Lighting can be a great way to spruce up any interior. The fixtures you select can be something simple and elegant to add to the overall look of a space, or something wild and crazy to evoke a mood. If left out or placed as an afterthought– it can be a difficult thing to find that perfect fixture. Lighting can make or break a room, though it is often overlooked.
So if you’re having trouble putting your finger on that special something to finish off your interior, look around at your lighting. It can be an integral part of any room’s overall effect.
Get artsy with a lamp that’s got a bit of a trompe l’oeil going on with the overturned paint bucket and dripping ‘paint.’
Fancy is the name of this game with these etched bulbs. If there’s not a whole lot that needs to be done visually with a fixture, a nice shadow casted from a bulb can be a soft detail that pulls it all together.
Oversize can be a great thing for a sparse room in a sprawling space. This Moooi showroom shows you how it’s done.
Not a whole lot of space in your humble abode? This creative little piece is a surefire way to get the most out of your square footage.
Ocean inspired lighting? This creative suspended feature is reminiscent of a jellyfish.
Minimalist spaces can feature a grand chandelier no problem, even if it’s low hung and right in the center of a room.
The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York knows how to really pack a punch with a multitude of bulbs all in one centrally located space. A gorgeous installation.
Classy and whimsical pieces such as these posable mannequin lamps are a great way to mix functional fun.
Adding in tons of pendants in a linear fashion creates a “wow” factor that can’t be paralleled.
Surreal pieces that are conversation starters might place well in a home full of modern art and off-the-wall collections.
Get inspired by nature, even if it’s not literal. This chandelier reminds us of a spider.
Nautical inspiration from a twisted rope installation is a great addition if you are seaside or are looking for an industrial flare.
Take cues from the human form and nervous system to add organically detailed fixtures to your space. The shadows created from this one are spectacular. This would even fit great with an ocean-esque theme.
This flylight installation is more than just lighting. The patterns light up with any sound pattern so the mood is definitely set no matter what’s going on inside the space.
Upcycled lighting is a great way to get those milk crates up off the garage floor and made useful. Add these to a pop art styled home for a dash of bold color on the ceiling.
Bruce Munro is known for his lighting installations. Everything is hung with care and this particular piece looks as if rain is falling. Cues taken from nature are some of the best when really looking to create a cohesive space.