Guide to Choosing the Right Lighting for your Home

Guide to Choosing the Right Lighting for your Home

Lighting is an extremely important feature throughout your home. You need to choose the right type of lighting fixture that will naturally disperse light, but also offer you enough lighting within the room. If you are interested in antique reproduction lighting, you are welcome to check a wide selection of amazing handcrafted, historically inspired lighting items offered by The Federalist Online.

Before purchasing any type of lighting, you should know the exact measurements of your room. Measure the length and width of your room, add them, and then convert them to inches. This measurement will help you ensure that you will purchase a lighting fixture that is large enough, to offer enough light. For example, for a room that measures 20x15 feet, you would ideally select an antique reproduction lighting fixture that is 36 inches wide.

Lighting is primarily functional, but don't forget about the decorative aspect. Moreover, with proper lighting, you can recreate the perfect mood, emotion, and feeling in any room. Spend enough time researching and thinking about what type of lighting you want to have in each room. Then, browse through the available beautiful crystal, brass, or wooden chandeliers available online and select the ones that you like the most.

When you design a room, you should consider adding different "layers" of lighting- meaning that you will have a main chandelier that gives the most powerful lighting and then adds a few overhead fixtures, and lamps, that will help create a cozy, dimmed atmosphere in the room when you do not necessarily want to have full lights on.

Adaptable lighting is yet another factor you should think about. For example, dimmers serve an extremely important role in the dining area- intimate, cozy dinners, versus dinners with kids where you need all the light possible. You can also choose lighting that goes with the overall design of the space or lighting those contrasts with the architecture- such as opting for an antique reproduction lighting fixture in a modernly designed room. Play around with textures, shapes, and ideas and you will certainly find the perfect lighting for your home.

Jennie Martin, CEO

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