The living room lighting needed to be inconspicuous (our ceilings are low so we didn’t want to accentuate that with your eye being drawn immediately to the fixture. We have lots to look at in the house, but didn’t want it to be the light fixture first and foremost. And it needed to give a lot of light.
So we ended up not with something that resembled the spider I mentioned last week, but recessed lights!
Here’s where we are this morning…
These are the two lights above our dining area of the room:
And on the rest of the room where the couch/”living” area is:
I may as well say that putting canned lights in when the ceiling is wide open (without drywall) is of course much easier. We had that luxury for our kitchen, but the living room is old crumbly plaster, so we had quite a go at cutting nice clean circles. Some of the holes you see in those photos are from the anchors used to hang the spidery-light we tried first. Or was that second? We tried out the Fanaway retractable fan too, but I didn’t get any pictures. The light hung too low, even though it was the shortest fan we could find at a 14″ drop from ceiling to bottom of the fixture. I still like it and wish I had a place for it – it’s the perfect fan for those who want air flow sometimes but don’t like the look of ceiling fans (the blades retract up above the light fixture when not in use).
On to the Fix It All and paint.