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?
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?