I don't love hunting for light fixtures. I have no trouble selecting plumbing, flooring, paint, etc....but finding lighting can be so frustrating. Generally, the biggest issue is finding fixtures that give off a soft light, versus harsh. Many of the fixtures that are "trending" incorporate exposed bulbs, which Ty and I both find hard on the eyes. We were very specific about what we wanted - here were our parameters while shopping for lighting :
This fixture is my favorite. I wanted something interesting, but was limited due to the height of the room. Most fixtures hung too low. This fixture is fun and unique, without being too loud.
I had my heart set on a simplistic piece for the dining room. I actually bought several other fixtures, only to return them. This one spoke to me right away. I fell for the brass interior, and loved its simplicity.
HALLWAYS & GUEST BATH
We have three of these semi-flush fixtures in our home (laundry, guest bath, hallway). This MCM globe invites personality and texture, compared to a typical flush mount or can. The best part? This fixture is $53!
Believe it or not, these pendants were original to the home! (We live in a 1964 Mid Century tri-level). I spray painted the cord brass. Here, or here, is a similar fixture.
SUNROOM / MASTER BEDROOM FAN
I am a fan of this fixture (see what I did there?). It can be difficult to find a not-ugly fan at a good pricepoint. This white fan is a great price for the visual!
Click on the below images for links to each fixture. (Also note our exterior sconce - exterior photos coming soon!)
Thanks for following along! And may this post light the way in your search for new fixtures for your home! (see what I did there!)
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!