There's no single way to live, decorate or even light your home. Just as one person prefers the hustle and bustle of city life, another seeks the quiet solitude of the country. While one feels comfortable with a new urban look, another is coziest with cottage. And where one might pair two mini-chandeliers to accentuate a dining room, another might use a large chandelier with twin sconces. Yet living, decorating and lighting your home have one thing in common. All three revolve around style: lifestyle, home-style and personal style, making all three important elements when properly lighting each room.
If you work from home, you might have an area in your kitchen used as a computer hub. If you're retired, that same area might be a breakfast nook for morning coffee. On a different note, you may feel rejuvenated with the smells and tastes of an oceanfront hamlet, or you might be just as invigorated by the sights and sounds of a downtown hub. Understanding your lifestyle, the way you live, is essential in defining your lighting needs.
A home possesses its own style. Whether it's Old World, Craftsman or Urban, more often than not, a home's facade foreshadows the interior. A stone and stucco home with copper roofs and towering arches, would be well served by furniture and accessories that hint of old Europe, just as an Arts & Craft home might be filled with Mission furniture. Knowledge of your home's style, the period it represents and its environment, is also crucial in defining your lighting needs.
This is all about you. With or without the help of a designer, you make the decision to highlight a kitchen island with a linear chandelier or a trio of mini-pendants, distinguish a foyer with sconces and a two-tiered chandelier, and choose if the master bath should have matching two or three-light vanities to go with the semi-flush fixture. Incorporating your personal style is the final key in defining your lighting needs.
There are many lighting choices, but Progress Lighting simplifies the lighting design process by offering you a lighting collection that best suits your needs. From finish selection to glass appointment, each collection exhibits attention-to-detail in every aspect of its creation.