How to Choose the Right Ceiling Light For Your Home
There is much more to your ceiling lights than just the amount of light they give off because style and look is everything. Sure, you want to make sure that you have enough light but you also want ceiling lights that look the part. Whether it’s kitchen lights, bathroom lighting or lights for any other part of the home, you have to make sure you get it right, so how do you choose the right ceiling light for your home?
The Ceiling Height
If you have high ceilings of 8ft or more then you are going to be able to access a wide range of lighting and this means that you will be able to have something that hangs from the ceiling. As a result, you will be able to explore the likes of a chandelier with crystals or pendant lighting in the kitchen.
Should your ceiling be lower than 8ft then you might be better off having lighting that has a semi-flush fitting. This means that it won’t hang from a chain but will be suspended from the ceiling using a mount or using rods that are fitted to the light fitting. This allows you to have lighting that has the effect that it is hanging from the ceiling but still enables you to retain that feeling of space.
If your ceiling is lower than 7ft 6 inches, then you will more than likely need a flush-fitting. This will fit tight to the ceiling without impeding the room in any way.
The style of your ceiling light will be determined by the Art Deco of the room, the size of the room and your taste. Fortunately, there are many different styles to choose from so you might opt for modern lights for kitchen islands, or you might look at chandeliers large and small.
The main thing you should do is try to retain the style of your home. If you have a traditional-styled home, then a chandelier could fit perfectly well but if your home is modern then you might choose something minimalistic.
The main thing to consider is that trends come and go, so try to opt for a style that will become a feature in your home for many years.
What Size Light?
This is ultimately down to the size of the room and the amount of light you require. If you want lots of light then you should opt for a light fitting that has a large diameter such as a large chandelier. You could also choose a semi-flush fitting that has a number of bulbs on it that spreads light over a wide area. The key thing to remember is that you don’t want your light to be too big or too small, so it can help to understand the measurements and then compare the size of the light with your room.
The aim is to get the light right but there are other factors to consider such as what kind of lighting you want - do you want bright or soft ambient? Are there wall lights and lamps? So, you should ensure you consider everything when choosing your next ceiling light as this will ensure you choose something that will feel right in your home for many years to come.