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Light Fixtures That Brighten Up Your Décor

By on Nov 6, 2017
Light Fixtures That Brighten Up Your Décor

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Light fixtures are a standout piece in any home. They can make a statement or help to highlight the unique features of a room. From chandeliers to wall sconces, your light fixtures should work with the décor, not against it.

With so many options, it might be hard to determine what light fixture style is right for you. We’re here to help. Here are a few light fixture ideas and where they will work best in your home.

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Light Fixture Installation Costs

Before you choose the light fixture that will change the look of your space, it’s a good idea to have a budget in mind. After all, it must be installed properly! Depending on the light fixture you choose, you might be able to install yourself, while other light fixtures will require an electrical pro. The average cost to install a light fixture is $421, with most homeowners spending between $177 and $328.

1. Chandeliers

Statement lighting is a hot trend this year. So, if you’re looking for a light feature that really pops, chandeliers will certainly do that for you. While most people think of traditional chandeliers that sparkle, there are now plenty of other styles on the market. Modern chandelier styles come in various shapes and are usually more industrial looking.

2. Wall Sconce

Part light source and part wall décor, a sconce can be a unique feature to have in any room. Wall sconces come in many shapes and sizes, from modern wall sconces that include sleek lines and neutral colors, to mid-century wall sconces with metal and starburst features. You truly can find a wall sconce to fit your style.

Wall sconces work best in areas where overhead lighting is non-essential. Many homeowners include them in hallways, entryways or bedrooms. The cost of the wall sconce will likely depend on the quality and style you choose. If you have to add any additional wiring, it’s likely to cost more than a replacement light fixture.

3. Track Lighting

Have you ever wondered, what is track lighting? You maybe have seen it before but didn’t realize what type of fixture it was. Track lighting is a series of lights where the fixtures are attached to a track or rail, where the wiring runs through. Track lighting is best used in rooms where you want the light to shine on specific features, such as in a kitchen or bathroom. What homeowners love about track lighting is a great project you can DIY. However, depending on where you plan on installing your track lighting and how comfortable you are with DIY projects, you may want to call on a pro who can help. The average cost of a professional track lighting installation is between $480 and $675.

Part of the cost depends on the style you choose. While there are simple track lights that cost less, decorative track lighting can end up costing a little more but truly adds a unique element to the style of your room.

4. Recessed Lighting

A great fit for any room, recessed ceiling lights are a perfect choice. Typically, these lights are spheres, or cans, and can help highlight your favorite features in a room or disperse the light evenly. While the light fixture itself won’t make a statement, it will help provide suitable lighting to the places you need it most, such as in the kitchen or bathroom. For a long-lasting and environmentally-friendly choice, look for LED recessed lighting.

Generally, you’ll need a pro to help install recessed lighting though some homeowners choose to DIY. The average cost to install recessed lighting is $20 and $150 per light.

5. Flush & Semi-Flush Lighting

Your light fixtures can truly be works of art. Flush and semi-flush lighting sit close to the ceiling and come in many styles. From a flush mount crystal light in a hallway or entryway that gives a classy look to your space to a copper semi-flush mount light that gives that trendy, both give an industrial feel to any room in the home. Most are easy to install yourself if you’re just replacing the fixture.

6. Indirect Lighting

If you’re looking to create an atmosphere where you, your family and guests can relax, indirect lighting will be the feature you need. Home theaters, family rooms and bedrooms are the best places for this type of decorative lighting. A great way to incorporate indirect lighting is with molding. Indirect lighting for crown molding can be a beautiful touch. You may also want to consider a dimmer switch with your indirect lighting installation, as it can help you get just the right setting you want for your room to look and feel great.

Conclusion

Light fixtures are an essential part of your room décor that must be considered. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your look without a complete redesign, picking out a new light fixture can help. Consider the purpose of your room first and what light fixture might work best.

Looking for more ways to brighten up your home décor? Read How To Choose Lighting Fixtures For Your Dining Room And Foyer.

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