Lighting can either make or break a room design…seriously! There’s nothing worse than designing a stunning space and then flipping on the switch for the awful florescent lights! Or walking into a room and realizing that the only light source is a lamp in the corner.
The general rule is that you should always, always, always have multiple lighting sources in each room. From your main lights to ambient and task lights….but I’ll talk more in depth about that in the future. For now, let’s take a look at some stunning high end light fixtures and their less expensive twins –
(Keep track of your favorites so you can tally up your high/low score at the end!)
From One Kings Lane
From Charlton Home
The most common and budget-friendly flush mount light we see today is the “boob light.” Yes, you read that right! However, it’s the least desirable of all the flush mount lights if you ask me (or any other designer). These simpler, brass flush mounts pictured above are a better, more current alternative!
From Serena & Lily
Traditional interiors are making a major comeback and these two-arm wall sconces with empire shades are the exact style that’s gracing more and more homes these days. Which one is your favorite, left or right?
From Rouse Home
From Restoration Hardware
The coolie shade…my goodness you’ve made a comeback! The drum had a good run, but the empire and coolie shades are swiftly taking over! And don’t be shocked when you start to see pleated shades everywhere too!
From Olde Brick Lighting
Every time I see milk glass, I think of my grandma’s house (but in a good way)! It’s a steadily used vintage look that blends with so many styles!
From Shoppe Amber Interiors
From Opalhouse at Target
I’m a sucker for a good speckle and I’m all for a textured lamp base. I love every thing that Amber Interiors sells but this Opalhouse lookalike is holding its own!
By Carbon Loft
By Oak Leaf
Both options are actually super inexpensive wall sconces, but I have the second sconce by Oak Leaf in our Kitchen and I couldn’t be more impressed with it! Plus the arm is adjustable (meaning it can hang from the ceiling too) so I have nothing but positive things to say about it!
Now let’s tally up our high/low scores…I’m split down the middle with 3 high preferences and 3 low. What’s yours?
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