Guide to Combining Light Fixtures

A reader had asked me a seemingly simple question about how to choose lighting fixtures that work well from room to room, and I was inspired to create this entire lighting series to answer.

Hanging light / IKEA hack

For a space-saving lamp, hang a lightbulb on a cord off of a wall-mounted shelf bracket. note: this isn't just any old cord and socket or any old bulb. The bracket is carefully chosen too.

jar lanterns

I love the play of wood vs. metal in this Kitchen. It has a very industrial feel from the table, light fixtures and chairs, but adding hits of wood on the floor, cabinets, and ceiling brings warmth into the space.


Houten tafel, vloer en wit - painted chairs how to go green. Light pastel chalky matte or semi gloss green works on nearly any style as seen here, in almost any location.


Banquette Seating in the Kitchen — Inspiration Roundup

don't like the round table, but bench is nice. Banquette Seating in the Kitchen Inspiration Roundup

love the lights

the home of danish designer brigitte rabens by the style room design interior design ideas house design decorating

Ikea hack painted barn light with Edison bulb

Ikea Hack Barn Light

Ikea Hack Barn Light - Photo pendant I think this would be cute in multiples with coordinating colors or maybe ombre shades


Simple Mini Pagoda Lantern