How to Choose the Right Light Fixture

Posted by on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 4:26pm

There are many ways that you can spruce up and enhance a room. You can add new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, new appliances, and more. But, you should never underestimate the power of the right light fixture. This one item can set the mood of the room. It can make a room look very modern and trendy or old and outdated. Rather than just choose the first light you see or the one that is the most budget-friendly, here are a few things you should keep in mind as you choose the right light fixture for your home. 

1. Take the Room Itself into Consideration

As you choose the right light fixture, ask yourself the following questions: 

  •  What type of tasks will you complete in the room? 
  • Do you need bright lights all the time or will you occasionally need a more soft light (such as when watching movies)
  • Do you want a statement piece or just an accent light? 

As you think about the type of tasks you will complete in the room, it can help you narrow down your choices. For example, you will want something more simple and small for your bathroom and a large statement piece like a beautiful chandelier in your dining room. 

2. Think About Your Home Design

What is the overall look in your home? If you have a very simple design throughout your main living rooms, an extravagant hanging fixture may seem very out of place. You want to consider the design of your home and ensure the light fixture works well with it. 

However, as you consider the right product, you also want to consider the future of the house as well. If you plan to sell your home, you will want to ensure the product you choose matches well with many styles and designs and won’t deter potential buyers. 

3. Determine the Right Size of Light Fixture that You Need

The size of the light fixture is extremely important. You want a fixture that is in proportion with the height of the ceiling as well as the dimensions of the room. You can easily determine the right size of light fixture that you need by completing a few simple math equations. Here is a great guide to help you determine the right size of ceiling light that you need for your home. 

Choosing the right light in a space can set the mood, add energy, and instantly impress. Use the above tips to help you choose the perfect light fixture for your Jacksonville home. And for more home design and staging advice, visit Jacksonville real estate agent Krista Fracke’s blog and her Facebook and Twitter channels. 

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