Tips for Layering Lighting Like a Designer

I had no idea so many of you were interested in lighting roundups, wanted to learn more about lighting design, or needed guidance on expertly selecting different fixtures for your home.

Choose the Right Bulb

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A beautiful light fixture is only as good as the bulb it contains. It’s important to buy the right bulb for brightness and temperature.


Select a Variety of Fixtures

It’s important to use a variety of fixtures for a layered designer look: chandeliers, pendants, sconces, floor lamps, table lamps, gallery lights, flush mounts, semi flush mounts, etc.

Keep it Cohesive

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While I do love mixing metals, I usually stick to the same brand in a space so that the finishes will be consistent.

Disguise the Cords

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Unless they’re hardwired or on a battery remote, light fixtures plug into an outlet and have a cord.

Don’t Forget Exterior Lighting

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It makes a big difference outdoors having a thoughtfully lit space, which makes for a charming exterior.

I hope this post was helpful and informative. I’m going to work on some lighting roundups, pairings, and even entire room collages for you.