While tearing down a wall Chip-Gaines-style was pretty fun, my favorite part of renovating our home has been designing it. From selecting paint colors to finding the light fixtures for each room, I’ve loved the whole process!
It has been an entirely new area for me to just let my creativity go wild, within our budget course. Before we even closed on the house, I was researching interior design. How to mix metal finishes (great post here by Studio McGee), how to choose a rug, what size light fixture and where to put it. There are SO many decisions to make, and when you make the correct decision it should just ‘flow’ with the rest of your design. I firmly believe that as a non-designer, you only notice design when it’s bad. When the space between the wall and the island is too small and you feel squished. When the light is way too bright or too dark. When the rug trips you up every time you walk through the room.
So that’s why I spent hours researching. I know product design and web design like the back of my hand, but interiors are a whoooole new field. A whole new field with legal codes to keep in mind.
Before I get into the nitty gritty of our design choices (spaced in several upcoming posts), I wanted to share with y’all some of my favorite light fixtures I found in my endless search. I looked ALL over the internet for affordable but stylish light fixtures, spending more time than I care to admit. It wasn’t until my friend McKenzie (an interior designer) recommended them that I found my gold mine: Lighting Connection.
Lighting Connection stocks an awesome variety of fixtures, at amazing prices, in a website that’s (for once) not overwhelming to shop. They hand-select each item and have tons of fixtures that look JUST like the designer option, for a fraction of the price.
Here are a few of my favorites that I came across while shopping!
A couple of those fixtures will be in our home (yay!) and I can’t wait until they’re installed on Monday!
Do you have any questions about choosing light fixtures? I’m going to feature a lighting expert here on the blog to share tips (ex: how many lights to put over an island, what spacing, and fixture size) and answer some of your questions! So leave any light-related questions in the comments for her! :)