A few weeks back we went and finalized all of the lighting fixtures that we are going to have in the house. On the days leading up to the actual meeting, I’m not going to lie, I lost some sleep! Even though the gallery we got our light from is known for never leading you astray, I was still nervous! Here are my five tips on what you need to know before you pick out lighting fixtures!
Lighting fixtures are not permanent!
This is 100% my number one tip! Although you never want to go into something knowing that you are likely going to replace it, it may ease the stress of picking out lighting fixtures. We are quite a ways away from having our fixtures hung up, and I’m still slightly nervous about how they will all look together! Even if some of the looks look terrible, you can always get new ones!
Go in with some inspiration
If you are worried about all of your lighting fixtures going together, then take the time to look up some inspo! I spent hours on Pinterest finding fixtures that not only fit into my style but also fit the room size. You can also take pictures with you to your appointment and your advisor should let you know if the light you chose will work or not!
Try to stick to one theme
The majority of our lighting fixtures kind of follow the same theme. With the exception of my office/studio, they are pretty neutral. Even if you are sticking to one theme, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with your lights. Sticking to one color or one shape is an easy way to stay on theme and keep your fixtures looking amazing!