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The Importance of Lighting: How to Choose the Right Fixtures for Your Space


Design by Studio McGee


As an interior designer, I have seen it all. From mismatched furniture to wall colors that make me want to run for the hills, I’ve encountered my fair share of design nightmares. That being said, I'm here to help you avoid these design disasters and create a space that reflects your personal style and needs.


One of the most important aspects of any design project is lighting. Lighting can make or break a space, and it's crucial to choose the right fixtures to achieve your desired look and feel. Trust me, it truly can turn a beautiful space into a dungeon.


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1. Function over form

So, let's talk about how to choose the right fixtures for your space. First and foremost, it's essential to consider the function of the room. Are you looking for task lighting, ambient lighting, or a combination of the two? For example, a home office requires bright task lighting to help you stay focused and productive. On the other hand, a bedroom or living room may benefit from softer, ambient lighting that creates a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.


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2. Size Matters

Next up, let's talk about size. You don't want to go overboard with a massive chandelier in a tiny room, nor do you want a puny fixture in a grand space that looks like it belongs in a dollhouse. Think proportionately and make sure your fixture size complements the room and furniture. But don't worry, I'll make sure your fixtures are the perfect size - I won't let you make the rookie mistake of choosing the wrong size!


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3. Light Fixtures As A Form Of Art

Now, let's talk about style. This is where it gets fun! Lighting fixtures come in all shapes and sizes, and there's something out there for every taste and design style. Whether you're looking for sleek and modern or ornate and traditional, we'll find a fixture that complements your existing decor and reflects your unique style.


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4. Saving The Planet One Lightbulb At A Time

Finally, let's talk about energy efficiency. Energy-efficient fixtures not only save you money on your electricity bill but also contribute to environmental sustainability. We'll make sure to choose fixtures with Energy Star ratings or LED bulbs to reduce energy consumption and help you do your part in saving the planet.


In conclusion, lighting is a crucial component of any design project, and choosing the right fixtures can make all the difference in the look and feel of your space. As your trusted interior designer, I'll make sure to guide you through the process and help you avoid any lighting disasters. So, let's light up your space and make it shine - I promise we'll have a bright and brilliant result!

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