Timeless Light Fixtures We Have in Our Home

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Light fixtures can really help set the tone for a beautiful home.  Today I’m rounding up all of the classic and timeless light fixtures we have in our home.  From affordable Amazon light fixtures to pricier lights from Serena and Lily, our home has a wide variety of pendants, sconces, flush mounts, semi flush mounts, and ceiling fans- all of which I love!

Timeless Light Fixtures We Have in Our Home

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We’ve been in our new-build townhouse for 2 years now and so far I’ve replaced about 90% of the lights in our home.  10% to go!  The house came with very basic builder grade light fixtures, and these simple swaps have made a huge impact.  While I do prefer lamplight most of the time, it is still practical to have overhead lights that you can flip on when needed.  The key to making this often harsh light easier on the eyes is to make sure to use 2700 Kelvin as your lightbulb temperature.  It’s warm but not too yellow and anything else with a higher Kelvin temperature is just too blue, in my opinion.  It is also nice to have dimmers added in certain key areas.  We have dimmers for our kitchen island pendants, our dining room pendant, and our primary bathroom sconces.  There is nothing worse than harsh overhead lighting, and dimmers make a huge difference!  See below for the timeless wall and ceiling mounted lights we have in our home that help make it look more unique and feel like home.

Hallway Lighting

I have replaced most of the hallway “boob lights” with affordable semi flush mounts and that swap alone makes me SO happy.  These semi flush mount lights from Home Depot are affordable ($39 a piece) and very easy to install.  They instantly elevate a hallway without drawing too much attention.

Bedroom Lighting and Fan

I recently installed a rattan fandolier in our bedroom, which looks like a rattan chandelier but is also a fan.  This caged ceiling fan is the perfect solution for someone who likes a little air movement when they sleep but doesn’t want a traditional ceiling fan.  It has 4 lights, acrylic blades, 6 speeds, the metal parts are a beautiful gold, and it has a remote.  I installed it myself and it really wasn’t too hard at all.  I am so pleasantly surprised by how much air the fandolier circulates, even at lower speeds.  It looks so pretty over our bed and is functional too!  I plan to add the same fandolier in the girls’ room because I love it  so much.  It was an Amazon find and with the coupon it’s around $170.  Such a great deal!  It seems to go in and out of stock, this is the correct listing link, so keep an eye out for the 18″ gold bamboo rattan caged ceiling fan with lights to come back in stock.  This fandolier from Wayfair looks similar.

In Jack’s room I hung a pair of affordable swing arm sconces from Amazon over his daybed.  The blue color is fun yet classic and I think they’re the perfect lights to go in the room of a growing boy.  We use them for reading every night.  They come in a number of other colors as well.

In the girls’ room I have swing arm rattan sconces from Target over their twin beds.  Our rattan swing arm sconces are no longer available, but these rattan swing arm sconces are similar and are made by the same brand that makes the sconces we have in Jack’s room.  We currently have this beaded ceiling light from Lowe’s installed in their bedroom and in the playroom, but I play to swap them out for the same rattan fandolier that we have in our primary bedroom.

Bathroom Lighting

I’ve also swapped out the brushed nickel builder grade vanity lights for classic polished nickel or gold light fixtures.  I have this 2 light polished nickel vanity sconce from Ballard in Jack’s bathroom, and the 3 light version in our guest bathroom.

In our primary bathroom we have a pair of these brushed gold vanity lights from Lowe’s.  They’re a little more modern than what we have in the rest of the house, but they are fun with the wallpaper we have in there.

In the girls’ bathroom I have the Serena and Lily Westbrooke Double Sconce– which is much bigger than I had anticipated.  I had originally bought it for the primary bathroom but it was too large due to the soffit over our vanity so I decided to use the one that I had already unboxed in the girls’ bathroom. It’s beautiful, but probably a bit too nice for a bathroom used by little girls.  It would have been perfect in our bathroom if it had fit!

In our powder room we have a pair of affordable gold sconces from Amazon.  They are $52 for the pair, yet they look incredibly high end!  I hot glued velvet ribbon to elevate the simple white shades.

Island Pendants

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We have a pair of the small bamboo rectangular pendants from Ballard Designs over our kitchen island.  I love how they look!  Don’t be fooled by the word “small,” as they are still quite large.  Perfect for over an island.  The large size would be better over a dining table or entryway.

Dining Room Pendant

I’ve had this Serena and Lily Summerland Outdoor Bell Pendant for years (I bought it at a discount store in Georgia in 2020) and this was the perfect place to use it.  It’s technically made for outdoor use but looks just fine inside.  Here is the indoor version.

Living Room Lighting

I wanted something simple in our living room, so we installed a Serena and Lily Santa Barbara Rattan Flush Mount (size small).  I have had a child or two ask me why I have a basket on my ceiling (LOL) but I think it’s nice and simple and pretty!

Entryway Lighting

serena and lily priano wallpaper

In our entryway I have a rattan pendant that I bought from Target about 5 years ago.  This rattan pendant looks similar!

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