Light this way...

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

Mobile Chandelier

Woven Pendant

Sawyer Pendant

Table Lamps

Sorrell Glass Lamp

Spot Light Lamp

Distressed Glaze Lamp

Century Table Lamp

Floor Lamps

Mondovi Floor Lamp

Pescara 2-Light Metal Floor Lamp

Wall Sconces

Accordion Sconce

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!

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