Inspiration

House tours, trend galleries, tech talk and more, our inspiration section is here to help spark ideas for your next big lighting project.


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Indoor Outdoor Ideas
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Outdoor Ideas

Outdoor Ideas

Stylish outdoor sconces for the front door, portable lamps for the patio - these outdoor lighting ideas will add a little shine to your outdoor oasis.

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Home Office Ideas

Home Office Ideas

The home office is quickly becoming our main HQ, and these spaces show how ample storage, high-tech features and versatile lighting can keep us calm, creative and concentrated.

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Space Tour: Cory/Paeth
Bedroom Ideas

Bedroom Ideas

Adjustable lighting, plush materials, reading lamps and pale pastels, these serene master suites are the ultimate at-home getaway.

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Space Tour: Third Coast Provisions
Dining Room Ideas

Dining Room Ideas

Dinner parties, date nights, holidays and homework, these stylish dining rooms serve up lighting and home decor ideas for every event, big and small.

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Best Reading Lights

Best Reading Lights

From adjustable floor lamps, bedside swing arms, pivoting desk lamps and beyond, we've selected the best reading lights to make your next read just a little more enlightening.

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Space Tour: Bartucci Salon

Space Tour: Bartucci Salon

The Bartucci Salon offers premium haircare services with a clean, contemporary design scheme. Scroll through and see how founder Erin Bartucci partnered with Lightology lighting consultants to create a dreamy, chic space for her patrons.

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Living Room Ideas
Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen Ideas

The heart of the home serves up delicious meals, craft cocktails, working surfaces and homework stations. These eye-catching kitchens prove that versatility is key.

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Bathroom Ideas

Bathroom Ideas

From expansive master baths to petite powder rooms, these stylish grooming spaces show that vanity lights and LED mirrors can really make a bathroom shine.

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Lantern Pendants
House Tour: Ultra Modern Mountain Oasis
Best Floor Lamps Under $500
Best Table Lamps Under $300
Best Vanity Lights Under $500

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Best Vanity Lights Under $500

From midcentury glass globes fixed above the mirror to minimalist LED bars along the sides, our handpicked selection of the best bathroom vanity lights under $500 will to add a glow to your grooming space.

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Best Pendants Under $1000

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Best Pendants Under $1000

From simple to statement, matte black to polished white, crystal beads to hammered bronze, our selection of the best pendants under $1000 will help your project shine without putting you over budget.

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Best Chandeliers Under $1000
Get the Look: Modern Lodge
High Porcelain: The History of Lladró
Office Tour: Ghost Lifestyle
House Tour: Long Island Escape
LED Lighting

Technology

LED Lighting

Lighting technology is evolving at breakneck speed, and LEDs continue to lead the way, cutting down on power usage, warming up in color temperature and offering total lighting control like never before.

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The How To Lighting Guide
House Tour: Turks & Caicos Villa
House Tour: LA Hillside Home
House Tour: Skyline Suite
Rockstar Style

Rockstar Style

Metal studs, matte black finishes, leather straps and vintage fringe - channeling a rocker style invites grit, glamour and industrial edge into any space.

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House Tour: Firehouse Rehab
House Tour: Maryland Multi-Level
Warm Dim & Tunable White
Canadian Design
House Tour: Woodsy Retreat
Petite Friture de Près
Kid's Room Ideas

Kid's Room Ideas

From soccer lights to animal lamps, colorful stools to playful patterns, our selection of kid-friendly designs help illuminate more than just the room, they spark imagination.

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Dorm Room Lights & Decor Ideas
Material World: Metal, Marble, Wood & More
Fibers: Wicker, Rattan, Jute & Beyond
Best Metal Lights

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Best Metal Lights

Matte black and brass, vintage gold, hammered bronze and polished chrome, we forged a list of the best metal lights to help channel your inner rockstar.

