Modern Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Modern Lighting Ideas Lighting comes in many different styles and shades that blend in well with your existing décor. But if you want your lighting fixtures in San Jose to be a design expression all on its own, modern lighting is essential. Whether you want a light fixture for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or outdoors, Wright Lighting and Fireside has what you need. Here are some modern lighting ideas to get you started.

Hanging Lights

Chandeliers, one of the most common types of hanging lights, are often thought of as classic or vintage. But one of the big drawbacks of chandeliers is that they leave a large shadow. To create a more pleasant atmosphere, install a stylish modern chandelier or hanging light that creates little or no shadow.

Accent Lights

Low-voltage accent lighting is a fantastic way to elevate the ambiance of a room while using very little energy. Modern accent lighting looks especially attractive when it is mounted on the wall or on a frame. This provides an attractive white light on the surface of the painting or photographs. Accent lights are also attractive near the fireplace or even on their own. Add a series of small wall lights for an attractive modern touch.

Diffuse the Lighting

People oftentimes mistakenly think that the entire room needs to be well lit. Instead, it’s better to have layers of light at multiple points in the room. Having the right lampshade or installing low-voltage lighting is a great way to diffuse intense lighting. We also recommend installing a dimmer, especially in a multipurpose room. This gives you the flexibility to adjust the lighting depending on daylight and mood. Dimmers also save a great deal of energy—just be sure to have them professionally installed.

Install the Right Bulbs

Modern lighting must have the proper bulbs, or you risk taking away from the form and function of the light fixture. Avoid fluorescent tubes, in favor of LED light bulbs or compact fluorescent light bulbs.