Design Insider: Tried and True Lighting Pairs for Rooms

Happy Monday, Fabulistas! I’ve been thinking a lot about lighting. A well-lit room feels happier, so when designing spaces I try to incorporate just the right amount of light. I love to use pairs of lights in my designs. The pairs make spaces feel luxe and upscale, and they provide double the amount of light! Here are a few areas of the home where I love to use lighting pairs.

Foyer Table Lamps

A pair of table lamps on a foyer table makes the space feel cozy. I often place the lamps on either side of the console table, anchored by a mirror or piece of large-scale art leaning against the wall. A mirror is a great way to amplify the light!

Tried and true pairs of lighting

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Dining Area Chandeliers

An elegant way to accent your dining table is to install a pair of chandeliers or pendants. This is a great substitute for an oversized fixture, and it makes a statement. Depending on your look, you can pick a traditional chandelier or simple pendant lights.

Tried and true pairs of lighting

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Powder Room Sconces

A pair of sconces is the perfect way to light a powder room. Powder rooms are often small and there isn’t much room for other types of light fixtures. You can install sconces on either side of the mirror for a glam look.

Tried and true pairs of lighting

from Pinterest

Bedroom Reading Lamps

A good pair of reading lamps is a must in the bedroom. I love to read before I go to bed and prefer a beautiful pair of lamps to light my space. For great bedside lamps, you can use table lamps, floor lamps or wall-mounted sconces.

Tried and true pairs of lighting

from Pinterest

Living Room Floor Lamps 

Flanking floor lamps is a great way to highlight an important piece in a living area. I often use floor lamps to anchor a sofa or a fireplace. These large-scale elements not only light the highlighted piece, they also serve as a sculptural element, all while adding a little flare to the space!

Tried and true pairs of lighting

from Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper

There are so many ways to use pairs of lights in a space, whether they be table lamps, floor lamps, sconces or  chandeliers. Think outside the box and you’ll come up with something fantastic! What pairs do you love using to light up your spaces?