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A Bright Outlook: Pendant Lighting Trends

Let there be light! When remodeling or updating the interior design of your home, one of the best ways to brighten things up is with pendant lighting. Pennsylvania homeowners everywhere are opting for new, unconventional lighting to update their home’s décor and add the perfect finishing touches. At The Light House, we have helped countless customers with all of their lighting needs and know how important it is to choose the right lighting. Our lighting experts have put together a list of some of the top trends in pendant lighting to help you achieve the look you want for any room in the home.

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Contemporary Geometrics

One of the most popular trends in lighting is contemporary geometric designs. Geometrics can work within a variety of home décor from rustic to modern. Choose from triangular, square, oval and more; the possibilities are endless! And, if you’re looking for something a bit grandiose, you can choose a pendant with multiples for a unique, modern and elegant statement.


Compact lighting offers many different options within the realm of pendant lighting. Crystal and art glass compact pendants create a chic, simplistic ambiance to the room. Or a brass dome pendant light can make a much bigger statement. Either way, compact lighting is great at dressing up the kitchen or even a child’s room! It’s tempting to order a group of these beautiful pendants and create a fantastic layered look! But also, compact pendants stand on their own just fine.


When it comes to a minimalist aesthetic for the home, the details make all the difference. And, pendant lighting can be the unexpected finishing touch that brings it all together.
Minimalist style pendant lighting comes in a variety of materials from steel to glass and resin; so you are sure to find the right design for your home’s needs.

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The most everlasting, essential trend of them all; retro! From mod-inspired spherical designs to the amber-lava style featured here, many lighting designers have embraced the challenge of putting a modern spin on classic designs from decades past. Lend unique character to any room in the home with sleek, retro-inspired pendant lighting.

Pendant lights are a great home lighting solution for the dining room, kitchen and any room in the home. Create an interesting focal point or illuminate the entire space for a pleasant, inviting environment that’s more enjoyable for you and your guests.

Do you want to learn more about pendant lighting in Pennsylvania? Call the Light House at 302-239-8290, visit our home lighting store on Yorklyn Road in Hockessin, DE, Browse Our Site or Contact Us.

Lighting Design Tips for a Fresh Outlook

When it’s time to start thinking about updating your home’s décor, new lighting design is a great way to go! Increased lighting or new fixtures can instantly upgrade the look and ambiance of any room in the home. A room you’ve been looking at for years can be seen in a whole new ‘light’ with increased or updated lighting. It’s a simple change that can make a world of difference. So, when you’re planning on updating the lighting design in your Delaware home, trust the experts at The Light House. We have an abundance of lighting design choices and our expertly trained staff can help you make the right decision for you and your home’s lighting needs. Here are some of our top lighting design tips to consider when updating your home’s interior design.

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Add Interest with Layers of Light
When considering the lighting design for any room, it is important to light different zones or areas within it. This way, you will provide light where it’s needed most and add visual interest. Here are the three light ‘layers’ to remember when choosing your lighting fixtures and overall lighting design:

  • Task lighting. It’s a little extra added light for areas where activities and other chores are performed. Tasks that could use some added lighting could be anything from reading a book to chopping food.
  • Ambient lighting. Overhead light like the lighting created by chandeliers and ceiling fixtures is known as ambient lighting.
  • Accent lighting. Add an element of interest to your architecture or décor. Add a light over the focal point in the room, a painting, cabinetry or in your tray ceilings for an element of drama and excitement in the room.

Add Dimmers
Add versatility and drama to your lighting design with dimmer switches and controls, creating a source of light that’s easily customizable to your changing moods and specific needs. For example, by adding a dimmer light to your dining room you can easily transition the room from a place to do homework to the ideal spot for a romantic dinner for two.


Go Linear
If your home features a longer kitchen or dining room table, give it a linear chandelier to match and complement it. Consider a linear chandelier or a string of pendants along the length of the table or countertop.

Make Your Entrance Unforgettable
Your entryway is the very first thing your visitors see of your home and adding a statement-making chandelier in your foyer will make a lasting impression for your guests. Or, if you have a smaller, single-story entryway, an oversized ceiling fixture, sconces or more flush lighting design can add the ambiance you desire.

Position Your Powder Room for Success

Adequate lighting design in your bathroom is very important for a multitude of daily activities from applying makeup to brushing your teeth. Avoid shadows and fully surround your face with proper lighting for a better outlook by adding wall sconces or a fixture over the top of your mirror.

