How to buy the perfect light fixture for any room
Thursday May 16th, 2019
Choosing the right lighting can not only make your space more inviting but also enhance the style of your home. Here are some tips from Cameron Skilling, senior merchant of lighting at The Home Depot Canada, to find an on-trend solution for any space.
Chandeliers. Once considered a high-end fixture, today’s chandeliers are found in all rooms of the house, including bathrooms and kitchens. When shopping for a chandelier, it’s important to take the dimensions of your room and furniture into consideration. For example, the recommended height for hanging a chandelier above a dining room table is 30 inches from the lowest part of the fixture.
Flush-mount fixtures. Perfect for low ceilings, flush-mount fixtures are available in a variety of styles, from simple to ornate designs. This fixture hangs flat against the ceiling and provides ambient light that’s perfect for bedrooms, dining rooms and more. Consider a flush-mount fixture with a built-in LED light source to ensure you’ll never have to change another bulb again.
Pendant lights. Pendant lights hang from the ceiling and provide a single light source, which may have one or more bulbs. There are two common types of pendant lights: inverted pendants, which have shades that direct the light upward, and downlight pendants, which shine a pool of light downward. Downlight pendants are typically used to illuminate a workspace such as a kitchen island. Since pendant lights and chandeliers have similar qualities, you can coordinate these fixtures to create a cohesive design in open-concept spaces.
Wall sconces. One of the most versatile fixtures, wall sconces provide supplementary light and are commonly used in hallways, stairwells, entryways, and bathrooms. As a general rule, these fixtures should be hung 60 inches from the floor and approximately six feet apart from each other.
Find more information at your local store or homedepot.ca/lighting
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