Have you ever wondered what makes your home so different from the ones used in magazines? Chances are it is the lighting and not just staged lighting, but the decorative ceiling lights that your home is missing. Contemporary foyer lighting can turn an entryway into a runway, track lighting can turn a kitchen into a gourmet chef’s station, and modern mini pendant lighting can turn a living room into a home theater. Not sure which lighting will be best for each room in your house? Find popular contemporary lighting options by room:
Foyer or Entryway Lighting
Finding contemporary foyer lighting is important for setting the mood for entering the home. Should it be bright and airy? Should it be shadowy and mysterious? The options are endless with contemporary entryway lighting. Lighting styles will depend on the height of the foyer ceiling. If your home has a grand foyer with high ceilings a modern chandelier would be the best lighting option. For lower ceilings side wall lighting or recessed lighting may be the best options for creating the ambiance you are looking for when entering your home.
Living Room Lighting
Living room lighting is fun, because it can be mixed and matched to create depth, shadows and highlights in all of the right areas of the room. It is easy to show off artwork or accent paint colors by using recessed lighting. Creating warmth is simple to do with wall mount fixtures or contemporary ceiling fans. Don’t forget the decorative lighting on end tables. Most living rooms are used for entertaining or watching television which means you won’t need much in the way of bright lights. However, the softer lighting can be well utilized here. Consider having a light dimmer to make the most of the space without always having to have dim lights or bright lights, create a happy medium.
Track lighting and under-cabinet lighting is extremely popular in kitchens. Both lighting options are easy to install and offer essential bright lighting for food prepping and cooking areas. Modern mini pendant lights or track lighting does a wonderful job of illuminating central kitchen areas such as the prepping station, center island or the sink. Always avoid using only one center ceiling mounted lighting fixture as this can cause glare and leave your kitchen feeling gloomy.
Home Office Lighting
Proper workspace lighting is crucial for increasing productivity and also avoiding light related headaches. Lighting can be the difference between getting excited for work and dreading it. While most people will focus on the big ticket item purchases such as a desk and chair, it is important not to forget about proper lighting. The best way to light a home office is by layering light. Using recessed lighting on a dimmer switch can help create the perfect amount of light throughout the day. A task lamp or desk lamp is also necessary. They can narrow in your focus on what is directly in front of you and help put everything else in the background. Consider an adjustable desk lamp so you can move it to the best position or completing your work.
Lighting the common spaces in your home should be fun. It is just one more way you can show off your modern and contemporary style. Find all of your contemporary lighting needs with AllModern.