Choosing Lighting

Lighting does not just light up the room; lighting can also set the mood for the room. Choosing your lighting depends on the following:

                         1. The height of the ceiling.

                        2. What type of room is the lighting going in?

                        3. Where is the lighting covering?

                        4. What is your budget?

                         

 1. The height of the ceiling.

Lighting should be hung 30-34 inches above the dining table.

Lighting should be hung 30-40 inches above kitchen tables.

If the ceiling is over the standard height of 8 feet, add approximately three inches to the hanging height per foot over 8. Chandeliers should be mounted 7 to 8 feet above the ground.

2. What type of room is the lighting going in?

Which room the lighting is going in will effect the features, material, and shape. Some rooms like bedrooms and dining rooms usually have lighting dimmer than the lighting in other rooms; or the option to dim. Fixtures can be crafted in metals, glass, crystals, bamboo and fibre for modern, or traditional homes. Lighting can also come in different sizes and shapes. Floor lamps, wall scones, ceiling lamps, spot and pendant lights, chandeliers and light strips, can also be used in a home’s décor.

3. Where is the lighting covering?

Depending on  what is beneath the light, this can help you decide better on which lighting is perfect for your space. The shape should match the table beneath it. For example, round tables should have a round light above it. Longer tables or counters should have track lighting above it. Lamps in bedrooms have to fit near the bed so it is convenient to turn on and off.

4. What is your budget?

A Tiga favorite for higher budget  lighting is 'Lumens Trade Advantage'. Lumens trade advantage has all the latest designs and is the perfect place to find a piece of lighting that will stand out. A good alternative for great lighting but for a low budget is Lamps Plus. Lamps Plus replicates the trends for a low budget. Lighting from Home Depot and Lowe's designs tend to be outdated.