Ready to learn more about lighting design for your Delaware home? Call The Light House at 302-239-8290, visit our store on Yorklyn Road in Hockessin Delaware, Browse Our Site or Contact Us.

May Hinkley Lighting Enlighten Your Home

The Lighthouse is proud to offer Hinkley Lighting products to Delaware homes. Specialists in interior and outdoor lighting in myriad forms, types and styles, Hinkley Lighting products will add a hip look to any room or yard that they adorn.

With winter all but here, we will focus on the interior lighting that Hinkley can provide. We carry chandeliers, sconces, pendants, flush and semi-flush mounts for virtually any room within a home.  Enjoy a brief run through of some of the different Hinkley Lighting types that we carry. Any and all are sure to enhance the elegance, class, luxury and coolness of your home.

What enhances a dining room like a good chandelier? Silver, gold, wooden with wrought iron? Fancy versions with little crystals hanging off of them? The choice, of course, is yours but choosing accessorial decorum for your dining room often goes hand in hand with the ambiance already established within the room or home itself. Your options are endless when it comes to Hinkley Lighting chandeliers.

Maybe your pool table needs an awesome light source above it? Perhaps your Christmas wish list will yield you the ultimate game room piece in the form of a pool table. If so, do it all up in one fell swoop by lighting it up. We suggest adding a pendant style light as it hangs down and over the playing surface. If your game room has that general pool hall feel to it, why not take it even further by choosing a light source that mimics what you find out and about in your billiard pursuits? Hinkley Lighting pendants can create that vibe for you!

The hallways are corridors of your home that often do not get the love that they deserve. One cool way to light them up is by adding sconces. Why not create that castle look by adding some of these lights to enlighten your travels through them?

Your living room or den has had the same old school looking table or stand-up lamps for far too long. You have the option of adding track or semi-flush mounts to any ceiling or wall you so desire.

If you would like more information on the Hinkley Lighting products we sell in Delaware, call us at the Light House at 302-239-8290, visit our Home Lighting Center or browse our website. We would be happy to tell you more about the recessed lighting we sell!

Latest Lighting Trends Blog

As a locally owned and operated business in Hockessin, Delaware, we at The Light House have always prided ourselves on our work and illustrating why we’re one of the area’s top companies for lighting fixtures.

Because of the pride we take in our work, we’re happy to launch the new Lighting Trends section of our site. It will be updated with information on new and upcoming trends in the lighting and home design industry. We will also use this to showcase products for your home or office that are available at The Light House.

Not familiar with The Light House? Please visit our home page to learn more about our company and services, or if you’re looking around at different lighting companies in the Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania areas. We look forward to working with you!

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Recessed Lighting Gently Brightens

Illuminate your dark chambers and corridors with the assistance of recessed lighting. PA specialists in décor and design have long been harnessing the power of this great way to enlighten in many areas of the home that often function minus light. Basement rooms, hallways and other bits of your home all are stepped up in class and aesthetic pleasure with the help of recessed lighting. The Lighthouse can help get you squared away with a new set of recessed lights.

So, just how will you incorporate recessed lighting into your home?

Recessed Lighting PAIf you are thinking about brightening the basement, go with a lighting practice that allows for the apparatus to be set up within your ceiling. Recessed lighting is classic, roomy and hangs from above without clutter. Recessed lighting works so well in basements because they usually offer somewhat lower ceilings. Recessed lighting would simply fit into the ceiling, taking up no additional space as other lighting varieties would.

Do not go with setting up your recessed lighting in a straight line. Put them into small groups that will allow for optimum lighting space. Only two lights are typically needed in a grouping. If you are opting for the implementation of recessed lighting in a large room or space, five or six lights should suffice.

If you want to create a focus within your home, recessed lighting offers a great means of doing so. Say you want to bring attention to a work of art or the family portrait. Recessed lighting creates this focal point by not impeding upon the focus of your eyes, in a gentle way.

Perhaps you are in feng shui mode and are choosing to go minimalist—recessed lighting works well in such cases—and are opting to keep big light fixtures and other potentially gaudy items out of this room (or rooms). The bulb is all that will be visible from the entire recessed lighting set-up, along with the ring and casing of the light.

Recessed lighting can be used at any spot within your home. Feel free to offer your imagination up to the plethora of ways you can implement recessed lighting into your home.

If you would like more information how to use recessed lighting in your PA (or surrounding states) home , call us at the Light House at 302-239-8290, visit our Home Lighting Center or browse our website. We would be happy to tell you more about the recessed lighting we sell!