Turn on the Bright Lights: Lighting Event Going on Now

Every year, when I pack up my Christmas tree and take down all the strands of lights, I have two thoughts. "Whew! I made it through another holiday season." Then, "It's really dark in here without all of those lights." As much as I love to clean up and pack things away, I think something new to replace it all with is in order. With 10 percent off select lighting through January 5th*, I have the perfect opportunity to brighten up my home. But how do you choose the perfect light fixtures? Just think about function and style.


Lighting Event Collage Stardust 31-inch Star Crystal Table Lamp Square Crystal Ball 8-inch Flush-mount Ceiling Chandelier Sputnic Chrome Chandelier Atom Light Fixture 4-light Black Crystal Chandelier Chrome/ Crystal 4-light Round Ceiling Chandelier


Look for hanging fixtures that mimic the shape of the furniture below to create a complete feeling in a room. A long dining table begs for a long light fixture, and a new trend in lighting is the addition of a shade to a sparkling chandelier. A 4-light black chandelier would work well over an oval or rectangular dining table. It would work over a kitchen island, too.


The light over a dining table can be the focal point of the room, and it also needs to be comfortable to sit under. An atomic-age-inspired Sputnik light fixture would add a chic nod to the past to my dining room. For something more contemporary, the clean lines of the 5-light rhinestone pendant light would be perfect over a round table, and the filter would cast a soft glow on all of the diners, flattering everyone at my next dinner party.


In the spirit of bringing in 2012, I want to add some New Year's Eve sparkle to my home. One of our top-selling light fixtures is a chrome and crystal 4-light chandelier that has enough crystal and shine to make a serious statement about glamour. Because it doesn't hang very low, I would use it in a hallway or over a bed. With a similar profile, the Crystal Ball 8-inch flush-mount chandelier could also fit in either of those places; it would add glamour in a very modern way.


The Stardust 59-inch crystal floor lamp is deeply glamorous as well, and two of them flanking a modern sofa would be like a pair of fashionable sentinels, dripping in crystals. The Stardust comes in a table lamp, too, which would be gorgeous on a mirrored accent table. The name reminds me of the old Las Vegas casino, which just adds to the vintage-glamour feeling I love.


Are there any light fixtures that you think would transform your home into the perfect post-holiday refuge?



Posted by Stephanie Petersen

Stephanie Petersen



*10% off Select Lighting offer applies to items in the "Sales & Promotions > Sale > Special Offers > Extra 10% Off" subcategory. This offer applies to U.S. orders only. Offer ends January 6, 2012 @ 1:59 AM EST.



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