Farmhouse Light Fixtures

Farmhouse Light Fixtures

Sometimes lighting can make all the difference. Farmhouse Light fixtures can really set the tone for your entire home. 

When we moved into our new home, all of our hallways and bedrooms consisted of your basic flush mount dome lights (aka the dreaded boob light). This is a common builder staple in new construction, and can be upgraded with most builders prior to closing. I personally decided to go with the basic light package in most of our rooms. Why?

1) To save money on the front end while building 

2) To avoid making a rushed decision, prior to determining each spaces potiential design direction.

Since the entire building process can be very overwhelming, with lots of permanent decisions made in a short period of time. I felt that focusing on decisions that could not be easily altered in post-construction was the way to go. That would include things like basic floorplan layout, electrical plans, trim and final finishes such as tile and flooring. These were more important to me in the grand scheme of the final design. I also knew at the time, we would be replacing these fixtures upon getting settled in our new home, but it was not going to be an priority up front. 

A few months after getting settled, I chose to go with these beautiful Huntwood Foyer Pendants that were purchased at Wayfair. I really love the way this fixture looks like a outdoor lantern. Minus all the pesky glass you have to keep clean, which is a total pain. They are available in 3 colors, I purchased the Burnished Bronze to match the iron balusters on our staircase bannister and upper balcony rails. I also love the way the light reflects on to the ceiling which is why we installed them on the diagonal,  just another  little designer detail. We took out all of our lower level hallway dome lights and added these pendants to created a semi formal feel. We needed 4 total to complete the look, in all hallways. This is why I recommend purchasing while they are on sale, regular price gets expensive when you need larger quanities. Since we are lucky enough to have 9 ft ceilings, the pendents can hang 2 ft. from the ceiling and do not interfere with the walk space. This is what creates that very high end, expensive look you might see in a hotel or restaurant space.

DESIGNER TIP: Finally, we added a dimmers to all the switches, so we could control the light level, you can see the dimmers in action above. Many people over look this step, which is a shame, because it ‘s so easy. You can change the entire look of a room just by adjusting the light level. You create very low ambient lighting to for a most cozy setting, or turn the dimmer all the way up for more functional task lighting. This step is one of things, that will separate the “designer show homes” from just another pretty house.

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My Top 10 favorite Farmhouse Light Fixtures

These are great because they are all reasonably priced and would make a great addition to any home.  

  1. Sutton Pendant
  2. Makeba 5-Light Globe Pendent
  3. Brookville 6-Light Medium Foyer Lantern
  4. Dewey 3-Light Kitchen Island Pendant
  5. Charlton 1-Light Foyer Pendant
  6. Freemont 5-Light Foyer Pendant
  7. Galindo 3-Light Metal Foyer Pendant
  8. Tremiere 4-Light Geometric Pendant
  9. Hankinson 5-Light Globe Pendant
  10. Bouvet 1-Light Mini Pendant 

 

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WALL PAINT- Agreeable Gray Sherwin Williams TRIM PAINT- Pure White Sherwin Williams FLOORS- Mohawk 3″Forrest Lake Oak Color: Oxford LANTERN LIGHTS- Brickyard 3 light Foyer Pendents Wayfair  LAMP- Pier 1 METAL WALL ART-“GROW OLD WITH ME”JDH Iron Designs CONSOLE TABLE- Black with storage baskets Kirklands PLANT STAND- Pier 1  BENCH-Pottery Barn Benchwright Alfesco Brown Medium COAT RACK- Pottery Barn Cast Iron Row of Hooks

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  21. Those are from Wayfair, which I believe are on sale this Labor Day weekend. As for the installation, it’s not hard to do but since you are new to electrical wiring you may want to Google a how to video just to be safe. ūüėČ

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  23. Great idea for our Farmhouse Kitchen nook, I will have to check it out. Where did you find them at?

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  27. Nice fixtures, I really like them. I wish we had a place to get nice fixtures near us, but we don’t .

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