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These Are the Best Light Fixture Ideas for High Ceilings

Make your high ceilings stand out even more with the perfect light fixture.

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June 5, 2024 at 7:00 AM PST
Updated on June 5, 2024 at 12:03 AM PST
Decorate High Ceiling Lights

These Are the Best Light Fixture Ideas for High Ceilings

Make your high ceilings stand out even more with the perfect light fixture.

By
June 5, 2024 at 7:00 AM PST
Updated on June 5, 2024 at 12:03 AM PST

Walking into a room with high ceilings, you can’t help but feel a sense of openness and grandeur. Yet, this architectural feature often leaves homeowners wondering about light fixtures to complement the room’s height while adding warmth. The right lighting can brighten a space and add to the aesthetic.

Here’s how to choose the perfect lighting for your high ceilings.

Chandeliers

Chandeliers are a natural choice for high ceilings. They draw the eye upward and fill the vertical space. When shopping for a chandelier, opt for a design that complements your decor style. For example, you can add a crystal chandelier to a space with a glam theme or a modern, geometric chandelier for a contemporary room. Whatever style you choose, make sure that it is proportionate to the room size and hangs at a suitable height to avoid overpowering the space.

pendant light, high ceilings
Photo Credit: Lotus Design n’ Print

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights work well in clusters over dining tables or kitchen islands. For a cohesive look, choose pendants in varying lengths and designs that match your home’s aesthetic. Remember to adjust the hanging height so that the lights are at eye level when standing.

Recessed Lighting

For a minimalist and clean look, recessed lighting is perfect. It gives you enough light without detracting from other design elements. Recessed lights can be strategically placed to highlight artwork or architectural features. You can use dimmable options to control the intensity and create a cozy vibe.

recessed lights, high ceiling
Photo Credit: Aaron Huber

Oversized Floor Lamps

If you prefer not to hang lights from your tall ceilings, oversized floor lamps can be a good alternative. Choose a floor lamp with an adjustable arm to direct light where you need it most, adding a touch of drama to your decor.

Technical Details

High ceilings may require higher-wattage bulbs or additional fixtures to avoid dark spots. Energy-efficient LED bulbs are a great choice to provide bright light while keeping energy consumption low. Layering is key when lighting a room with tall ceilings. Combine different types of fixtures to create a balanced and inviting space. Reduce harsh shadows by using wall sconces, table lamps and accent lights.



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