Electrican,J.M.Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Choosing the Right Light Fixture

Are you in the process of a home renovation? If so, there are a lot of aspects that go into giving your space a makeover, whether it’s only one room or the entire house. One thing you might be thinking about is updating your current light fixtures. How can you choose the lighting that will be best both aesthetically and in functionality? Here are a few types to consider.

If you’re updating a dining area, chandeliers make a great focal point. Not only are they a sophisticated addition to any home, but they also come in a variety of vintage and contemporary designs. Crystal chandeliers provide soft lighting to compliment traditional furnishings, while minimalistic wrought-iron designs add sleek, modern elegance.

For accent lighting, try adding wall sconces. They create warmth and intimacy in a space, especially when paired with candles. If the room is large, you might place a wall sconce in each corner. When used in conjunction with ceiling fixtures, they can offer general lighting coverage as well.

Another type of lighting to consider is a pendant light. With their versatility and easy installation, these lighting fixtures are ideal for practically any room. They emit light from a single chain, and come in a variety of styles. Chandelier pendants add antique flair, while contemporary styles accent a modern design theme. Industrial designs can be great for complementing steampunk décor, or creating a retro vibe. You can even try experimenting with color. Installing a pendant light in a dark or light shade might add some contrast to your color scheme.

Trying to decorate a small space? Flush mount lighting might be right for you. These fixtures touch the ceiling, which makes them less obtrusive than the larger, more elaborate choices. You can even incorporate the classic, polished look of chandeliers in a more compact design.

Most importantly, ensure that all of your home’s electrical needs are in good hands. To make sure new lighting fixtures are wired and installed correctly, trust the experts at J.M. Mullen Electrical Services. You can contact us at 410-266-6316, or at www.jmmullenelectric.com.