Catalina Booth. Home Lighting. December 19th , 2017.
One of the mistakes some homeowners make is to try and use a Tiffany style lampshade on a pendant fixture. Don’t get me wrong; Tiffany definitely has its place. Floor lamps and table lamps often add a dramatic flair when used with a Tiffany lampshade. The pendant, on the other hand, is designed to be slim and sleek and putting a Tiffany fixture on the end of one defeats the purpose, in my opinion, because you are really mismatching functional styles. I suggest that you stay with the more traditional style of pendant lighting such as something called the Colonial. This impressive fixture features a shade that gives one the appearance of a lantern with a candle inside.
Pendant kitchen lighting fixtures are decorative fixtures. They typically suspend from the ceiling and offer general as well as task lighting. Most kitchen designers prefer placing them over counter areas or over islands where dining, conversation, baking as well as food preparation occurs. A good example of pendant lighting fixtures is the mini-pendant, which is usually used for small kitchen spaces and is approximately 12 inches or less. Another example is the island light or multi-light pendant, which works well bigger spaces that require more lighting.
Kitchen pendant lighting is becoming an increasingly popular kitchen lighting fixture choice for lighting up kitchens. While traditionally kitchen lighting has been bland and uninteresting, often in the form of boring neon lights, pendant lighting can really spice up the appearance of your kitchen. You can get the lights as part of a theme that goes with the rest of your kitchen, by picking similar colors to your kitchen furniture or upholstery. Additionally, there are different types of kitchen pendant lighting based on styles of furniture - for instance, you might have elegant classical looking light fixtures if you have completely rustic or antique furniture in the kitchen, or you could have a more modern high tech look if your kitchen is of the newer ultramodern look.
With pendant light fixtures, achieving all of this is easy. You would have to determine the right height of the bottom of the fixture at every location that you would install the lights. And once you figure that out, you shall have to fit your pendant at the corresponding heights. In this context, it helps to note that if you want the light to spread around, then fixing the light high-up helps. On the other hand, if you want better focus on particular locations such as in the study table example, fit the bottom of the fixture at relatively lesser heights.
Once you’ve made your decision on the appropriate lighting is advised to consult your manufacturer to ensure there are no restrictions, such as insulation, high ceilings or conduits in the type material chosen for the specific room. After fixing the lights in the next step is to choose bulbs. Fluorescent tubes are the best choice because they are relatively less expensive than incandescent bulbs and last longer. Home interior lighting is an interesting part of your house from the best and most visible of any home and if adequate care and appropriate lamps, the effect will be excellent.
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