How To

All You Need to Know | Dark Sky-Friendly Lighting

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Dark Sky-Friendly Lighting
With the growth of industrialized societies worldwide, light pollution has become a global issue. According to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the widespread use of artificial light at night can adversely affect the environment and energy consumption. Here at Barn Light Electric, many of our fixtures are rooted in RLM-inspired designs which are a natural for dark sky-friendly lighting. The classic warehouse shade, with the bulb tucked high inside, focuses the illumination downward, away from the sky, and produces less glare. ... Read More

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Use White Lighting as an Ideal Design Element
We talk about color quite often here on the Barn Light Electric blog, but today we’re considering the role of white in design and lighting. White, as you might guess, has no hue, but reflects whatever color you shine on it. If you missed this blog post, our guest blogger Whitney May discovered how her light bulbs could change the color of the “white” tile in her powder room! People often use white as a neutral base then add pops of color with fixtures, furniture, and other accent pieces. Others prefer the classic look of black and white with punches of gray thrown in.  ... Read More

How To | Kitchen Lighting Tips

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Kitchen Lighting Tips
We often say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. With a wide range of activities taking place from weekend breakfast spreads and after-school homework to entertaining friends and late-night cups of tea, the kitchen is one space where lighting is a critical component to functionality and style. Today, we’ve gathered some of our best kitchen lighting tips from both customers and our guest bloggers. And, as always, our sales team is a great resource when you have questions about kitchen lighting! ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend
Have plans this weekend? If you have a free day, a free afternoon, or even just a free hour, you have time to update your home before clocking into work on Monday morning. With the simple and easy fixes below, you can transform your home with plenty of time to spare for enjoying the summer sun and fun. Update your light fixtures There’s no simpler way to completely change the look of your space than by updating your light fixtures. A boring fixture doesn’t get noticed—or, worse, gets noticed for the wrong reasons—but a statement fixture can steal the show. For example, a Bubble Chandelier brings sleek modernity and a touch of whimsy to a dining area or living... Read More

How To | Choose Lighting to Complement Patterned Elements

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Choose Lighting to Complement Patterned Elements
When faced with a blank palette, most people consider adding color to enliven a space. But throwing a vibrant texture or pattern into the mix can take a room from routine to remarkable in short order. Adding lighting to patterned walls, or ceilings, can be tricky, but luckily, we found some great examples of patterned spaces on our Instagram feed to share! Jamie, of Jamie Keskin Design, lent her magic touch to a kid’s room by using star-covered wallpaper on the ceiling. The center of the space is anchored by a 20″ Outback Flush Mount Pendant in beautiful Teal. ... Read More

How To | Create a Design-Savvy Bathroom Space

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Create a Design-Savvy Bathroom Space
Summer is a great time to tackle home renovation projects, and we’ve seen quite a few amazing transformations in recent weeks from customers who share photos on Instagram and Facebook. Two spaces that keep popping up are bathrooms and powder rooms. Even though a bathroom may be one of the smaller rooms in the house, it can still play a role in the overall look and feel of a home’s design. Thoughtfully curated lighting, bath linens, and other accessories combine to give a bathroom its own special style. ... Read More