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Design Tips: The Right Coastal Lighting
Design tips and key points to help you with your coastal lighting.
Mood- Lighting is no longer just functional....it creates a mood, adds drama and is an important design element. The styles are endless. Choosing the right chandelier, sconce, pendant light, or lamp for your home is easy when you let your imagination run wild.
Style- Think about the mood of your home. Is it a relaxed, put your feet up casual home? Then look towards natural elements. Lighting doesn't have to be traditional. It comes in natural materials like driftwood, iron and sea shells. Coastal Chandeliers - Coral chandeliers, Nautical hanging lights, Wood bead chandeliers, iron armillary's and rope pendants are some of the many choices in casual lighting. The mix of interesting textures will transform your space into a home with character. Our Boat House is known for our unusual lighting choices perfect for a beach house or casual lifestyle.
Function- Nautical lighting is also a perfect design element to add to a coastal style home. Our Boat House is one of the country's largest suppliers of authentic ship lighting. Add a of touch of history with an authentic ship's copper light over a dining table or kitchen counter. These fox lights once lit the cargo bays of old ships. Our solid brass or aluminum sconces, such as the convoy sconce or the 90 degree passageway lights, are perfect for bath rooms, hallways, entry ways or just as an accent light in a living room. Solid brass dock lighting such our Belfast light or Nautical Masthead Piling Light, will add everlasting richness to your docks, decks or entryways.
Determining size- For chandeliers there are a couple of rules you can follow but they are not hard and fast. Our Boat House always provides expert design advise to ensure you are buying the right light for your space.
Installation tips- 1. Add the length and width of your room to determine the diameter of the chandelier, for example if your dining room is 15 x 20, then the diameter of your chandelier should be 35 inches.
2.The chandelier should be 1/2 to 3/4 the width of the dining table
3. To determine the height of the chandelier, it is important to take into account the over all scale of the room, but it is usually hung 30 to 32 inches above the dining table.