CARTOON DESIGNER WITH CHANDALIER.  Texts says,"lets talk about lighting."

All the news is dark and gloomy these days, so I think it is a great time to talk about lighting. This post is the first of a series of mini-posts about lighting, my literal attempt to light up your life.

Have you been to a lighting galley recently or even just browsed online? If you have, you know that lighting fixtures once thought of as just being functionally necessary have evolved into spectacular works of art.

This table and chairs are simple by design but the sculptural element of the chandelier makes the whole room feel alive. Photo by Vecislavas Popa on Pexels.com

When strolling through my favorite lighting stores, I am in awe of the opportunities of expression these beautiful fixtures present. I know that the right lighting fixture can elevate the drama in a room and set the stage for style.

black kettle beside condiment shakers and green fruits and plants on tray on brown wooden table
Lighting can define your style and become a dynamic focal point. Photo by Mark McCammon on Pexels.com

Often for me, It is difficult to resist the impulse to indulge in a new set of lamps. When I see sensational lamps, I immediately think, where can I put those because I most definitely need them! Today’s lamp designs offer many choices of sizes, colors, and shades—what a superb opportunity to make a splash in a room.

Because I am infatuated with lamps, I am often surprised when clients say they don’t need lamps because they have ceiling lighting. This statement tells me that many people don’t realize lighting needs to be layered and come from various sources. In my opinion, the more, the better.

In upcoming posts, we will talk about the different lighting types. This first blog post’s purpose is to open your eyes to what lighting fixtures offer aesthetically and get you excited about lighting up your world.

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Barbara Rose

Hi I am Barbara Rose. I am an Interior Designer and I started design2bhappy to inspire others to think of Interior Design as more than just creating a beautiful home. It is about living comfortably, while being surrounded by things you love. It is about creating an environment that we feel good in while providing a sanctuary to counter- balance the stress that life can throw at us. This blog is aimed at helping others achieve that "there is no place like home" feeling.


  1. Can’t wait for the next blogs on lighting. Lighting it for me the hardest part about decorating and the one thing that is left for last when doing a room.

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