Let the room dictate the layout
We believe Your home's interior lights want to help you have fun, feel better, and save energy. While this is ultimately a matter of personal preference, there are some standard layouts that work well.If you’re unsure where to start, use these room-by-room guides as a source of inspiration:
- Entryway: Start with a dramatic pendant light or chandelier overhead. Then, supplement with either a table or floor lamp.
- Living room: This is a good place to use track or recessed lighting throughout. If your room has a main seating area, use a larger, overhead fixture to center it. Place floor lamps where needed to light shadowy corners. Finally, if you have a buffet or other large furniture piece, you may want to consider adding a table lamp.
- Dining room: The dining room is the easiest room to light. Your main source should come from a large, pendant light or chandelier that’s centered over the dining table. If there are additional dark corners, you can use a floor or table lamp to supplement.
- Kitchen: Kitchen lighting is complex. You may want to start with some recessed lighting. Focal areas like the kitchen island and dining table should have overhead pendants or chandeliers. Work areas benefit from the addition of under-cabinet lighting. Plus, you could add specific task sources at the sink and stove.
- Bedroom: Ideally, bedrooms have a main, overhead light source and table lamps on nightstands or dressers.
- Bathroom: Recessed lighting is common. You could also add task lights around a mirror or, for a dramatic touch, an overhead source above the tub.
- Office: Start with recessed lighting or a main, overhead source. Be sure to add table or floor lamps in dark corners or by seating areas. Finally, be sure to use a desk lamp in your main work area.