So, Where Do I Start?
Kichler Lighting has a wide variety of products, so it may seem overwhelming when you start looking for a fixture. To start, we'd like to share some designing tips to consider before you purchase a fixture. Follow this simple advice from Kichler Lighting Experts to ensure an easy and successful shopping experience:
In the video below, Kichler Lighting will guide you through the easy steps of using light as a design tool in your home. You will observe a dramatic difference between lighting schemes that utilize lighting to its full potential in comparison to rooms without a lighting plan. Using a variety of lights together is the most effective way of achieving this look, such as accent lighting, under cabinet lighting, and recessed lighting. Experts have concluded that rooms illuminated with one fixture alone do not effectively administer light to every nook and cranny. So step up your room's design potential with these layering tips from Kichler Lighting!
Design With Light
There are a few different types of lighting to consider when choosing your light layers:
- Ambient Lighting: Serving as the foundation of your light scheme, ambient lighting provides the most amount of light in the room. Generally this type of lighting is found in larger fixtures such as: chandeliers, wall sconces, and pendants.
- Task Lighting: The next layer of your scheme is referred to as Task Lighting. This type of lighting uses lamps, under cabinet lighting and pendants to brighten spaces where you typically perform daily chores and tasks.
- Accent Lighting: Using track lights, wall sconces, and directional lights, it’s easy to highlight the areas of your home that require additional illumination. Accent lighting is vital in achieving the aesthetically pleasing look that light layering can provide; it administers depth and dimension throughout your space.
- Decorative Lighting (optional): Many homeowners choose to create a fourth layer of decorative light to enhance the appearance of their décor. You should consider the amount of light you wish to gain from this fixture before you decide whether adding decorative light is the right choice for your home. If you desire light with a slight but obvious effect, explore Kichler lamp and wall sconce options! However, if you wish to utilize a larger fixture with dramatic light, consider an elegant piece like chandeliers or pendants!
Now that you've been educated on how to integrate your fixture(s) into your home, explore Kichler's complete line of lights by clicking the images below!