If you’re shopping for track lighting, it’s easy to find yourself confused or even a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. But a properly designed track system has function and versatility that serves many parts of the home very well, like kitchen islands, art lighting, hallway lighting and others. We’ll break down the process to help you get your system installed in three simple steps.
Lighting has a clear use: to help you see when it’s dark. But once you move beyond utilitarian needs, the key question is: what role do you want that lighting to play in the design of your space? The answer will determine if you need a more subtle piece or statement lighting.
The dining room is one of the most important rooms in the home. While retaining its primary function for entertaining guests, it has developed into a space intended for daily chores as well. Because of this, getting the lighting design right is key to maintaining a balance between the room’s traditional hosting function and its modern-day use as a frequently used common area.
When it comes to the daily grind, there are certain necessities to keep you on task and productive. A computer, distraction-free space, desk and sufficient lighting are just some of the basics to a productive workday. But just because these pieces are practical and functional doesn’t mean they have to be dull and boring. Even the humble desk lamp can add a pop of color and personality to your workspace.
Multi-functional lighting designs are pretty great. They help conserve space while conveniently killing two functional birds with one stone. Lighting that multitasks makes for an easy win, as it’ll serve its primary illuminating purpose while also offering adjustability, storage and so forth. What’s even better is that, these days, multi-functional lighting isn’t confined to traditional task lights.
One of the most defining accents of a dining room is the chandelier. It’s all that glitters, the mood setter of the room, and sometimes a conversation piece among your guests. You need one, but there are so many to choose from. So, how do you start on this enlightening journey?
LED lighting used to be considered for commercial use primarily. But, as the technology has advanced, it has quickly become more popular in residential homes as well. As LEDs continue to gain share of the lighting marketplace over incandescent and fluorescent options, it’s important to know what LED terms mean so you can understand the advantages and select the best LED options for your home.
The living room is one of the most dynamic spaces in a home. As its name suggests, it is where most of the “living” happens. The room is used for a variety of things, including lounging and hanging out, entertaining family and friends, and relaxing by watching TV or reading a book. However, to keep up with how functional the space is, the living room lighting needs to match.
When one thinks of mid-century modern design, names like Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson are probably among the first to come to mind. But there is at least one MCM designer who, all but forgotten for many years, has rightfully reclaimed her place among those greats: Greta Grossman.