much easier to find the right discount chandelier for you. What are the things to consider when shopping for the best discount chandelier? Naturally, you will want to have an idea of the style of chandelier you are searching for based upon the style of your home. It wouldn’t make much sense to buy a crystal chandelier if you live in a log cabin; conversely a contemporary chandelier would probably look out of place in a large mansion. You should then decide whether you prefer glass or metal, and how many lights you want your chandelier to have. Read the rest of this entry →