When it comes to living in a small space, we know that more often than not, you have to make-do with what you got. You might one day be able to utilize your “Dream Home” Pinterest board that stores your dreams of giant crystal chandeliers and elaborate floor lamps, but in the meantime, you’ll have to find alternative lighting solutions for your humble abode.
At The Light House Gallery, our team of lighting specialists understands all types of lighting solutions and we can help you find light fixtures that match your personal style and budget — no matter how large or small your living situation is. If you need help finding lighting for your small living space, visit our lighting showrooms in Branson and Springfield, Missouri and chat with a lighting specialist face-to-face today.
In this blog post, we’ve provided a few tips and advice for finding the best lighting solutions for your small living space without having to compromise style or functionality. For additional lighting industry news, tips and advice, sign up for our monthly newsletter today!
Don’t shy away from chandeliers or pendants.
Just because you have a small space doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in beautiful statement pieces like chandeliers or pendants. Luckily, lighting manufacturers like to accommodate all potential customers and offer chandeliers and pendants in a variety of sizes — small, medium and large, all of which we offer at The Light House Gallery!
If you’re in a small living space, we suggest staying away from large pendants and chandeliers and opting for medium to mini-sized ones. This way, you’re still able to add an element of design to the room through light fixtures without the room feeling crowded or overbearing.
We suggest hanging a small chandelier over your living room coffee table to optimize the lighting in the room while also bringing the space together. Chances are, this is probably one of the larger rooms in your living space, too, which means you can splurge a little more on the size of the light fixture.
Opt for flush mounts or semi-flush mounts.
Flush mounts and semi-flush mounts are attached directly against the ceiling, which makes for an excellent lighting solution for a small living space. Flush mounts can be as elegant or simple as your taste calls for, which makes these light fixtures just as stylish as they are functional. Whether you desire a more traditional style or a modern one, these light fixtures come in a variety of styles and finishes for your personal preference.
At The Light House Gallery, we offer crystal flush mounts and semi-flush mounts, which can spruce up any room in your small living space, especially your living or dining room areas.
Search for smaller ceiling fans.
Ceiling fans are essential for keeping you cool in the hot summer months, but they obviously take a lot of overhead room, which isn’t ideal for a smaller living situation. Sometimes, you’ll just have to face the facts and realize your living space won’t comfortably accommodate a ceiling fan, which is totally OK! Just load up on window, floor and desk fans.
But, if your ceiling does have at least 7 feet of clearance between the floor and the fan, you can select small to medium-sized fixtures, and opt for flush mounted fans to remove the space taken up by a ceiling fan downrod.
Ultimately, be strategic with your light fixture placement and don’t get overzealous.
Shop our Light Fixtures today!
Whether you’re in your first starter home or you simply enjoy a humbler lifestyle, we have a large selection of light fixtures that we’re sure you’ll love to add to your small living space. At The Light House Gallery, we take pride in not only our huge selection of lighting products but also in the excellent customer service provided by our lighting experts.
For more information on any of our lighting products or if you’re still unsure of how to find the perfect light fixtures for your small living space, please visit our Branson and Springfield showrooms today! You’ll be able to see our lighting products first-hand and personally meet with one of our lighting specialists.
If you can’t make it into the store, you can also call our Springfield showroom at (417) 268-9444 or our Branson showroom at (417) 213-5312, or reach us by filling out our online form.