When you enter a room you have never been in before, where do you look? The chances are the answer is not ‘up’. Instead you will probably look round at the furniture and the room itself, at eye level or below. You may look up at an eye catching painting or image on the wall. But you won’t look right up to the ceiling light.
But this doesn’t necessarily apply in all situations. For example if the room in question has an eye catching ceiling light you will most certainly look up at it. Think about visiting stately homes or any similar buildings for example. If they have a chandelier hanging from the ceiling, do you notice it and instantly look up to see it? Many of us do.
You may not have chandeliers hanging from your own ceilings at home, and you may not want them there either. But you can still catch people’s eyes by purchasing lights that do more than simply light up the room when you switch them on.
If you want to go down this route you first need to think about the height of your ceiling. If you are going to opt for something that will hang down into the room, you need to make sure it won’t knock the heads of anyone walking through the room. Not all houses are built to take elaborate chandeliers!
Following on from this, you need to think about how big you want the light to be in other ways. For example it can be big horizontally rather than vertically, so you can still have a large light that catches the eye without it hanging down too far.
Design is a big issue as well. Not all homes will suit the same design of lighting, and this means you should carefully consider all the possibilities before you decide which one to buy. If your home is modern you will want modern and dynamic lighting to go with it. If you live in a two hundred year old cottage however, you will need to find something very different indeed.
Whatever your own tastes are with regard to ceiling lights, you can see that choosing something truly stunning will help you to catch the attention of everyone who visits your home. Wouldn’t you like to make a splash with your ceiling lights?