Lighting is essential to good design. Whether the source be natural or artificial, every room needs light. I love rooms that receive an abundance of natural light. There's just something uplifting when you walk into spaces flooded with natural sunlight. However, whether a space is "dark" or sunlight-filled, all rooms need general AND task lighting. Lighting is essential to well-designed spaces.
Most rooms usually have some type of overhead lighting - a ceiling light fixture, recessed lights, track lighting, etc. Some rooms only have task or spot lighting - sconces, pendants, floor lamps, table/desk lamps, under-cabinet lighting, etc. But all rooms need a combination of BOTH.
Here's a peek into some "budget-friendly" lighting fixtures that are inspiring me right now. Light this way...
Chandeliers & Pendants
|Meridian Pendant Chandelier|
|Harlow 8-Light Chandelier|
|Sorrell Glass Lamp|
|Spot Light Lamp|
|Distressed Glaze Lamp|
|Century Table Lamp|
|Mondovi Floor Lamp|
|Pescara 2-Light Metal Floor Lamp|
|Addison Swing Arm Wall Lamp|
|Conduit 2-Light Wall Sconce|
Tips: Put lights on dimmer switches for mood lighting. Use wall-mounted adjustable sconces for reading/task lighting on your nightstand instead of traditional table lamps. It's a space saver! Use a directional task floor lamp in lieu of a desk lamp. It'll give you more surface space to work!