Current Trends In Lighting

The interview between host JD Roberto of The Better Show and Editor Samantha Hart of Better Homes and Gardens  on current lighting trends was informative and well worth examining. We thought it might be interesting to match up Quoizel’s products with the current trends they highlighted.

A huge trend right now is geometric lighting including sharp lines and clean edges in a very modern design. What’s great about geometric fixtures is the modern design can also be brought into a traditional setting creating a striking visual interest. Quoizel’s Carnegie chandelier, from the Uptown Collection, has a beautiful, modern design with some added elegance from the exposed vintage bulbs. Introduced in 2013, it is a mix of a contemporary and nostalgic-inspired design.


Don’t Overlook Your Lighting When Selling your Home!

Americans are spending again, and that’s a good sign for the economy.  After the recession in 2008, people cut back heavily on their purchases.  As more people are finding jobs and incomes have been slowing rising, this trend translates to an increase in consumer spending which is good news for the auto and housing industries. If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’re probably wondering, “How much can I get for it?” Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. It’s careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home that will get you the most money for your home. There are a lot of things that affect potential buyers when they are taking a tour of your home.  Poor lighting can make a home look dingy and dirty.  Here are a few tips to help your home look bright and marketable:


Bright Ideas for a Productive Home Office

Kids are back at school so time to trade in that beach chair for a comfortable office chair.  Also, time to spruce up your home office and make it a place you want to work in every day.

Creating a lighting scheme that successfully produces an environment that is easy to work in should be top on the list. Bringing as much natural light as you can by setting up your home office space near a wall with windows will make you more productive to handle the tasks of the day.

Adding ambient and task lighting will help supplement the natural light especially as the days and sunlight hours shorten. A well-lit room will visually enlarge your interior and make you want to linger in it longer especially on those days when deadlines have to be met.  


Looking Up Never Looked Better!!

There is good reason to look up!!

Today’s ceilings are a lot more elaborate and have more architectural design than in years passed.  A great ceiling design whether it is in the living room or the dining area, the kitchen or the bedroom, can give a room unique and individual character leaving quite an impression to all who enter.

There are countless patterns, designs and colors to choose from. From a tray ceiling to beam ceilings, a cove ceiling to the highly popular drop ceiling, coordinating your lighting with these unusual ceiling patterns can give your home a dazzling look.


Choose the Right Size Chandelier for Your Entryway

You only get one chance at making a first impression.  When your guests enter your home, the foyer fixture will set the tone for the rest of your home, so what impression do you want to give.

When choosing a fixture for your foyer, size and scale are both very important considerations.  Selecting the wrong size chandelier for the space, may have the fixture look minuscule in comparison to the room or might be too overpowering for a smaller space.

Consider your entryways:

  • Ceiling height. Start by comparing the height of the chandelier to the height of the space. A wise rule of thumb is to allow 84 inches of space between the bottom of the chandelier and the floor.  If the ceiling is less than 84 inches, a chandelier is not recommended for your foyer.
  • Width. A quick way to determine if an entryway can accommodate the width of the chandelier is to add its length and width in feet. For example, an entryway that is 10 feet in width and 12 feet in length can accommodate a chandelier that is up to 22 inches wide.
  • Decorative features. Don’t forget to include a ceiling cap, the dimensions of an odd shaped entryway, or unique window features into consideration when choosing a chandelier. Every entryway is different and you should choose the chandelier that’s best for your unique space.

Contact Quoizel today for ideas on how to make your visitors feel welcome when they enter your home!