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13 Fixtures Casting Creative Shadows
Inside Delta’s Futuristic Lobby
Best Desk Lamps
Ceramic Lights & Design
Concrete Lights & Design
Best Picture Lights
Paintings & Wall Art
Italy’s Karman Creates Lighting With Art & Magic
Planters & Vases
Tropical Design
Globe Lights
Plaster-In Architectural Lighting
Modern Black Ceiling Fans
Meet the Design Brand Cleaning Up the Ocean
Best Outdoor Wall Lights
Color & Design
Q&A with Melogranoblu

Q&A with Melogranoblu

For over two decades, Italy's Melogranoblu have been crafting works of art, transforming the lighting world and carrying fine Italian craftsmanship and glassblowing into the 21st century.

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Fan Direction in Summer vs Winter
Fringe Lights
Best Ceiling Fans with Lights
Best Path Lights

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Best Path Lights

Every outdoor project includes a walkway: From backyard boardwalks and garden trails to poolside paths and beyond. Light up your next night hike with some of our best and brightest path lights and bollards.

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Light Systems

Light Systems

High-tech, customizable and fully scalable, today's advanced lighting systems allow you to build a fixture that fits your needs, big or small.

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Ceiling Fans & Beyond

Ceiling Fans & Beyond

Cool off in the heat of the summer. Keep your home circulated in the dead of winter. Whether you're looking for a sleek and modern ceiling fan, rustic outdoor fan, vintage floor fan or extra large fan for an extra large space, we're here to help make fan shopping easy breezy.

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Outdoor Chandeliers & Pendants
Outdoor String Lights

Outdoor String Lights

Outdoor string lights can make a rooftop bar glimmer, a spacious deck dazzle, or a backyard pergola glow. Bring that warm, summer ambiance to your next outdoor project; sunsets not included.

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9 Green Tips for Sustainable Lighting
Marble Lights & Furniture
Portable Lights
Outdoor Lighting Ideas
In Pictures: Salone & Euroluce 2019
Tripod Floor Lamps

Tripod Floor Lamps

A timeless example of form meets function, the tripod floor lamp gives any space a little extra dose of style. From vintage Hollywood spotlights to wooden, modern farmhouse fixtures, these tripod floor lamps deserve three cheers.

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Best Plug In Lights

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Best Plug In Lights

Not all light fixtures require an electrician. Wall lights, reading lights, and pendants don't have to be a remodeling project; these fixtures are ready to go out of the box.

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Best Bathroom Vanity Lights
Pipeline Modular Lighting
Interior Design Style Guide
Whimsical Style

Whimsical Style

At once eccentric, abstract and sculptural, whimsical design never takes itself too serious, adding a cheeky twist on real-life objects or recreating vintage items with high-tech features.

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Global Design

Global Design

A westernized term that typically involves designs from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America, global design draws from many diverse regions, culminating in a well-traveled aesthetic.

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Victorian Style

Victorian Style

Characterized by ornate shapes, Gothic architecture, damask prints and Baroque paintings, Victorian designs feel at once historic, haute and a bit haunting.

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Midcentury Modern

Midcentury Modern

The Atomic Age. Retro futurism. Space Age style. One of the most sought-after looks since the 1950s, Midcentury Modern design is at once timeless and nostalgic.

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Southwest Style
Memphis Style

Memphis Style

Founded in Italy by prolific architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, Memphis design incorporates exaggerated scale, cartoonish shapes, abstract lines and bold colors to create one of the most whimsical design movements of the late 1900s.

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French Country
Bohemian Style
Recessed Track Lighting
Best Midcentury Modern Lighting
Living Large: Big Lights for Big Spaces
14 Best Multi-Purpose Lights
Art Deco Style

Art Deco Style

The glamour of Gatsby, the skyline of Manhattan, the shapes of Cubism, all culminated together in one of the most iconic styles of the past century: Art Deco.

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What is Hygge?
Scandinavian Design
Handmade Lights
Wood Lights
Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Whether gifting for your fashion-forward family, design-savvy friend or indulging on yourself this season, our in-stock selection is sure to brighten anyone's spirits.

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Q&A with Ferroluce

Q&A with Ferroluce

Born in 1982 by Valter and Miriam Valentinuz with a vision for preserving Italian craftsmanship and excellency, Ferroluce represents tradition and antique charm.

