Selecting The Right Statement Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | May 13th, 2016

Statement lighting is an easy way to display the personality of your home without the commitment of re-painting an entire room or purchasing a host of new furnishings. Upgrading your lighting alone will refresh your surroundings and can even lower energy costs when chosen wisely. Read on for tips and product suggestions on how to boldly light as never before. Click the images to be brought directly to the products available on

Consider Architecture

Think about the dimensions and unique aspects of a room before deciding on a statement lighting fixture. If your room has asymmetrical architectural features, using a striking fixture as a focal point  immediately brings your eye up to the center of the room.

Creating symmetry elsewhere in the room with matching art prints, window dressings or other furniture such as side tables is a smart design concept which creates the showcase for your statement lighting fixture.

When you are shopping for the right statement lighting fixture,  consider the additional features of your space. There may be ceiling beams that will add their own strong visible impact, a grid of surrounding windows, or even a landscape feature that you wish to draw attention to. This goes without saying, but remember to also measure the  proportions of ceiling beams and the surrounding space before purchasing the statement piece you wish to apply.

If you’re looking for lighting that makes an impact but won’t take up too much vertical space due to ceiling height – to that end, The Flux 16 Light Chandelier by Access Lighting is a real stunner.   This “Sputnik” styled luminary is easy to put together and provides plenty of ambient light.

Access Lighting 55542-BRZ Bronze Flux 16 Light Pendant

Access Lighting 55542-BRZ Bronze Flux 16 Light Pendant

Eclectic Vibes

If personal expression is important to you, there is no stronger statement than the eclectic, devil-may-care selection of a Moroccan lighting fixture. Hand-blown by Italian artisans, the Moroccan-inspired shape of this large-scale, hand-blown transparent glass pendant provides a dramatic backdrop for its unique lamping options. The Mali Pendant and the complementary Capsian Grande make a big splash in any space – individually or clustered together. Black, satin nickel, and white finish options are highlighted with satin details and a clear cable, while the antique bronze finish is highlighted with antique bronze details and a brown cable. This fixture is provided with twelve feet of field-cuttable cable. The incandescent version is also dimmable with standard incandescent dimmer.
Mali Pendant by Tech Lighting

Mali Pendant by Tech Lighting

Timeless Elegance

There is nothing more opulent than a traditional chandelier. Many think this look only works in an equally ostentatious room, but chandeliers shine just as well with understated surroundings as not. For the die-hard classicist, there are several gorgeous “Candle-iers” which mimic the romantic days of fixtures lit by wax candles.

Hinkley Lighting 3508OL Casa Oval 6-Light Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 3508OL Casa Oval 6-Light Chandelier

Contemporary Splash

Statement lighting doesn’t have to be over the top, just ask renowned lighting manufacturer Artemide. The Tolomeo XXL Outdoor Floor Lamp features the same adjustable joints and shade as its table lamp counterpart, and in addition is perfect for parties and other late evening events. It is also suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Tolomeo XXL Outdoor Floor Lamp by Artemide Lighting

Tolomeo XXL Outdoor Floor Lamp by Artemide Lighting

Fun Fixtures

Don’t be afraid of the unexpected! You can never go wrong with vintage. To avoid the home-theater-production look, style the rest of the room with modern pieces and enjoy your trip down memory lane. With a modern take on vintage French perfume bottles, the silhouette of the Parfum Pendant by Tech Lighting is sleek and clean while still showcasing warmth and elegance. A metal band separates the top and bottom hand-blown glass pieces, and the bottom glass adds richness and depth to the design. It includes a low-voltage, 35 watt halogen bi-pin lamp (opaque bottom glass) or 20 watt halogen bi-pin lamp (transparent bottom glass) and six feet of field-cuttable suspension cable.
Parfum Pendant by Tech Lighting

Parfum Pendant by Tech Lighting

In the end, choose pieces that not only provide superior illumination, but make you smile and lift your mood when  you see them!

Thanks for reading this week’s blog. Tell us what topics you’d like to see us write about in the comments. The Louie Lighting Team wishes you and yours a safe and happy weekend filled with light.

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