Chrome Ceiling Lights
Out of all of the available choices, chrome ceiling lights are probably the most versatile for working in almost every room of the home. There are thousands of different shapes, styles, and sizes of these lights, so a few dozen are bound to work with your home's design.
Fortunately, figuring out which of these styles is best for your home is easy. That will be the first part of the hub.
From there, I want to cover how to make sure that chrome is the right finish for your space. I'll show you some massive design faux pas to avoid when using chrome, and some colors to avoid in the rest of the room.
Lastly, we'll discuss why chrome light fixtures tend to cost less when compared to those in other finishes. If you don't know much about chrome, this stuff is important to know!
Choosing The Right Light Fixture
Picking out the right chrome light fixture is simple. Start by grabbing a pen and a piece of paper. From there, start jotting down any common shapes and angles that you're seeing in the room you want to install this into. You are going to see some patterns in the lines and shapes that are recurring in this room.
It's important that you look everywhere in the room. That includes the lines on the floor, all the way up to the ceiling joints. This is crucial for finding the light fixture that works perfectly in your space.
As soon as you wrap this up, and you have a dozen or so different things on your list, you have just created a feature list for your new light fixture. The things that are recurring throughout your space are going to be what you want to find in the new chrome light that you install. Now, that was easy, wasn't it?!
Chrome Faux Pas
While chrome ceiling lights are extremely versatile, there are a couple of things that you must avoid to make sure that your light looks great.
The first, and most common sense, is to make sure that there are no other metal surfaces in your space that are finished in copper, brass, or gold. These colors, when contrasted against chrome, look terrible. I know that this is just my opinion, but it's an opinion that's shared with the bulk of the population! Avoid this at all costs!
Another thing to watch out for is pastel colors in a room that has chrome fixtures. This is a much more minor problem, but can still cause an awkward look. The problem is that pastel colors are too soft to reflect much in your light fixture, which causes the chrome to stand out and be very "loud" in the room. Bold and stronger colors reflect back more, and cause the fixture to blend much better.
Why Do Chrome Ceiling Lights Cost Less?
While not every chrome ceiling light will cost less than a brass or stainless finish, they usually do. Chrome fixtures generally start out as nickel, or other cheap compound, and are then dipped in a chrome finish. Since they start out as a much less expensive raw material, they end up costing less.
The same principle goes for brushed nickel fixtures and some of the low end brass ones.
Chrome Ceiling Lights Are (almost) Always A Great Choice
As you can see (if you actually read this far!) chrome ceiling lights work great all over the home. They are very versatile and affordable, and when you take the time to figure out which style is best for your space you are going to be very happy with yours for years to come.
More Lighting Hubs By The Empire
- Garden Lights: A Shopping Primer
Garden lights in your backyard take it from a great place to hang out during the day, to a great place to hang any time. A well designed and planned garden lighting layout is the key to achieving a highly...
- Buyer's Guide - Solar Yard Lights
Solar yard lights are an easy way to be a little nicer to the planet. With the attention that the media and government are placing on global warming, carbon footprints, and energy conservation solar yard...
- Buyer's Guide - Deck Lights
Deck lights will make you able to enjoy your new deck all and night. Deck lighting provide you with the perfect functional accent. They look great, keep your deck lit, and work as an added safety measure in...
- Buyer's Guide - Outside Lighting
Outside lighting for your home adds value and safety to your property. A well planned and executed outside lights design is the key to improving functionality and appearance. I recommend working on either...
More by this Author
Title loans are risky business, and are normally a bad choice. However, people still use them, so it's important to discuss how they should be used, and what to watch out for when applying for them. In case you don't...
Learning how to get rid of slugs and get rid of earwigs at the same time is easy. Earwigs and slugs are two of the most common garden pests. They can go unnoticeable in small amounts, but when there are a lot...
Finding the best acne body wash is easy and will help you clear your skin. Body acne, bacne, or whatever you want to call it is embarrassing. Find the best body wash for you right here!