A lighting fixture has the power to accessorize a room. Like “architectural jewelry”, lighting designer Randall Whitehead describes, lighting can “dress up or dress down the look”. Now that you know this, selecting a finish for your lighting fixture can be the first step to creating a customized ambiance for your residential or commercial space. Tip 1: Finishes If you’re buying fixtures that have lines or pieces coming together like squares, circles, or any other shape, keep in mind that the connection between lines should be seamless and precise.
- The finish of the fixture should be accurate, it should resemble the one that shows on the product image. The materials used for the finish should feel durable, with no signs that it’ll peel off, with no bumps, unless intentional or part of the design.
- The canopy should have precise edges, allowing it to sit right on the ceiling without space unless the surface has bumps or texture.
- Wirings are important. You don’t want to buy a beautiful centerpiece chandelier and have bulky wiring going into the ceiling. Some fixtures don’t have any visible electric wires. For example, at Vonn, all the electric connections and cables run through the suspension cables that hold the fixture up. Making it visually aesthetic.