Light Up a Room


One of the most important elements to any room is lighting. We all know lighting sets the mood for your space, but I’m talking about more than just installing a dimmer or choosing the right wattage. I’m talking about your lighting fixtures.

Choosing the right lighting fixtures for your home is one of the best ways to get the farmhouse feel you’re going for in your home. Your fixtures can be more than just accents to your space; they can actually be statement pieces that contribute to the overall look of your room. Keeping function in mind, you can choose some really unique and beautiful lighting fixtures to finish off the farmhouse look of your space.  

Here are just a few ideas to help you light up your space.

Pendant Lights. Pendant lights are a simple yet interesting way to finish off a room. They can be used in tandem or on their own to add a little something extra to your space. Hang a few more simplistic ones in a row in your kitchen over an island or bar. Or pick up one that’s a little more intricate and use it to make a statement over your table or in your bathroom. Just be sure to consider height when you hang them to make sure they don’t get in the way of your family or guests.

Chandeliers. Who doesn’t love an elegant chandelier? It’s a beautiful edition to almost any room in your home. You can use either a traditional or contemporary take on the well-known fixture. For a more rustic look, consider wooden or dome chandeliers over your dining room table or in your home’s entryway. Or you can always go for the timeless look of a classic chandelier to soften your space.

Lantern Lights. There’s something simple and nostalgic about a lantern light. It’s a great way to add something extra to your space without making it the focal point of your room. And you can utilize lantern lights both inside and outside your space! Try adding them to a bathroom or hallway inside your home. Or mount them on either side of your front door or along your porch to garnish the outside of your home.

Repurposed Items. There’s nothing more rustic than incorporating some repurposed items into your lighting. Buckets, baskets, chicken wire, and mason jars are commonly used items in farmhouse fixtures. There are tons of the top name brands selling fixtures like these, but if you’re a DIY expert you can always try creating them yourself. Just remember to keep both design and function in mind when lighting up your space with any fixture!

 

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