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3 Coastal Lighting Tips for Summer

You may not live by the beach but can feel like you’re on island time with the right lighting and decor for the home. It’s important to have at least one room in the home to relax and unwind! While coastal style creates a calming environment any time of year, it’s seaside appeal makes it an ideal makeover for the summertime. How can you transform your living spaces to exude coastal style?

Coastal Lighting & Decor

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Open, Nautical Fixtures

coastal style room When it comes to coastal charm, less is more. Take a minimalistic approach with fixtures that reflect natural light and complement the soft tones of natural materials. Common lighting styles you may see in a coastally designed room include:

  • Island Pendants
  • Flush Mounts
  • Globe Pendants
  • Lanterns
  • Wagon Wheel Chandeliers
  • Bell Pendants

These fixtures reflect the carefree nature of life at the beach. Exposed light bulbs and nautical elements, like woven rope detailing, offer a welcome break from every day stresses!

Reminiscent of the Beach

Surround yourself with elements that remind you of the beach in the form of lighting and decor. This may include:

  • Wicker and rattan lampshades
  • Frosted shades (like sea glass)
  • Driftwood accents

A sharp contrast from the typical modern room with the latest technologies, coastal rooms evoke a light and airy atmosphere where guests will want to unplug and wind down.

Right Accent Colors

No room is complete without home accents. Complement white or beige walls and furniture with a blue, green or gray area rug or throw pillows – any color that makes you think of the sea! At Connecticut Lighting Centers, we also have an extensive collection of coastal-inspired mirrors, framed art and wall prints.
 
Our showroom staff is knowledgeable of all lighting styles and current trends in the industry. If you’re ready to bring coastal vibes or another ambiance to your home, visit us in Hartford or Southington today!

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