Luann Cash. Light Fixture. September 17th , 2018.
What makes contemporary lighting different from traditional? The most obvious difference is the clean lines and sleek shape that many of these contemporary light fixtures have. Some are simple white and chrome. Some are colorful and little bit funky. You can embrace both classical and contemporary with certain lighting designs. It is important to know what your taste is before you make any decisions however. Otherwise, you might find yourself replacing your lighting within a couple of years. Moreover, who wants to spend money twice when you shouldn't?
If your tastes run more modern, you'll be happy to know that there are many updated styles of lighting fixtures featuring the use of wrought iron to fit even the most contemporary of homes. This kind of versatility is what has kept wrought iron lighting fixtures so popular throughout the ages. The skill and craft of making these fixtures has been passed down from generation to generation, and as each generation of craftsperson learned the art, they added their own embellishments and design ideas. This is why when you walk into a typical studio that sells wrought iron fixtures; you'll be met with a vast array of lighting design options.
Pendant lights or pot lights can be used to provide lighting to specific areas in the kitchen. If you want to highlight and area such as your new refrigerator, a backsplash, or an accent wall, sconce light fixtures are ideal. You can also install dimmer switches on some of these lights so you can adjust the lighting in the kitchen based on your mood. Your kitchen remodel ideas can really come to life when the right light fixtures are placed in the right locations.
One consideration when considering contemporary lighting is what style your home is. If you live in an old Victorian, including a contemporary sleek steel fixture in foyer might not be the best idea. If your home is an old Arts and Crafts bungalow, that beautiful pendant shade with Murano glass might not be the best idea either. However, if your home is anything found from the mid-century ranch to just about any design built last decade, contemporary lighting fixtures are good ways to go in your home. You can get great style along with great lighting with these fixtures. Filling functional need with style is always a good idea.
In case of general room and patio lighting, you have a lot of options. I would recommend adding a vanity light fixture in tandem with another light at your living room and other rooms. The vanity lamps will enhance the looks of your room like no other light, and the multi-lamp vanity fixtures would also provide sufficient brightness. However, it may be good to have other lights if you want equal brightness across the room, and that is why using this kind of light with other lights at other parts of the room may be a good idea if you want this. Remember that the other light fixtures can be other vanity lights as well, and that would make your rooms even brighter and possibly better-looking.
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