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Gothic Style

Gothic Style

From golden skulls to matte black pendants, the dark side of decor is surprisingly stylish. Dim the lights, draw the curtains and let's get gothic!

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18 Best Linear Suspensions

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18 Best Linear Suspensions

From rustic farmhouse kitchen island pendants to sleek and contemporary linear suspensions, these 18 fixtures offer style, uplighting, downlighting and more, ready to go the distance.

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Inside Cynthia Moreno's Colorful LA Apartment
Up Close: The Blacksmiths Reinventing Modern Lighting
Glass Light

Glass Light

Hand blown, Czech, smokey and seeded, glass lights come in a surprising variety of options. From stained glass pendant lights to glass globes and frosted shades, these fixtures bring smooth texture and a subtle shimmer to any space. So let's raise a glass ...

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Arc Floor Lamps

Arc Floor Lamps

An overhead light without the hassle of lighting? A midcentury modern floor lamp with timeless appeal? No matter how you see it, the arc floor lamp is one of the most iconic designs of the 20th century.

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Blown Away:  Meet the Glass Blowers at  Keep Brooklyn

Blown Away: Meet the Glass Blowers at Keep Brooklyn

In a world of manufacturing machines, automation, VR and AI, hand-craftsmanship stands out. Small variations from piece to piece, attention to the tiniest of details, improvised edits and enduring quality help the modern makers of today keep a leg up on their robotic counterparts. No one knows this better than the Brooklyn glass blowers at Keep.

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Best Drum Pendants

Best Drum Pendants

Perhaps the most recognizable shape in the lighting world, the classic drum pendant provides shaded, ambient lighting with options to bring color and character. With these drum pendants, you can truly march to the beat of your own drummer!

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Oh So Glamorous

Oh So Glamorous

Diamonds and crystals and gilding, oh my! When it comes to glamour, more is more. Shimmering chandeliers, over-the-top table lamps, dangling crystals and facet-cut glass; nothing elevates a space more than a glamorous fixture. As the old saying goes, "glamour never takes a day off."

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Back to School

Back to School

The iconic desk lamp is every students best friend, but don't forget about reading lights, string lights and Bluetooth speakers. Studying never felt so stylish.

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Meet NOON HOME
Design by Decade: 1980s

Design by Decade: 1980s

The 1980s brings up images of glass brick walls, oversized track lighting, pink bathrooms, Memphis-inspired living rooms, and dressing room-style light bulbs. A bizarre decade for design, but an intriguing one at that - full of nods to Art Deco, geometric flair that makes a statement all while remaining functional.

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Compasso d’Oro: Industrial Design’s Oldest Award
Behind the Design: Rick Tegelaar's Meshmatics Pendant for Moooi
Q&A with Lighting Designer Matthew McCormick
Beaded Chandeliers & Pendants
Design by Decade: 1970s
Atomic Light

Atomic Light

One of the most iconic designs from the Mid-Century Modern era is the Sputnik chandelier. Born from the Space Race and Atomic Age of design, Sputnik style draws futuristic shapes with round globes, bursting lines and atom formations to create something that - today - feels both vintage and futuristic.

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Q&A with the Terzani Family

Q&A with the Terzani Family

Every so often, a star is born - one that transforms the design world with a bold new vision. Sergio Terzani is one such star, a true maverick paving the way for modern Italian luxury with his ultra-chic lighting brand Terzani.

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How to Light a Living Room

How to Light a Living Room

From spotlighting family photos and artwork on the walls to providing ample light when the kids do their homework, let's explore the many lighting layers that make your living room come to life.

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Q&A with NYC Design Studio Masson & Tank

Q&A with NYC Design Studio Masson & Tank

New York City design firms have a tough challenge: Stand out from acclaimed competition, set the bar for much of the world, please your high-end clients and do it all in a space under 1000 square feet. No one understands this better than Masson & Tank.

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Human-Centric Lighting

Human-Centric Lighting

How exactly does lighting affect our lives? Why does a sunset help us feel relaxed? Why are we more productive under bright, white light? The answers lie deeply embedded in our evolutionary biology, and Human-Centric Lighting is giving us control.

