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How to Choose the Right Lighting For Your Home

Lighting is an essential part of any room. It makes daily routines more comfortable, makes homes more liveable, sets the mood, and serves multiple purposes. While many people view lighting as a fixture that brightens up a room and makes nightlife possible, they are so much more. This is a huge and important reason to have adequate lighting in your home — to be able to see and live comfortably. But lighting can also be decorative, purposeful, and even provide a sense of safety.

Lighting is important in every home and in every room of that home. And while you could go with simple recessed lights along your entire ceiling, why not use your lighting fixtures to add some style and decoration to the rooms of your home? Whether you choose an artistic floor lamp, a luxury chandelier, sleek track lighting, bowl pendants, or another type of unique lighting, you should utilize the different styles of light fixtures to add style to your home.

At Lightopia, we believe the lighting is a form of art. We carry luxury lighting that is designed by some of the best artists in the industry. When you shop Lightopia, you will be able to find the best lighting fixtures for your home, no matter what the style is.

Picking our lighting fixtures is fun but can be intimidating. With so many options and so many different factors to take into consideration, choosing the right lighting fixtures for your home can seem like a tough job. That is where we come in!

Our lighting experts at Lightopia can help you choose the right lighting for your home and the rooms in your home. In this blog, we are going to give you tips on how to choose lighting and things to consider while you are making the decision about what will light your home. Read on to learn more and be sure to stop by one of our showrooms to see our magnificent lighting fixtures in person!

The Room

When you are picking out lighting for the rooms of your home, you will want to keep in mind the actual purpose of the room, who will see it, and how often you will be spending time in this room. Bedrooms generally need a ceiling light that is bright enough to reach all the corners of a room. A bathroom should have bright lights that allow you to see yourself in the mirror well. Entryways, living rooms with high ceilings, kitchens, and dining rooms can benefit from beautiful, intricate, and stylish lighting. These are some areas of your home that guests will likely be most often, meaning that this is where you should add stylish and decorative lighting. Be sure to consider the room as you begin choosing your lighting.

The Size

You will also want to think about the size of the room. If you are looking for some pendant lights for your living room, you will need to think about the size. If the room is quite large, one pendant light, depending on the style, may seem small and awkward in the space. But adding a few throughout the room, they could add more style, light, and help fill up the space without looking out of place.

The Style

The style of your room, and house as a whole, matter when picking out lighting. Don’t choose modern style lighting when you have a rustic style home. Don’t choose a lighting fixture just because you like the look of it. Trust us when we say, we offer a ton of awesome lighting options. Our chandeliers, pendant lights, wall lights, and even our lamps are beautiful and stylish, but not all of them will match the style of your home. So, even if you find a lighting fixture that you absolutely love, make sure it matches the style of your home, or you will make your home match the light. If you fail to do this, the whole setup will seem awkward and out of place.

The Shape

The shape of the room also matters. If you have a simple rectangular room that is large, a few mini pendant lights or a large pendant with some recessed lights around the edges of the room could be the perfect choice. If your room has different “areas,” adding lighting fixtures to each area can help keep the room bright and add a few different elements. If you have a long hallway that runs through the center of your home, rather than adding simple ceiling lighting, try something more luxurious and elegant by adding wall sconces. We carry a ton of unique and beautiful wall sconces that could transform your simple hallway into a space more interesting and eye-catching.

Safety Feature

Adding adequate lighting to your home can help make living in it more enjoyable but it can also be an added safety measure. Adding step lighting can help make your stairs more visible. This could be important when you have kids or elderly parents living with you, making the stairs easier to see. If your stairs are steep or have multiple landings, safety is definitely something you should consider and lighting is something that can enhance the safety.


Your budget is another thing you should think about before buying lighting. At Lightopia, we offer luxury, designer lighting. This is high-end lighting that we know you will love. But make sure you find something within your budget. With thousands of products, we know you will be able to find a lighting fixture that can enhance the style of your home.

These are a few things to consider before you get started on choosing your lighting fixtures. It is likely that the lighting you choose will be in your home for decades, this makes it important to find something that you like and that will match your style, even if it changes.

In our next blog, we will go over the best lighting fixtures for the different rooms of your home. This will be a quick overview which we will cover more in depth later on. Be sure to stop by our showrooms, shop online, and contact our lighting experts to learn more about how to choose the best lighting for your home! We know you will love what you find at Lightopia.