Timber Home Living - - Beauty & Purpose -

Con­fused about all of the dif­fer­ent light­ing op­tions out there? Here’s a brief over­view of dif­fer­ent fix­tures. Chan­de­liers:. Antler chan­de­liers have long been pop­u­lar in rus­tic homes, but more el­e­gant op­tions, such as wrought-iron and oil­rubbed bronze, also work re­ally well in a tim­ber home.

Pen­dants: Typ­i­cally found above kitchen is­lands or in stair­wells, pen­dants can be large or tiny and pro­vide task or am­bi­ent light.

Track light­ing. In­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile, track light­ing shines light where you want it with­out tak­ing up floor space in the form of side ta­bles or lamps. It also has the ad­van­tage of be­ing mul­ti­di­rec­tional, so you can an­gle it where you need it most.

Lamps. Vin­tage-style ta­ble lamps can pro­vide a clas­sic look while serv­ing up a good dose of task light­ing for read­ing in your fa­vorite chair. The an­gle of the shade will de­ter­mine the width of il­lu­mi­na­tion it will cast.

Un­der-cab­i­net mounts. A must-have in the kitchen, un­der­cab­i­net fix­tures pro­vide task light­ing for food prepa­ra­tion, read­ing cook­books and safety.

Can lights. Housed in cylin­dri­cal struc­tures, can lights are re­cessed light­ing fix­tures that are flush with the ceil­ing and of­ten used for down­light­ing in liv­ing rooms, kitchens and other spa­ces.

Wall wash­ers. De­signed to il­lu­mi­nate large, flat sur­faces, wall wash­ers can help to vis­ually brighten and en­large your space. These re­cessed fix­tures of­ten have an “eye­ball” of sorts with a hous­ing that moves by hand, al­low­ing you to di­rect the light where needed.

Sconces. Es­sen­tially wall brack­ets that are used to hold some type of light source, sconces can be used for both up­light­ing and down­light­ing, depend­ing on the style, but don’t usu­ally cast a sig­nif­i­cant amount of light.

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