Are you unsure of how to choose lighting for your home? Our guide to ceiling lighting includes everything you need to know.
Ceiling lights are one of the most important aspects to consider when decorating a room. Lighting is often overlooked when thinking about home decor, but the type of ceiling light fitting you choose will decide the ambiance and warmth of a space.
Ceiling lights provide the main source of lighting in a room. They’re the lighting we rely on most for day-to-day use.
There are many different type of ceiling lights so it’s important to choose a one that works well in your room. A good ceiling light will provide a broad spread of light that fully illuminates the room, therefore it is important to take into consideration the size and height of a room when choosing a ceiling light.
So, what type of ceiling lighting will work best in your room?
Flush and Semi Flush Lights
Good for: Low ceilings, small spaces, high traffic areas
Flush and semi flush lights work well in small rooms that lack head space, because they are compact and sit flush or very close to the ceiling.
Flush lights sit flush against the ceiling and often have a very minimalist design to save space. Semi flush lights sit close to the ceiling, but they hang slightly lower, allowing for more decoration. Semi flush lights provide a mid way solution between flush lighting and pendant style lights.
Modern homes with lower ceilings can benefit from flush and semi flush lighting that will provide a good amount of light and create the illusion of more space and height. They also work well for areas with a high amount of foot traffic because they stay out of the way.
Good for: High ceilings, above tables
Pendant lights hang down from the ceiling. They provide a focal point and add a dramatic statement to a room. This makes them ideal for tall, grand spaces such as staircases and rooms with very high ceilings. They also look great hung over a dining room or kitchen table where they create a focused source of light.
Some pendant ceiling lights have an adjustable chain or cord, so that they can be hung at a shorter length. These are known as rise and fall pendant lights.
When installing pendant lighting, it is important to think about the area where it will be hung. Allow enough space below to avoid hazards and collisions.
Good for: Creating a dramatic look
A chandelier light will add drama to any room. A traditional style chandelier features crystal or glass drops that reflect the light and sparkle brilliantly. Chandeliers are perfect for creating a highly decorative look, inspired by old time opulence. These types of chandeliers are a popular choice for living rooms, hallways and bedrooms because of their ornamental design. There is also a great range of modern style chandeliers to suit more minimalist homes, such as our innovative wine glass chandelier.
The dramatic effect of a chandelier works well in large spaces with bold furniture to make a room feel balanced.
Easy Fit Shades
Good for: A quick and easy solution
When you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to a lighting, an easy fit shade is a great choice. If you already have a standard light fitting, no electrical work or wiring is required to fit these types of lights. Easy fit shades come in all sorts of shapes and materials so you don’t have to compromise on style.
Litecraft have a huge range of ceiling lights available to buy online. View our ceiling lights here. Alternatively, find out more about spotlights and down-lights with our handy guide to ceiling spotlights.