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!)
Here are a few tips for choosing light fixtures that work well together.
And a few more groupings for you!
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