Lighting is a “thing” when it comes to homes. It is part of the overall impression that buyers get from your home when they walk in. What I have discovered is that lighting is an easy way to make your home stand out. It’s that extra level of attention to the details that buyers truly appreciate. Don’t fear. Even though lights are important, they don’t have to be complicated. Here are a few of my recent selections that have worked in a variety of styles and spaces. Make sure before you order, check the dimensions so the sizing is correct for the area and the table. Here are a few selections of lights that are sure to be highlights of any space.
The first time I saw this linear chandelier, I knew it would be a statement light. When I searched for it online, I found out it was over $1000.00. Not quite in the budget for a flip. Shortly after, I discovered a version that looked similar, but at a price that worked for my projects. I have installed this over a dining table and over a large kitchen island to rave reviews. Since it is a larger fixture, make sure to measure before you order.
The Sputnik style of chandelier has made its way to the top of my list. The style can mix well with other lighting choices, which is always a plus. It also comes in a variety of sizes which makes it a good candidate for dining rooms that are on the smaller side. These lights are also a good option with a vaulted ceiling.
For a more traditional spin on a chandelier, this style, which they describe as a farmhouse, but I disagree, is an easy and classic choice. With brass, black or chrome finishes, you can mix this style chandelier with just about anything. It is simple and understated which makes it a good fit when there are other lights in the space as well.
The cage light chandelier is also an option for a dining nook or an island if there was enough space. Lighting that is open or that you can see through is great if you wanting to keep the open feeling of a space. It’s also helpful to not have to duck underneath it to see or have a conversation with someone. These lights would also be a great choice if you had the space in an entry or master bedroom or bathroom.
Decisions about lighting will come at the end of the project when decision fatigue is likely to set in. Rather than just give up or let your contractor choose the lighting (please, I beg you DO NOT do this), you can refer back to this post and make amazing choices you know will look great.
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