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Choosing the proper lighting solutions is an important part of creating a beautiful and well-lit home. Lights are important not only for the functionality and comfortability of your space, but proper lighting can even have a positive effect on your well-being! With so many options available on the market from small, contemporary fixtures to beautiful and elaborate chandeliers, it can be overwhelming trying to choose the best lighting. Today with the help of the modern and contemporary lighting experts at Lumens, we're going to discuss how to choose the best lighting for your home!

No matter the size or style of your room, you can find a complimentary light source that is not only functional but stylish as well. When you're choosing a new lighting solution be sure to consider these three things: 

  • The type of room
  • The size of the room 
  • The different types of lighting available

Once you've determined what the best lighting solution for your space is, the exact light fixture you choose is always going to come down to personal tastes. Thankfully, Lumens offers over 30,000 designs from over 350+ global brands, so no matter what your personal style is, Lumens can provide it! 

The first thing to consider when purchasing a new light fixture is the type of room you're shopping for. Kitchens require lights with a bright intensity while a bedroom should have a more calm and relaxing lighting scheme. The living room is often the most trafficked area of your home and you want to choose lights that create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. To create the right mood, choose a mix of ambient and accent lights. If you need to light hard-to-reach areas, Lumens offers a great selection of modern, flexible track lighting that can easily be customized to fit your space.

When choosing a new lighting fixture, always consider the size of your space. You want a fixture that is the appropriate size for your room - neither too big nor too small. A fixture that is too small will look underwhelming in the room while a fixture that is too big will draw too much attention. The design experts at Lumens suggest creating a mock-up of your favorite light fixtures to get an idea of how that particular size will look in your room. Your mockup doesn't have to be overly complicated, use cardboard or other materials you have lying around to create a quick model that's roughly the same size as the fixture you're considering buying. 

Lastly, when choosing the right lighting solution it's important to understand the three basic types of lighting available:

  1. Ambient Lighting: Ambient lighting is generally considered to be the main source of light in a room and it is typically overhead lighting. 
  2. Task Lighting: Task lighting lives up to its name - it's bright, intense light used to perform a task such as reading or working at a desk. 
  3. Accent Lighting: Accent lighting is more decorative and is used to highlight or bring attention to something in the room like a mantle or painting. 

We could write an entire article just about the different types of lighting available, but as a general rule of thumb, you want to add different "layers" of light to each room. Mix and match between the different sources of light to not only increase the lighting available but to add depth and warmth to a room. 

If you live in a hot climate, consider a ceiling fan solution! Not only will you save on air conditioning costs, but Lumens offers a wide selection of ceiling and specialty fans that don't sacrifice style for function. From classic ceiling fans to more contemporary eco-friendly designs, you'll find a fan solution to keep you cool all summer long! 

Don't forget, if you ever need more design advice be sure to check out all the amazing how-to guides and advice articles available at the Lumens' website. Lumens offers more than just modern and contemporary lighting solutions, you can find an amazing selection of ceiling, outdoor & specialty fans, furniture, and modern home decor. 

Lighting is about so much more than just illuminating a room, it's a chance for you to express your own unique style and personality. Do you love clean lines and minimalist pieces or are you more partial to elaborate and luxurious statement-making designs? Discover your own style with the help of Lumens and let your light shine bright! 


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