Find Lighting That Matches Your Home's Style
Posted on February 18 2022
You may be apprehensive, but you can easily replace your current light fixtures with lighting that fits your home’s style and aesthetic. Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of options that come back from broad searches? Wondering where do you begin?
This Lighting Home Style guide has the answers you seek. It can help you find beautiful lighting that will match your home’s décor and stylistic elements. In this text, we will briefly review each classic category of home style and the elements that support them.
Following each style category we have suggested Golden Lighting fixtures that complement the associated home style. Click on these light fixture images to visit the product page where you can obtain more information about the fixture size and wattage, as well as, explore additional items within the family.
Modern Home Style
Modern homes are defined by some type of architectural character such as exposed beams and/or a flat or angled roof. The interior of these homes typically feature clean lines and are minimalist in design. Some more industrial-style modern homes utilize an expressive amount of metal and concrete. Color palettes often used in modern homes are neutrals such as black, white, and gray. Warmth can easily be added to the home with either a bold pop of color or metallics like Chromes, Pewters, or Brasses. We recommend homes with modern styles to use light fixtures with two-tone elements, metallic accents, geometric shapes, and unique designs. See the below selection of modern chandeliers and modern pendant lighting, otherwise known as contemporary lighting.
Uptown Home Style
Uptown style leans more toward décor with feminine elegance and sophistication. Designer elements are often seen within these homes. Uptown home color palettes include warm yellows, pinks, creams and oranges. Classic uptown style elements are similar to traditional homes, however, the former utilizes more decorative elements and softer décor. We recommend light fixtures with crystals and a more feminine silhouette to complement this style.
Uptown Crystal Lighting
Traditional Home Style
A classic style found in older homes, the traditional home is often a large multi-story home modeled after 18th-19th-century European décor. Traditional homes typically have multiple key interior features, craftsman furnishing, detailed to ornate millwork, and either wallpaper or cooler wall colors such as teal, mint, or blush. This style of home is typically more masculine than Uptown. We recommend traditional light fixtures with a classic silhouette, sweeping arms, and beautiful detailing.
Rustic Home Style
Rustic homes are defined by a strong emphasis of nature. Raw materials are often incorporated and left exposed within the structural design. Exposed wood beams, wood trim, hardwood floors or wood walls are typically found in various rustic homes. Color palettes for these homes include earthy warm reds, browns, greens, and oranges. We recommend rustic light fixtures that utilize organic shapes, or a blend of wood and metal elements. See a selection of rustic chandeliers and rustic pendant lighting below.
Transitional Home Style
Transitional homes are usually a perfect blend of traditional and modern style. Elements from both styles are utilized in a harmonious way, sometimes even rustic elements can be seen in transitional homes. Transitional homes use furnishings that are simple yet comfortable and incorporate timeless designs with classic, sophisticated décor.
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