Modern Branch Chandeliers

Chandeliers or pendants with “branches” are popping up in every modern home around the country, and we can see why! These beautiful, modern light fixtures add depth and interest to any space. Interior designers are loving the versatility of these fixtures, and are putting them in just about every room of the house. Our lighting showroom in Seattle has tons of these modern light fixtures in person, and we also have an extensive selection of branch chandeliers online.

Restaurants, hotels, and homeowners are mixing these modern chandeliers and pendants with industrial touches to create a cozy space with a retro feel. We love the mid century modern throwback feel these chandeliers and pendants give off.

Here are just a few of the branch style modern chandeliers and pendants we have online right now:

All of these modern chandeliers with “arms” can be found here »

Adding one of these amazing fixtures to your home can be a cheap and extremely easy way to update your space and change the overall feel. These modern chandeliers add a touch of class without feeling stuffy or gaudy. They can help you achieve a good balance between sophistication and comfort!

Check out our selection of these modern chandeliers and pendants online here.

 

Foyer / Hall Lanterns in our Online Store!

Selecting the right light fixture for your entryway or foyer can seem challenging, but we’ve got an extensive selection of styles and sizes to help you find the perfect fixture!

Good entryway lighting is your chance to make a great first impression. The right lighting in your foyer can help your guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Our Wallingford Seattle lighting showroom has a ton of light fixtures of all shapes, sizes and styles to choose from. Our expert lighting staff can help you determine which one would be best for your space. If you don’t have time to come on down or call, if you already know what you like, or if you’d rather browse to get a good idea of what we have, checkout our online store!

Foyer / hall lanterns

Here is a small selection of what we have in our online store:

Check out all of our foyer pendants and lanterns online here »

Our Wallingford – Seattle lighting showroom is located here:
1912 N 45th ST Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-2557

We love lighting, but maybe not as much as this lady!

A friend of ours sent us this amazing video of an Englishwoman and her love for lighting, specifically chandeliers. Take a look at it here:

Now, we have a deep love for amazing light fixtures and chandeliers, and have been Seattle lighting specialists for over 50 years, but we’re not sure even we’d take it this far!

Harolds Lighting has vintage chandeliers, new chandeliers, and even custom chandeliers of all shapes, sizes and styles – Amanda Liberty would be in heaven. And we can ship internationally!

Check out the full article here on Inside Edition »

Holiday Lighting

The holidays are here, time for parties and more time spent cozied up at home with bad weather.

Proper lighting can help your home feel more warm and inviting. The right fixtures and light configuration can help your room or space become more cozy. Getting the room lit up properly, without feeling like a doctor’s office or cubicle, can help you feel more comfortable at home.

Here are some tips to make your space extra cozy this holiday season:

Lamp shades can be your best friend! Lamp shades are the easiest way to shield eyes from bright bulbs, and they can even warm up a cool light bulb. Choosing the right light bulb can even make a huge difference in the feel of a space. Choose bulbs that say “warm, soft light” on them instead of “cool” ones.

homePendant2Installing dimmers in your living room and bedroom can help set the mood. They are easy to install and are a great tool to easily change the feeling in a room. If you have too much natural light during the daytime, you can consider hanging window sheers to filter it better. These are also a great option for a dining room, to set a more relaxing vibe during a dinner party.

A beautiful chandelier or pendant can help create a conversation piece during holiday parties as well. Some chandeliers can even be decorated for specific holidays with different shades or colored crystals. Pendants hanging over garlands can highlight a festive table. Get creative and remember to keep the lighting level low.

Have fun this holiday season and get creative with your decor and lighting. Happy Holidays from Harold’s Lighting in Seattle, WA!

How low should I hang my chandelier?

This is one of the most common questions we get. Getting the right size chandelier is one thing, then how to hang it is another!

You’ll need to consider the size of the room, size of table, and size of fixture to figure out the right height for hanging. You’ll want to pick the right location for the hanging first, in the middle of the table length and width wise. If you’re hanging multiple light fixtures, make sure you measure out the distance properly so that they’re evenly spaced.

It’s also wise to stay away from chandeliers that are larger than the width of the table. Overly large fixtures can pose a safety hazard as people may bump into them when standing. Many designers suggest purchasing a chandelier that is around a foot narrower than the table, and is also at least 48 inches away from any wall. While there are exceptions to these rules, it’s good to use them as a guideline while planning out dining room features.

For a room with a ceiling height of 8 feet (most common), hang your chandelier around 30 – 36 inches over the table. If your ceiling height is taller, add 3 inches to the length for each additional foot.

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Avoid using high wattage bulbs for dining room chandeliers as they can be harsh to the eyes and can be too hot for sitting underneath. Also consider the shadows and color the bulbs will cast on people sitting underneath and try and find the most flattering bulb for the area.

If you’re considering hanging a chandelier in a foyer or lobby, they are typically sized larger, so they can fill the space and not appear too small. When hanging fixtures in these spaces, make sure there is at least 6 1/2 feet of clearance from the ground.

Harold’s Lighting has tons of chandeliers to choose from, whether you’re looking for a modern chandelier or vintage, we’ve got you covered!

Fixture Restoration

Do you have a lighting fixture that needs a little love? We specialize in light fixture restoration! Our lighting repair shop in Seattle and Bellevue can help put that sparkle back on your chandelier, pendant, lamp or any other lighting product!

