Style Guide

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara
We enjoy bringing you the latest trends, not only in barn lighting, but in home décor and design. Today we welcome back one of the freshest voices in the interior design world — Kevin O’Gara of Thou Swell. Kevin created his interior design blog, named for an old jazz tune, as a place to share home, garden, and entertaining projects with an avant-garde mix of modern and traditional design. We asked Kevin to take the reins of the Barn Light USA blog to share his most recent projects — two dorm room makeovers he completed for friends at Cornell University where Kevin studies Design and Environmental Analysis. ... Read More

Rustic Furniture Collection Debuts at Barn Light USA

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Rustic Furniture Collection Debuts at Barn Light USA
As if launching a new website wasn’t exciting enough last week, we’re over the moon about adding a collection of rustic furniture to our mix of vintage-inspired lighting and porcelain dinnerware. We’re also introducing the newest craftsman on our team — Zach Brady — who has been working with wood since he was a kid. He brings a talented hand and keen eye for details to every piece he creates. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal
The entertaining season is just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time and warm weather ahead to get the exterior of your home in tip-top shape for guests and passersby. One of the most surefire ways to amp up your home’s curb appeal is with color. Whether bright and bold, subtle and neutral, or anything in between, with a little forethought and consideration, color can take your home from yawn-inducing to gasp-worthy. Below, a few keys to consider when adding color to your home’s exterior: ... Read More

Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Capturing the Wow Factor with Minimalist Lighting
I just returned from the home of a friend who happens to be an interior designer. As you might expect, her home is drop-dead gorgeous with every detail in perfect placement. It’s not that her space is chock full of décor, but rather, she has taken a more minimalist approach and thoughtfully selected pieces to include in her contemporary farmhouse. For those who eschew a minimalist style as cold and uninviting, I would urge you to take another look. While minimalist styles of lighting have clean and simple lines, they can also be visually striking enough to make a statement. It’s the small details in these fixtures that provide the ultimate wow factor. ... Read More

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 | 0 comments

How To | Plug-In Lighting Offers Instant Makeover
Don’t look now but we’re on the downhill side of July.  Seriously. If you haven’t tackled your summer remodeling projects yet, we understand. Traveling, spending time with the kids, and being outdoors is way more fun than refinishing cabinets or painting the guest room. But you can still work some makeover magic in your home without spending a lot of time or money. An easy way to spruce up a room and give your space a fresh look is with lighting. But don’t worry about scheduling the electrician (he’s probably at the beach anyway). We’re talking about some of the most stylish, easy-to-customize, plug-in lighting you’ve ever... Read More

Color Inspiration | Classic Black Always in Style

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Color Inspiration | Classic Black Always in Style
So who remembers the 2017 Pantone color of the year? How about 2016 when they chose not one, but two, colors of the year? Anybody? Color trends may come and quickly go, but Black is one hue that will never, in our humble opinion, go out of style. (By the way, Pantone picked Greenery for this year taking over from last year’s baby blue and pink tones of Serenity and Rose Quartz.)  Many people consider Black a “safe” color. Our sales team hears that quite often — “I’m afraid to pick a color, so I just want Black.” ... Read More