Lighting is more than a way to brighten a room: it’s an essential design statement. But there’s more to it than simply selecting a style; it’s also about where lighting placed in the room. We have some unique ideas to elevate your home’s style, just by changing up where you place lights in a room. Unconventional? Maybe. Conversation starters? Definitely!
Ways to Light Walls
Already one of the most versatile lighting sources in a room, wall sconces are finding themselves at home in some unusual places.
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Stylish home bar setups are nothing new. But installing the Hinton wall light elevated this one’s style with functionality enhanced by movement, for true form + function performance. Hinton is designed with an arm bisected and hinged into two pieces, allowing for an infinite number of arrangements: high, low or somewhere in between.
Used in multiples, wall sconces add visual interest—and lots of light—to an empty wall. The Jeffrey Alan Marks Point Dume™ Lookout sconce add a sleek & stylish look that pops against the dark accent wall.
Make room bedside when you ditch the table lamps and hang a pair of pendants instead. Terrazzo embraces its global roots with style inspired by mosaic artwork. A polished, concrete composite shade is flecked with warm earthy hues offering a sophisticated contrast to the eclectic style of the bedroom.
Balance and symmetry abound in this bedroom. Hedgerow pendants do double duty to light either side of the dresser. The softly textured, artistic faux wood frame showcasing a classic windowpane design has an aged oak finish trimmed with beautiful, distressed brass accents that elevates the aesthetic.
Playful color is the backdrop for twin Mauldin pendants. The simply charming Mauldin pendant at either end of an emerald couch adds symmetry and balances the bright color. Mauldin’s geometric frames and clear seeded glass panes play off the diamond-patterned rug and showcase a modern twist on age-old classics.
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Instead of the same old recessed ceiling lights, why not go for two pendants to shine shadow-free light on the bathroom counter? The distinctive Globe pendants are accented by striking metal caps over an opal glass shade. Display these versatile pendants singularly or in groupings of two or more by mixing and matching finish options and lengths to create custom lighting designs for the home.
From the Outside In
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Exterior fixtures have so much style nowadays, even we almost can’t believe it! A trio of versatile Cedar Springs lantern is right at home inside a bedroom as they cast the perfect amount of light on the bed below. Offered in a generous size and featuring a black gooseneck arm style with a metallic gray shade, the classic Cedar Springs Farmhouse fixture is an eye-catching addition, whether inside or out.
A pair of classic Union Square lanterns feature a stainless-steel finish, complementing the natural polished material and clear flat glass panels. Mechanical details, like exaggerated knobs provide character to the form, adding a splash of industrial character to the neutral room.
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Typically used as an outdoor floodlight, the modern-lined Par fixture adds a contemporary touch to this library nook. Its adjustable swivel neck is perfect for finding just the right book to read.
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