Lighting 101: House Tipster’s Light Fixture Buying Guide

At House Tipster, you can find all the home lighting tips you need to make your interior design look its best.

After you’ve put a lot of work into creating a dream interior design for your home, you’ll want to show it off!

 

Think of your new interior design as an art museum. You’re proud of the work, and you, of course, want to showcase it. Your newly renovated space will need the perfect lighting to properly illuminate your new interior design.

 

At House Tipster, you can find all the home lighting tips you need to make your interior design look its best.

 

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Surface-Mounted Fixtures

Surface mounted light fixtures are mounted to the ceiling. Because of their placement, these light fixtures are an ideal way to keep the brightness of any room balanced, since they can be spaced out as needed.

 

They have the advantage of lighting areas uniformly and evenly. Another benefit of surface mounted light fixtures is that they are affordable and are easily installable.

 

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Track Lighting

Track lights are small light fixtures attached on a track to the base on the ceiling. The base attaches directly to the track.

 

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The lights can be placed anywhere along the track to provide the ideal lighting for your needs. Track lighting is simple and basic, and tends to work well in the kitchen above cabinets.

 

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Chandeliers and Pendant Fixtures

Pendant fixtures are light fixtures that hang suspended from the ceiling. Pendant fixtures can often be found when multiple pendants hang in a straight line — like perhaps over a bathroom vanity.

 

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An innovative way to use a single pendant fixture might be to replace a standard lamp with one distinct pendant. This could be an interesting idea to create a cozy reading nook.

 

One of the most popular types of lights in the pendant fixture category are chandeliers. Chandeliers don’t only serve as a source of lighting a room, but they are beautiful decorative pieces as well. Ornate designs or hanging crystals are popular choices for chandeliers. Consider installing a chandelier over your dining room table, or above the island in your kitchen for an elegant touch at meal time.

 

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Lamps

Lamps are an attractive way to add mood lighting to your interior design. Most commonly, they are placed in corners, or added to an end table.

 

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Lamps can also be used as a decorative piece. Most people think of lamps as the uninteresting and traditional option for lighting a room, but that really doesn’t have to be the case. Try mixing up your lamps by picking two different styles that complement each other. This combination adds an interesting dynamic to any room.

 

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Task Lighting

Task lights are a type of small table or desk lamp that pivots and is height-adjustable. They’re great for your office desk or work station. In fact, that’s how task lighting got its name. They were first used by pharmacists in the 1800s to light up the task before them.

 

Like chandeliers and decorative lamps, task lamps can also be ornate, intricately designed, or finished in metal so that they can be decorative, as well as functional.

 

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Now that you know the basics of Lighting 101, let there be light!

 

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