The right ceiling light fixture for your home can really open up your living space, adding not just lighting but the perfect ambiance, too. But with so many different lighting fixtures to choose from, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed, and perhaps pick the wrong size and style for your particular home.
First, consider what you want to light: the ceiling, the floor, or do you simply want to add a subtle cast of light to the entire room? Pendant lights are great for ceiling lighting, while track lighting and traditional ceiling fans will assist with dispersing light to all areas of the room.
If you’re going to be adding lighting fixtures to work areas, such as kitchens and craft rooms, stick with down-facing lighting that will illuminate areas underneath. Track lighting is an excellent option for going above or below kitchen cabinets, since these lights can be individually adjusted in order to direct lighting to exactly where you want it to go.
Finally, consider the type of lighting you’ll use in your ceiling fixtures. Warm and cool whites create distinct looks that may or may not necessarily work with your choice of interior colors and decor. If nothing else, purchase both types of lighting and experiment with both in order to find the style you prefer.