If I had to choose my biggest decorating weakness, I would have to say it’s something to do with lighting. I don’t pay attention to overhead lighting. When choosing table lamps I always err on the side of picking lamps that are too small. Right now I’m in the market for pendant lighting for my new sitting room. As usual, I found plenty of inspiration from fellow bloggers and interior designers on Houzz. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Check out these gorgeous, rustic farmhouse pendant lights. I think these would look great in my kitchen.
One thing I’ve found out – pendant lighting can be expensive. Cami at Tidbits shares how she made her adorable kitchen pendant lights. Thank you Cami, for your easy tutorial!
You know, I had a friend who was studying to be an interior designer and I remember when she told me about her lighting class. At the time I thought it odd that an entire class would be devoted to lighting. But now, after checking out lighting options, I totally get it! Three lights or five? Cool bulbs or warm? Overhead lighting or table lighting or both?
Erika at Designing Vibes shares how she made her pendant lighting in her gorgeous kitchen. These ladies really make it look so easy!
As I searched for an overhead light for my sitting room, I knew I wanted a pendant light for the space.
I like what Sarah at Life on Virginia Street had to say about her beautiful pendant light in her dining room. She calls it a statement piece. That really resonates with me because I haven’t chosen lights to be “statement pieces.” They’re more of an after thought for me. But that’s about to change! I’m making a vow to give careful consideration when choosing lights.
I love this living room and I love the pendant lighting.
Normally you’ll find pendant lighting in the middle of the room, but Brooke at Nesting with Grace shares her pretty plug-in pendant light and how she converted it from a hardwired light to a plug-in. Brooke can move the light around the room, or from room to room. This is a great lighting option for reading a book at night.
If you enjoy DIY projects, you’ll enjoy creating a wooden beaded light like this one made by Jennifer at The Chronicles of Home. I’m completely amazed that she made this beauty – and she shares the tutorial, too!
The more I searched for a new light for the sitting room, the more I was able to narrow down what I wanted. A drum light that’s both metal and fabric – not too rustic, with a little bit of femininity thrown in. I felt it should be softer than what you’d find in a kitchen.
And so … this is the light I chose. It’s by Quorum Salento and I hope it looks good once hubby hangs it.
What are some of your favorite lighting tips you consider when purchasing lamps or lights for your home?