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Top Tips for Lighting Your Spaces


Top Tips for Lighting Your Spaces

Good lighting is essential for any room in your home. It sets the mood, creates a certain ambiance, and can even make a space appear larger or smaller. But with so many different types of lamps and fixtures on the market, how do you know which one is right for each room in your home? Here is a quick guide to help you choose the best lamps and fixtures for every room in your house with a little help from the mid-century modern furniture selections at Industry West.

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In the Living Room, Choose a Statement Piece

The living room is typically one of the largest rooms in the house, so it's important to choose a statement piece that will make a bold impact. A great way to do this is to go for a floor lamp with an interesting base or shade, like the stylish, texture-rich birch floor lamp. You can also go for a chic chandelier or pendant light if your living room has high ceilings. Just be sure to avoid buying anything too bulky or over-the-top, as this can make the space feel cluttered and small.

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Stick to Soft Lighting in the Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a haven of relaxation, so it's important to stick to soft lighting that won't be harsh on the eyes. A good rule of thumb is to use two table lamps on either side of the bed—one for reading and one for general illumination. You can also opt for a dimmer switch so you can control the amount of light in the room depending on what you're doing. And when it comes time to wind down for the night, be sure to turn off any bright overhead lights so you can enjoy some peace and quiet before bed.

Lighting Your Kitchen

Kitchens are another room where good lighting is essential. After all, you need to be able to see what you’re cooking! If your kitchen doesn’t have much natural light, consider installing some under-cabinet lighting. This will help illuminate countertops so you can chop vegetables or mix ingredients without having to strain your eyes. You can also place a lamp or two on top of cabinets to help brighten up the space even further.

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Try a Chandelier or Pendant in the Dining Room

The dining room is a place where you typically entertain guests, so it’s important to choose a chandelier or pendant lamp that will make a statement. The mid-century modern selections, like the Verdo Chandelier or a Harpo Pendant from Industry West are perfect pieces to create an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. Just be sure to avoid anything too fussy or busy, as this can be overwhelming and distracting.

The Bathroom:

Use Task Lighting

A bathroom is a place where you need good task lighting. This is because you usually have to do things like shave or put on makeup in front of the mirror. So, it's a good idea to install some track or recessed lighting in the bathroom. You can also use a vanity light to brighten up the space around the mirror. 

mid-century modern bathroom lighting

The Nursery:

Use Bright Lighting

A nursery or kids’ room is where you’ll want to use bright lighting. Place a few lamps safely around the crib or changing table with enough room you can easily maneuver without tripping. The La Voliare Suspension Lamp, with its whimsical design and ample light, is a perfect choice.

When it comes to choosing lamps and fixtures for different rooms in your home, it’s important to consider both function and style. With this quick guide, you'll be able to pick out the perfect pieces for every room in your house—so you can enjoy both good lighting and good design!

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Capital Pendant
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