We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the statement appeal of a chandelier to the simple pool of light from a bedside lamp, intenti... Read More
We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the statement appeal of a chandelier to the simple pool of light from a bedside lamp, intentional lighting helps elevate a space, making it personalized to you. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection of modern light fixtures is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Not sure what style fits your space best when searching for lighting elements? Don’t worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best lighting fixtures to buy for your space.
How To Create a Layered Lighting Design in Your Home
Of any one feature in your home, lighting design has possibly the most impact on how you live and feel in a space. It sheds light on your interior—bringing out textures and colors—it helps you curate the mood, and most importantly, it is an essential part of a livable design. From the simplest entryway table lamp to your entire living room lighting design, you want control over the level and type of illumination in your home. That’s why it’s helpful to think in terms of layering light and to start by considering ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting.
Ambient Lighting encompasses overhead fixtures, such as flush mounts, chandeliers, and pendants, which provide general illumination to a space. More on these individual elements later, but for now, think of ambient lighting as the foundation.
Task Lighting involves focused lighting solutions like reading lamps that serve a specific functional purpose. This is where layered lighting comes in—you want elements in reach for when you’re working or looking closely at something, but these typically brighter lights can stay off when not in use.
Accent Lighting enhances the atmosphere by adding an extra glow or highlighting a feature. Sconces are a great example of accent lighting, contributing to the overall aesthetics while creating a captivating ambiance. Great interior design leans into the architecture and uses every inch of the space—from wall decor to built-in elements. Accent lighting helps you bring out the character of a room.
Shopping Lighting Fixtures By Element
Good lighting design is about more than layering functional light throughout your home though. We like to think of lighting as the jewelry of the room. Light fixtures can add polish, elevate an everyday space, or make a brilliant statement overhead. When shopping for modern lighting, you want to find ways to make every element its own moment in your design. So, let’s break down contemporary lighting piece by piece, looking at how each might fold into your space with impact.
Chandeliers are the definition of statement lighting. From opulent multi-tier designs to a sleek linear frame over your dining room table—chandeliers are functional art for your home. Just make sure that the statement you’re making is in proportion to the space—too small, and it will fall flat; too grand, and it may overpower. Consult sizing guides by room and always measure before any purchase.
Pendants are the streamlined siblings to chandeliers—but streamlined doesn’t mean less stylish. From sleek single-light pendants to standout silhouettes like this Valar Double Tier Pendant Light with its artfully woven shade, pendants offer endless possibilities throughout your home. As a standalone feature or in multiples, pendants can be a great source of ambient light while also providing statement appeal or just a bit of flair.
Styling a tone-setter overhead isn’t reserved for rooms with high ceilings. Flush mount lights can bring the same impact with a compact profile, providing ambient illumination without sacrificing headroom. We love a piece like this Eudora Flush Mount Light for its sculptural silhouette and small-space statement appeal.
Sconces are a timeless way to add light and style to your walls. They may take their name from the decorative candle holders that lined walls of classic homes, but there is an array of striking options for contemporary lighting design. Sconces can wash your wall with light for ambient illumination or provide directed accent light. Some sconces even feature adjustable arms, making them the perfect task light for a bedside or workspace.
Lamps can be used anywhere in your home—and they should be. When we talk about layering light, one of the easiest ways to introduce new light into a space is with a table or floor lamp. There are timeless vessel-style table lamps—perfect for bringing texture and illumination to transitional decor—but there are also eye-catching designs that can elevate a modern lighting aesthetic. For something iconic, go for a signature touch with our exclusive Addie Floor Lamp by Sarah Sherman Samuel.
However you style it, remember that lighting allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have augmented your space with thoughtfully chosen light fixtures.
Lulu and Georgia Lighting
When you shop for lighting for your home at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that complement your style while making it feel more elevated. Choose from our wide selection of modern light fixturesto find the perfect purchase for your project, no matter what you’re looking for. Check our shop by room page for more ideas and inspiration on creating stylish everyday living spaces.