It’s the Little Things: How Lighting Fixtures Change Everything

Lighting fixtures play a massive role in the overall appearance of your home.

We all want to be sure that our remodeling needs are met. We also want to have the security that our family’s, friends, and house guests are comfortable throughout their stay in our home. Beyond comfort, why not aim to impress!

Interior designers work tirelessly to flesh out the details of a room to better capture its purpose in the home. Specifically, interior designers focus on lighting and lighting fixtures. Lighting details are powerful, and slight differences have weighted impacts on the overall effect.

Let’s check out the details of lighting fixtures!


One of the first questions you may encounter when installing new lighting is, “Where should I put my lighting fixtures?”

Positioning your lighting fixtures is very important because depending on the location and direction of your lights, you’ll capture a different theme. You’ll also create an ambiance that will combine certain details like size, aesthetic, or mood.

Picture this—you place a spotlight on the floor and direct the light upward. This position will give off the classic ominous tone we all remember from childhood camping trips, but will this lighting have the same effect in a hallway lined with portraits? Probably not.

This lighting shift can transform the light from an accent to highlight decor. These simple shifts transform a room’s dynamic completely.

The great news is that you can keep changing your lighting to shift perspective!


“Watts” the big deal?! We’re glad you asked!

Dimmer lighting, or bulbs with a low wattage, create a relaxed atmosphere while brighter lighting accentuates features such as decor. Dimmer lighting or light fixtures with a dim feature are generally recommended for living room areas or home theatre rooms.

Philips recently released a new line of dimmable light bulbs. This line is designed to create a warm glow rather than cold tone dimming.


There is a long-standing debate over which bulb is better: light-emitting diode [LED], compact fluorescent [CFL] or incandescent light bulbs?

Each bulb has its own advantages. LED lights are becoming more and more affordable as time passes, but incandescent lights look rustic and fancy. Fluorescent lights emit less heat than incandescent, but they also contain mercury—a substance toxic to humans, and difficult to dispose of.

So, which one’s the best? It all depends on the room and theme you’re shooting for. The best part about light fixtures is that they’re versatile.

LED string lights are perfect for lining the underbelly of kitchen cabinets. Incandescent bulbs make for lovely string lights hung overtop of outdoor kitchens or porches. Fluorescent lights give off cool tone lighting and are used in corporate buildings, businesses, or hospitals.


Now we get to the fun part!

Lamp holders, shades, and carriers come in many beautiful selections. When making your selection, factor in whether you would like a bulb to show with or without a cover. You can also choose between various sizes, shapes, and colors.

Stay up-to-date with 2018’s light fixture trends. Have fun and get creative!

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For thirty-six years, Elite Contracting Group LLC has specialized in superior craftsmanship. We strive to exceed the expectations of our clients and want to work toward your ideal image.

Give us a call at (239) 353-4129 or read more about our remodeling services.