Chandelier Styles and Shapes for Your Home. Chandeliers can make the space in 2 ways. First, they can look amazing in their own right. A real showpiece for a room. Second, they illuminate a space and as we know, the light in any room can have a huge impact on the interior design. Light impacts your mood. In fact, while it's well know lack of natural light can negatively impact your emotional wellbeing, the intensity of interior light can also have an impact on your emotions. One example is that people in brighter light have more intense emotions, both good and bad. Examples of more intense emotions include wanting spicier sauce, perceiving someone more attractive and even reporting the temperature being warmer (source: Huffington Post). Interestingly, light can also affect what we eat, how much we eat and how fast we eat (source: Mentalfloss.com). Accordingly, the light in your home is a very important decision, both for aesthetic purposes and functional purposes (i.e. your enjoyment and wellbeing within your home). What is a chandelier? A chandelier is a type of ceiling light. Merriam Webster defines a chandelier as “a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling.” The immediate question that arises is, how is a chandelier technically different from some pendant lights? After all, pendant lights such as the island/antler variety are branched lighting fixtures too? It boils down to the amount of branches. 2, 3 or even 4 branches are still pendant. Moreover, the pendant light is larger as well. But, once there are more than 4 branches with smaller lights, it's a chandelier.
Living Rooms with Pendant Lights (Photo Gallery). Pendant lights aren't a super popular living room ceiling lighting option; chandeliers and flush-mount ceiling lights are a bit more common. Lamps (table and floor) are also popular for living rooms. When living rooms have pendant lighting, it's often complemented with recessed lighting (track lighting in older homes). Nevertheless, as you will see in our gallery below, some living rooms do have pendant lights. FYI, in some cases there's debate whether a particular light is a pendant light or a chandelier. Chandelier designs have moved into pendant light design territory while island and sputnik style pendants can appear as chandelier. Accordingly, we understand if you disagree with any particular categorization… sometimes it's a judgement call.
Industrial Lighting Ideas For Your Home. Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide array of incredible industrial lighting ideas for your home! The basis of industrial design involves utilitarian surfaces, stripped back architecture, and salvaged objects. Industrial style has exploded in popularity over the past decade, mostly due to its affordability. Industrial style can be based in DIY projects that take salvaged objects like wood, mason jars, and combine them with newer elements to create utilitarian objects that combine form with function. An industrial style home is modest, honest, and inviting, and it reminds visitors of days long gone. Industrial design shares some elements with modern design; namely solid lines and the absence of access. Flea market finds are important to industrial style rooms; don't be afraid to repurpose items that others might see as junk. Wooden crates can be reinforced and become coffee tables, old lockers into storage, and old ladders into unique shelving. Lighting is one of the most recognizable elements in any industrial style home. You may see individual pendant lights with enameled shades, or more commonly, aluminum bulb cages. You may also see steel or ribbed glass shades. The above light fixture is decidedly industrial, and embodies the form and function element of industrial design, as it doubles as a bookend. You can learn more here. While you can purchase these types of light fixtures at major retailers, it can be worth it to visit small retailers who can custom-make a light fixture exactly to your specifications. We've assembled a gallery of fantastic industrial light fixtures from both large retailers and small retailers that we hope you'll love.
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