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Mountain Living: Tour This Aspen Home

Mountain Living: Tour This Aspen Home

Colorado is home to awe-inspiring, mountainous terrain, bustling wildlife and dense, evergreen forests. When you're an interior designer in Aspen like Julie Schlafer, you keep all of these components in mind, allowing your designs to complement the riveting scenery.

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Salone del Mobile 2018
Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature

Sometimes organic and imperfect in form, other times impossibly meticulous and symmetrical, nature provides an endless supply of inspiration, and these designs prove it.

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Creator with a Conscience: New Zealand's David Trubridge
Q&A with Artist Kim Curtis: Creativity, Color & How to Light Artwork
Floral Design

Floral Design

Over the years, flora and fauna have inspired textiles, furniture, architecture and lighting, spawning the Art Nouveau movement of the early 20th century - a colorful flower lamp or blooming chandelier are simple ways to bring an organic element to any space.

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Best Chandeliers

Best Chandeliers

Top sellers, iconic designs and hot new favorites, our quest for the best chandelier takes us from vintage to mid-century modern to contemporary minimalism, and everywhere in-between.

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Most Common Lighting Mistakes
Vaulted Ceiling Fans
In the Studio with Lucy Slivinski
An Interview with David Dolcini
Incandescent Edison Bulbs
Vintage LED Edison Bulbs
Gold Design
Silver Design
Socket Pendants
Farmhouse Lighting
48 Iconic Vintage Italian Lights
Industrial Lighting
Minimalist Design
Behind the Design: Tribes by David Abad for TossB
Meet Wonderglass: Crafted Contemporary Lighting
The History of Anglepoise
Il Pezzo Mancante: New Italian Luxury
These 14 Rooms Are the Future of Lighting
Arihiro Miyake's Coppelia Chandelier for Moooi
Design by Decade - 1960s
New Recessed Lighting: Dots & Dashes
A Q&A with Francesco Librizzi (FontanaArte)
New Tie Stix by PureEdge Lighting
Euroluce 2017

Euroluce 2017

From enormous interactive lighting experiences to colorful LEDs and groundbreaking touchscreen controls, visitors were invited to play...

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Photo Recap of ICFF 2017
A Q&A with Hubbardton Forge
A Look at Lightfair 2017
How to Last in Lighting
How to Shop for a Ceiling Fan
Nick Holonyak - LED Lighting
The Path to Great Path Lighting
How to Light Your Landscape
How to Add Accent Lights to Your Trees And Yard
Desk Lamps & Task Lighting
A Wall Lighting Guide

A Wall Lighting Guide

Wall lighting is the perfect addition to any room, a great way to make a space feel more inviting and complete, and a key component of any layered lighting scheme...

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The 101 on Recessed Lighting: Part 1
The 101 on Recessed Lighting: Part 2
How to Light a Bathroom
Best Bathroom Vanity Lighting
A Monorail Lighting Guide
How to Shop for Pendant Lights
How to Light a Dining Room
How to Choose a Chandelier
How to Light a Kitchen
Nikola Tesla - Man of Mystery
Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but on those hot summer days and warm evenings, the patio seems to take over. Here's a look at some of the best outdoor ceiling fans, bringing both beauty and the breeze.

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The 101 on Dark Sky Compliant Lighting
Outdoor Track Lighting
Creative Outdoor Lighting
Design by Decade - 1950s
Design by Decade - 1940s
Design by Decade - 1930s
Design by Decade - 1920s
Design by Decade - 1910s
Design by Decade - 1900s
Meet Mineheart
The 101 on Automated Lighting Controls
CRI, R9 & R13: What's the difference?
LED Desk Lamp
Shuji Nakamura - Blue LED
Tunable White LED Lighting
2017 Design Trends: Personalized LED Lighting
The Future of LED
Bling in the New Year
2017 Trends: Black & Brass
2017 Trends: Geometric Shapes
2017 Trends: Atomic Design
Moroccan Lighting
Coastal Lighting
Matte Black Lighting
Dorm Room Lamps
Sustainable Lighting & Green Design
12 Must-Have Items for Summer Living