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Home Office Ceiling Lighting Ideas

Having the right home office lighting is the first step to carving out a productive work space at home. You’ll want to account for ample overhead ceiling lighting as well as task lighting and an array of other lighting options depending on the sort of task you’re taking on. But first we’re starting up top with office ceiling lighting ideas and inspiration.

The Modern Shop Light

One of the first forms of a utilitarian work lamp was the shop light--basically a bulb strung up on its cord over a workbench or saw table. So it makes sense that today, using a pendant--or five--over your desk is a good way to light your work space. Even If your line of work doesn't involve carpentry.

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The Office-Library-Dining Room

This book lined office is somwhere between home office, home library and dining room (it's original incarnation). Adding the track lighting down the middle gives it a more utilitarian feel that the stuffy formal dining room it once was.

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Run It By the Brass

A unified theme, whether it's all brass, all chrome, all one color or what, can give your work space a sense of continuity. And it can as simple as just the hardware (as shown here), or just the walls (also shown here), or just the furniture (yep, they nailed the trifecta here).

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The Linear Office Lighting Equation

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The shortest time between a dark and illuminated desk is flipping the switch on a linear light. (We never said we were good at math.)

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Stick It Out

The Sky Bang from Stickbulb is basically 50% chandelier and 50% shop light. Which equals: 100% the sort of light that would take your home office lighting design to the next level.

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A Natural Fit

You've got the desk perfectly positioned below a picturesque window. The storage designed to perfection. And now all you need is the right light: something with natural shapes and made from a natural material like wood, perhaps?

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Mount Flushmore

A flush mount light is always a great fix for lower ceilings, but also a simple way to add ambient ceiling light to any room. Including your office.

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Taking Care of Boho Business

For a more laid-back work space, consider a few pendants finished with a smokey glass shade hung casually above your desk. Add knitwear and mug of tea to taste.

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Round and Around We Go

A stately desk that sometimes acts as a negotiation table needs to be impressive. Have your adversaries join you in the round, under this large imposing light.

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No matter what kind of work you’re doing, you want your office lighting scheme to work for you. Office ceiling lighting is where most of your ambient light will come from. And it doesn’t just have to be those florescent tubes slotted between ceiling tiles. Modern lighting design affords an elegant solution for your work-oriented lighting.

 

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