Picking out lighting can be very challenging! How big should the lights be? How low should they hang? What color should they be? Should I get a two light or a three light? We get endless inquiries for help on choosing lighting so today we are sharing our go-to guide to lighting!
Whether it’s bathroom vanity lighting, kitchen pendants, or a dining room chandelier it’s important to get the sizing, height, and amount of lights right to make the space feel balanced, well lit, and functional. Today we are sharing our sizing guide as well as some tips and food for thought on choosing your lights!
Our Sizing Guide
Things to Consider When Choosing Lighting
- How much natural light does this space get? If not much, you might want to consider a light fixture with more than one light bulb and/or choose light bulbs with higher wattage. I typically choose a 60 watt light bulb for nice soft white light that’s both functional and nice to look at.
- What is the function of this space? If you are choosing lighting for a space like your kitchen or bathroom where you will want a well-lit space to chop veggies or put on makeup, you might opt for more bulbs than just one.
- How should I incorporate a light fixture that doesn’t match my cabinet hardware or plumbing? Let me start by saying I LOVE a mixed metal look! But it is tricky. I think one way to play it safe when mixing metals is to match at least two things. My favorite combo in a bathroom or kitchen is matching your lighting finish color to your cabinet hardware and then let all the plumbing, bath hardware, and mirrors match. I think that gives a space the most put together and curated look.
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