What You Need To Know Before You Pick Your Lighting Fixtures

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!

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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!

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20 Comments

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 3:03 pm

      Thanks so much!

  1. November 22, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    Great tips! thanks for sharing! We just finished picking some lamps for our bedroom the other week – everything else we picked when we built the house, like the indoor sand outdoor lighting, but we knew once we fixed up the bedroom we would have to change up the laps for the bedside tables!

    Hope that you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 3:03 pm

      Yeah, we left our lamps off too. We put fans in the bedrooms for now!

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 3:02 pm

      Yes! I am so glad we decided to talk about it before we went to the gallery.

  2. November 24, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    Your house will look great! Helpful advice.
    Have a nice day,
    matiime.blogspot.com

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks Martyna! I sure hope it will!

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks Jules!

  3. Melissa Kacar
    November 25, 2019 / 4:14 am

    That is such a beautiful light fixture! These are all great tips, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks Melissa! Glad you enjoyed!

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 2:58 pm

      So welcome Nina!

  4. November 25, 2019 / 11:31 am

    Love these tips, friend! Building a home is on the list for my hubby and I someday, and I can definitely see myself coming back to all of your posts when that happens!

    https://www.makelifemarvelous.com/

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks girl! It has been a lot of work, but I cannot wait to see everything together! Hopefully it all matches!

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 25, 2019 / 2:56 pm

      Same here girl! I have been getting the worst headaches. We put all of our lights on a dimmer!

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      November 29, 2019 / 11:54 am

      Thanks girl!

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