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Lighting by Room

Great Options for Your Home

Every room in your home deserves to have the perfect lighting, and at Dulles Electric Supply, we’re here to help you find it. We’re proud to be Sterling’s lighting store, and since 1985, we’ve helped countless homeowners find the right lighting for their bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and more. Visit our showroom today to learn more!

Bathroom

You use your master bathroom every single day, and your home also may have a bathroom attached to the guest bedroom, as well as a powder room near the front of the house. Each bathroom space needs lighting to make it both comfortable and functional, and that can be achieved with the right combination of ambient, accent, and task lighting.

For the master bathroom, consider a mini chandelier for the ambient fixture. You can match that with wall sconces next to the vanity mirrors, creating the perfect light for personal hygiene tasks. Recessed lighting can be a good choice as well, especially above the bathtub and shower. You can employ these same ideas in the guest bath and powder room, creating spaces that are bright but also luxurious.

Bedroom

No two bedrooms are the same, and you might have specific lighting ideas for your master bedroom, while also looking for new fixtures for your kids’ bedrooms and your guest room. For ambient lighting in the master bedroom, think about what you can do instead of the standard flush-mount fixture or ceiling fan. While those can be good choices in the right setting, you might be looking for something different, such as pendant lights or a new chandelier.

Bedside lamps are a must for accent and task lighting, and you can add wall sconces around the room to create layers of light. Be sure to remember lighting controls such as dimmer switches, so that you can set the lights where you want them based on your mood or the time of day. As for the other bedrooms in your home, our showroom has plenty of styles to choose from to fit every need.

Dining Room

The dining room is often reserved for special occasions such as holidays and family reunions, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have the perfect lighting all year round. Everything starts with the dining room chandelier, and from there, you can build the rest of your lighting design around the central fixture. As for the chandelier, it’s important to choose one that fits your personal style, as well as one that fits within the room.

Sconces can be a great complement to any chandelier, and they’ll add accent lighting that makes your dining room more inviting. Well-placed lamps can also be good additions, given that they don’t take up too much space. If you have artwork in the dining room that you want to highlight, consider adding track lighting to draw the eye to the painting or photograph.

Entry/Foyer

People create their first impression of your home the moment they step through the front door, which is why it’s imperative to have the right lighting for your entryway. Front entries and foyers are all shapes and sizes, and each one calls for different lighting solutions. A large, two-story entryway can benefit from a large chandelier that shines brightly within the space, while a foyer with a ceiling of standard height will need a flush or semi-flush mount fixture. As with many of the spaces we’ve mentioned, wall sconces can be great for entryways, as they bring the light down to eye level.

If you have a smaller front entry, consider adding a mirror or two so that light bounces around the space, making it feel bigger than it actually is. With the right ambient and accent fixtures, you can make sure every person who steps through your front door forms a positive first impression of your home.

Living Room

Your living room might be the same as your family or great room, but if you have a separate space where the family gathers, then it’s good to find lighting that suits this room as well. The living room is likely on the main floor of the house, which means it gets plenty of daylight. However, in the evening, you might like to sit down and read a favorite book in the living room, or catch up with your family on what they did during the course of the day.

With the right overhead lighting, lamps, and more, your living room can be an intimate gathering place where people love to spend time. A modern chandelier or ceiling fan can be added to the ceiling, while you place accent fixtures such as lamps around the room. If you have a fireplace, think about adding sconces above the mantelpiece for that perfect touch.

Family Room

The family room, or “great room” as some may call it, often requires the most amount of lighting, simply because it’s one of the largest spaces in the house. Your family room may have a vaulted ceiling, as well as large windows that let in plenty of sunlight during the day, so planning your lighting will take both time and energy.

A large statement fixture, such as a chandelier, can provide the ambient light your family room needs. You can install recessed lights for more ambient illumination, without having to worry about more fixtures hanging down into the room. Table and floor lamps add accent and task lighting, making the room ideal for reading, conversation, and play time. You’ll want to have the right lighting controls in your family room so that you can turn on the lights you need whenever you want.

