9 Types of Lighting Fixtures (and How to Use Them!)

Are you in the process of remodeling your home or want to change it up just a little? Lighting can be one of the most powerful ways to transform a space and its ambiance, which is why it’s so crucial that we understand the basics.

First on the list is ambient lighting, also known as the home’s general lighting. It is intended to light up the entire room at a uniform level. Second is your accent lighting, which highlights a specific point of interest. Lastly, we have task lighting, which provides light for daily tasks, such as reading, writing, cooking, or computer work. And under these three different types of lighting are various fixtures that can help add beauty to your home.

Here’s a quick lighting fixture guide for you to help you find the best option for your home:


Pendant light fixtures are suspended from the ceiling and direct light downwards. It can easily enhance the decorative style of a room/area and character. This type of fixture is usually used in kitchens and dining areas.

Wall Scones

Wall scones are versatile light fixtures. They are surface-mounted to a wall and can direct light upward or downward. Wall scones also add a stylistic touch to a room and provide ambient or task lighting (depending on where you put it). Most people use sconces in bedrooms and bathrooms.

Track lighting

Track lighting is suspended (or mounted) from the ceiling on a linear unit with several heads, which can be position at any angle along the track. This lighting fixture is used to highlight a space, a wall, or provide overall light to a room.


Chandeliers are suspended from the ceiling and direct light upward. They are typically found installed over a table or in the main entry foyer, but some opt to put them in bedrooms and bathrooms as well, as it can enhance the decorative style of a room and provide ambient lighting.

Recessed lighting

Recessed lighting is installed above the ceiling and has an opening flush with the ceiling. It sends a relatively narrow band of light in one direction and provides ambient, task, or accent lighting, depending on your preference. It can be found anywhere inside the home due to its versatility.

Under-cabinet lighting

Under-cabinet lighting is mounted underneath kitchen cabinets and is an extremely popular kitchen task light. This type of lighting fixture can brighten up your kitchen and enhance the contemporary, clean feel of the space.

Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are versatile and portable sources of light, and they come in a wide range of sizes and styles. They are usually placed in living areas and bedrooms.

Table lamps

Table lamps provide task light and add character to a room at the same time. These lighting fixtures are found anywhere in the house.

Cove lighting

Cove lighting is a popular form of architectural lighting. It is a type of lighting fixture placed in a ledge, shelf, or recess high up on a wall, where light is bounced toward the ceiling or upper wall. You can use cove lighting anywhere in your home, but it is most common in bedrooms, living areas, and kitchens.

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