Types of Lighting Fixtures

Posted on: July 14th, 2015

A well-lit room can turn a stylish décor into something even more beautiful. For that reason, lighting is an excellent way to make a big impact on your home’s look and feel. May be you don’t know that, but a simple table lamp can completely redefine the mood of a room. So considering that every ambient needs a seamless combination of lighting and decorating to be perfect, we’ve selected the most common types of lighting fixtures to help you when choosing the right fixtures for your home.

1 – Ceiling Fixtures

Usually, they provide general lighting and hang in the center of the room. There are two types of ceiling fixtures: flushed or semi-flushed, both are good options for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms, especially if you can put it on a dimmer.

Foliage by Lumen Center

2 – Chandeliers or Suspension Fixtures

They hang from the ceiling and normally have two or more arms with uplights or downlights. Chandeliers provide general light and also can generate an attractive ambient lighting making them a good option for more formal ambient.

Venezia by Cattelan

Venezia by Cattelan Italia

3 – Pendants

Pendants are suspended from the ceiling and provide both general and task lighting. Can be placed over counters and tables or in rooms with ceilings nine feet tall or higher.

LIM by Cattelan Italia

LIM by Cattelan Italia

4 – Wall Lamp

They are mounted on a wall. Wall lamps provide general and accent lighting, but are mostly decorative sources of light.

Stargate by Lumen Center


5 –Floor, table, and task lights

They are both functional and decorative and play an important role in your home lighting. Floor, table, and task lights provide accent lighting and can add personality to a room without overpowering its decor.

Astra by Cattelan Italia

Astra by Cattelan Italia

Lighting fixtures are an excellent way to revamp your home’s décor. Just make sure the lighting you choose is sufficient for the activities you want to accomplish in that particular room. Go to our lighting collection and get inspired by a curated selection of lighting fixtures created by some of the best designers in the world.

We’ll continue exploring on lighting, especially light colors, on future posts so stay tuned to learn more.


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