It is best to remember that no single type of lighting gets the job done in its entirety. Recessed lighting is often used as accent lighting. It cannot be the sole light source in most rooms. Mix recessed lights with floor lamps rail lighting and pendant lights to get the desired illumination.
From the straight lines to the curve… The featured lamps below are mesmerizing thanks to their curved construction. Like this classic Arco Floor Lamp designed in 1962 by Achille Castiglioni and his brother Pier Giacomo. Available at Design Within Reach the piece has a swiveling shade that extends eight feet illuminating whatever rests beneath it.
With Terho taking the shape of delightful acorns the Tatti table lamps seem to be inspired by the outline of a mushroom. The opal white glass-blown casings of the lamps give them their chic and trendy appearance while the Finnish alder ‘hats’ on top bring in a ‘natural’ appeal.
The precious style of lighting house Catellani and Smith shines fully through this beautiful pendant lamp very suited for a dining table. The organic cowrie-inspired shaped is simplified and refined covered in gold or silver colored plating.
The way you place recessed lights depends also on the intensity of illumination you wish to achieve and the areas you want to highlight. They are great for highlighting art work on the walls or a small nice in the corner as well. Choosing the right trim also depends largely on the existing color scheme of the room and surrounding décor.
This is a trait that is particularly useful in places like the home library the reading room bedroom or home office where the floor lamp offers ample lighting exactly where it is required. Though pendant lights and track lighting can offer the same they are far more difficult to move around along with your décor.