How to Choose Bedroom Lighting
When it comes to choosing lighting for your bedroom, it can be hard to know where to start. After all, your bedroom is the scene of so many activities, from waking, dressing, and getting ready for your busy day to winding down and resting at the end of it. How do you select versatile and functional lighting for such an important space? Fortunately, it’s possible to address all of your bedroom lighting needs by installing a few different types of lighting.
Start by choosing your overhead lighting. This is your most general-purpose lighting, ideal for the morning as you prepare for work, for the evening as you start to wind down, or for bedroom tasks that require plenty of illumination such as tidying and making the bed. For a dramatic statement you might install a chandelier over the bed. There are seemingly endless bedroom chandelier options to suit a range of interior styles, from modern to traditional and beyond! For a more subtle effect, a flush mount or semi-flush mount light on the ceiling is a great pick as well.
Fabulous Fall Finds - Pin It to Win It
Cooler temps, blushing autumn leaves, and the return of the estranged pumpkin spice latte can only mean one thing. Fall is here. We at Del Mar Fans & Lighting wanted to help you bring the beauty of fall into your home with a new George Kovacs Need Tall Lamp. We paired up with the Six Sisters’ Stuff blog to bring you the Fabulous Fall Finds: Pin It to Win It Contest. Here’s how it works:
Best Ceiling Fans for Your Kitchen
There are many reasons to put a ceiling fan in the kitchen. For one thing, when the stove gets hot and the dishwasher gets steamy, a ceiling fan provides ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable while you cook and clean. As well, if you select a fan with a light fixture, you get all the breezy benefits of a fan with the added perks of illumination for detailed tasks from slicing veggies to scrubbing the stove. Yet another great reason to install a fan in the kitchen? The right ceiling fan can seriously enhance your kitchen’s decor.
Consider the style of your kitchen before selecting a ceiling fan. If you have a traditional space with details such as inset cabinets, marble countertops, or nickel hardware, look for a fan that complements those touches. When it comes to finishes, choose brass, silver, or brushed metallic casings. Other features such as smoothly curved blades and simple but elegant light shades are all hallmark aspects of fans that suit a traditional kitchen. On the other hand, in a rustic or vintage-inspired kitchen, you may have elements such as butcher block countertops, a farmhouse sink, and glass paneled cabinetry. Ceiling fans with oil-rubbed finishes, woodgrain blades, and scrollwork accents look great in this kind of space.
That's a Wrap: Design Challenge Reveal
Last month, we challenged three design bloggers to decorate a room of their choice. The only stipulation was that they had to include a ceiling fan of our choosing. Well, the results of the design challenge are in and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.
Each of the designers did an incredible job creating the perfect space to house the Kichler Arkwright ceiling fan. Their finished designs blew us away and elicited several “ohhs” and “ahhs” from colleagues. Each room evoked in us a sense of pride, and strengthened our belief that the ceiling fan is not an appliance to be undervalued. These brilliant designers reinforced our belief that ceiling fans can complement many different room decors and styles.
We want to give a huge thank you to all of the designers for their hard work and dedication, and we commend each one of them for fearlessly taking on this design challenge. Their unique designs perfectly showcase their individual tastes and talents. Each designer’s finished room is vastly different from the next, but all are beautiful beyond our imagination. Take a look at the after pictures featured below.
Modern Lighting Madness
If you’re looking to complete your contemporary space, there are seemingly endless modern lighting options to put the finishing touch on your interior. In general, modern lighting styles have several aspects in common: they tend to be relatively unadorned, with clean lines and bold silhouettes. However, even under the umbrella of ‘modern’ there are several variations to consider when creating your desired look. In other words, not all modern is created equal!
Some of the most popular iterations on modern include sleek, eclectic, and warm. The first of these is characterized by a simple, cool palette, often black and white. Surfaces include chrome and marble, clear glass, and polished lacquer. To select lighting for a space in the sleek modern style, keep color at a minimum and focus instead on angular edges, high-gloss finishes, and rectangular prism-inspired shades. By contrast, eclectic modern can be defined by a broader range of materials and a quirkier blend of colors and shapes. Vibrant accents combine with playful furnishings for a cheerful effect. For lighting that suits an eclectic modern space, feel free to have fun! Mix metals like brass with wood and crystal, and worry less about ‘matching’ and more about selecting pieces that make a statement.