We posted on Facebook about this amazing chandelier transformation a few months ago, and can’t get over how awesome it looks!

before a chandelier restoration
BEFORE – Chandelier Restoration
after light fixture restoration
AFTER – Chandelier Restoration

 

We can help get that antique chandelier or lamp back in working condition. You’ll love it so much it’ll become a focal point in your house! Contact us for any light fixture repairs today!

Our Online Lighting Options

We’ve hit the busiest time of the year. Stress levels run a little high in December, and the last thing we want to do is run another errand. That’s why many of us turn to one of the best inventions of our time – online shopping!

Shopping online, especially this time of year, can help simplify your life. Why not shop for your lighting fixtures, bulbs and parts online?

Harold’s Lighting is a traditional lighting store in Seattle, but we’re not scared of changing with the times. Use our online store to shop for light fixtures (all types), a variety of light bulbs (including those hard-to-find bulbs), and lighting controls and parts. Check out our lighting fixtures on sale, our current lighting specials, and our clearance section for the best deals.

Our online lighting store is easy to use. You can search by light fixture type, brand, height, width and even by price. The checkout process is quick and before you know it, your new lighting product will be on its way to you!

We’d love to see your face in our store, but if you’d rather stay in your PJs today, check out our online lighting store here!

Capture Fall with Stained Glass

As the leaves are starting to change and fall, we are reminded of the classic elegance that stained glass can bring to any room. As the sun starts to set a little earlier think about brightening up your space with a beautiful stained glass lamp or stained glass pendant!

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Stained glass is truly an art form. Each individual piece is hand selected and soldered into place carefully by the artist. Stained glass lamp shades have been a classic staple in many homes and they can help set a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. These are not a one-size-fits-all option, but can be appropriately installed in just about any room in a home.

Stained Glass Lamp
Beautiful Stained Glass Lamp at Harold’s Lighting

Stained glass light fixtures give off a warm glow, and can be as much of a focal point in a room as a piece of art or sculpture would be. These fixtures are made with care, and are made to last both physically and aesthetically.

Though typically thought of as fixtures in a home office, billiard room, or living room, many people have been able to incorporate stained glass lighting in bedrooms, kitchens and even bathrooms!

Harold’s Lighting stores in Seattle and Bellevue carry one of the largest selections of stained glass lighting in Washington state! We have classic Tiffany lamps, Tiffany pendants, Tiffany chandeliers and more! Come on by and pick up a piece of art to add to one of your rooms today!

Sloped Ceiling Lighting

Having a sloped ceiling in your home can add to the architecture of your home and look really nice. It can, however, present a few interior design challenges. Selecting the right lighting fixtures for your sloped ceiling can be challenging, but if done right can look amazing and be very effective.

When you look for the right fixture for your ceiling, you need to make sure the fixtures you’re looking at will not be affected when hung at an angle. There are many styles of lighting fixtures that will work on a sloped roof, and each can set a different mood for the room.

vintage4Chandeliers are often a great option for sloped ceilings. Sloped ceilings are many times in an entryway, so a chandelier is an obvious choice. It is a great option for uneven ceilings because it hangs from the ceiling and the angle at the point of contact doesn’t interfere with the light.  They can come in tons of styles, sizes and colors to complete the “look” with any existing decor.

pendantPendants are similar to chandeliers, as they also dangle from the ceiling. Pendants can be very versatile and more than one can be used in a small space. Pendants can be used for task or ambient lighting, making them very versatile.

Track Lighting is also a great option for sloped ceilings. The light is a “track” of light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. The lights on the track can be moved around to point in different directions. This type of lighting is usually used for task lighting (highlighting a particular area or object), but can also be used for ambient lighting.

If you have a sloped roof, you have many lighting options.  It may take a little more planning, but when you get it right it can really make a difference in a room.

Harold’s Lighting store in Seattle and Bellevue, WA has everything you need for lighting your home and office. Call or stop on by today with any questions or ideas!

Interior Lighting Tips for Each Room

lightSpecial attention should be given to each room in your home when it comes to lighting. Using a mix of light sources, creating a layering effect, and using appropriate task lighting in certain areas can help you achieve the right balance.


Living Room

The living room is a place where we spend a lot of time and want to relax. Many interior designers suggest lighting three of the four corners of the room, and one of these three should focus on a special object (could be a plant, art or a nice chair). You can use table lamps and floor lamps to help direct the light upwards or downwards creating depth.

Kitchen

Again, we spend a ton of time in this area of the home. Task lighting is especially important in the kitchen as many dangerous tasks are performed here. Bright localized lights layered with over head sources are a good way to shed layers of light where you need it most.

Dining Room

The table should be the focus of this room and a light should be used to draw people in. Placing a light directly above the table will help bring the focus to the center and using a dimmer can help create a mood.

Bathroom

Like the kitchen, task lighting is important here as many intricate grooming tasks are performed. Using lights around and above the mirror will help cast a shadowless glow, and a main light source should also be used above the shower or tub.

Bedroom

Obviously, your bedroom is a place where you want to relax. You should try and choose lighting options that can help create that comfortable atmosphere that you’re shooting for. Reading lamps or sconces can be placed beside the bed for extra light, and a chandelier or recessed cans can be used above the bed, bringing the focus in.

So wether you’re building a new home, remodeling, or just looking to update your home room by room, keep your lighting options in mind. Our showrooms in Bellevue and Seattle will have plenty of options to choose from and we can even make custom shades and fixtures in shop.  Let us know if you have any special requests or if you need help with any lighting design questions.