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Choosing Lighting for Open Floor Plans

Changing out your light fixtures is a simple, effective way to easily upgrade the look of a space.  However, you want to make sure to keep continuity between the rooms in your house, especially if you have an open floor plan.  Our floorpan is very open.  You can see straight from the kitchen through the eating area, and into the living room.  And there's a hanging light in each space.  I wanted each light to be different, but I still needed it to flow.  I also wanted the lights to be unique and interesting, not just a set of three lights from a big box store.


I started with our dining area light.  We moved it with us from our old house because we just loved it and didn't want to leave it behind.    Then, we switched out the builder's grade pendants in the kitchen to these from Kenroy Home.  Lastly, we had to find something for our living room.  I wanted something interesting that would blend well with the other fixtures.  The light is wired for the center of the room, not our furniture arrangement, so I wanted an asymmetrical light to draw attention away from that.  This mobile pendant from West Elm ended up being the perfect fit.  (and it's on sale right now!) 


West Elm Mobile Chandelier (it also comes in silver)

Here are a few tips for choosing light fixtures that work well together.


And a few more groupings for you!




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12 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

It looks good and flows well in your home and I love your other selections as well!

Bethany DeVore said...

Although I love open concept spaces, I think lighting can be very tricky in these situations. These are great tips! I love your pairings with the Capiz pendant.

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Bethany DeVore said...

Great tips Kris! I don't have that open of a floor plan and I'm glad because this would have me crazy! But you choices look so good!!

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh, I deal with the same issue of everything being open, but haven't done as good of a job as you with blending everything together. Love your mix, and that living room light is so fun!

Bethany DeVore said...

Yes, to the groupings, so gorgeous together and it is a huge challenge for a lot of people.

Bethany DeVore said...

Love this post! I'm struggling with this exact problem with the lights in my dining room, kitchen and over the sink! This is a hard problem to tackle but you nailed it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Robin! I agree, it can be tricky!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks friend! It really can be challenging to make it all flow. It took me forever to figure out what I wanted to do!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Julia!

Bethany DeVore said...

You have done a great job! I love all your lighting, especially that new spotted chandy! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! It sort of drives me crazy sometimes too :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much Krystine!

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