Game Room

A game room or home theater can present unique lighting challenges, mostly due to the TV screens in the room. You might have a large flat screen TV on the wall, and the last thing you want is for there to be a glare on the screen from the lights around  the room. For any viewing and entertainment areas, go with recessed lights to reduce the amount of glare on the TV. You’ll also want dimmer switches so that you can lower the lights on movie nights.

If your game room has a pool table, then an island light is a must-have fixture. This light, along with small table or desk lamps for the bar and seating areas, will make your game room cozy and inviting, and you’ll want to spend plenty of time in the space.

Hallway

A game room or home theater can present unique lighting challenges, mostly due to the TV screens in the room. You might have a large flat screen TV on the wall, and the last thing you want is for there to be a glare on the screen from the lights around  the room. For any viewing and entertainment areas, go with recessed lights to reduce the amount of glare on the TV. You’ll also want dimmer switches so that you can lower the lights on movie nights.

If your game room has a pool table, then an island light is a must-have fixture. This light, along with small table or desk lamps for the bar and seating areas, will make your game room cozy and inviting, and you’ll want to spend plenty of time in the space.

Kitchen

Everyone loves gathering in the kitchen, which is why having the right lighting is so important. Friends and family congregate in the kitchen whenever they’re over to visit, and you and your family likely use it as space where you can come together to make and enjoy delicious food. When it comes to kitchen lighting, functionality is key, but form also plays an important role.

Your ambient lighting can come from recessed and pendant lighting, making it easier to see as you move around the kitchen. Pendant lights above the island help with serving and entertaining, and can function as both accent and task lighting. Under cabinet lights are very important task fixtures, as they help while you’re mixing ingredients and preparing meals. Finally, don’t forget that ever-important light above the sink to help with washing dishes and cleaning up after guests have gone home for the night.

Office

Working from home can be ideal for those who run their own business or who travel a lot for their job. When thinking about home office lighting, your first thought is likely about finding the perfect desk lamp. While a desk lamp is important, it’s not the only fixture your workspace will need.

For the ambient lights on the ceiling, it’s best to go with fixtures that provide lots of light. After all, you need plenty of light so that you don’t experience eye strain while working on your computer or looking at paperwork all day. On top of brightness, which is measured in lumens, you’ll also want light bulbs of the proper color temperature, which our staff can help you find. Finally, add your desk lamp for task lighting, as well as a table or floor lamp for accent lighting in the corner of your home office.

Outdoor

The outdoor spaces around your home are meant to be extensions of your indoor spaces, especially when talking about the backyard. Your back deck, patio, or gazebo needs to be illuminated with the proper outdoor lighting so that you can see as you entertain guests in the summer or simply spend time together as a family. Post lights, landscape lighting, and more can help bring your exterior spaces to life.

The right outdoor lighting should also keep your home safe and secure. Motion sensor lights on your garage and timers on your porch lights can ensure your fixtures turn on when they’re supposed to, deterring people from trespassing on your property. Not only will your home look great from the outside, but it will be protected by having lights in all the right spots.

Find New Lighting Today

No matter which spaces you want to update with new lighting, Dulles Electric Supply is here to help. Our showroom is filled with amazing options to fit every taste, and you can find new fixtures for your bathroom, bedroom, and more. We have options from the world’s leading lighting brands, including Hinkley, Kichler, and Quoizel. You can find your favorite lighting styles, such as Craftsman or European, and you can also meet with an American Lighting Association-certified expert to discuss your ideas for a new lighting design.

Above all, we want you to have access to the finest lighting products available today. You can start by browsing our online catalog for ideas and inspiration, and you can purchase items directly online if you find a fixture you absolutely love. To see a light for yourself, come to our store and let our staff show you just exactly how a light can fit into your home. We’ll gladly answer any questions you have about placement, installation, and more. If you’re adding the lights yourself, our fully stocked supply counter can help you find the parts and tools you need to get the job done.

Don’t let your home suffer from subpar lighting — visit Dulles Electric Supply in Sterling today and let us show you our dedication to providing every customer with the perfect lighting options!

We look forward to seeing you soon!