Lighting plays such a huge role in your overall room design- it can really make or break a great space! Just think of all of those cruddy, outdated fixtures you’ve come across in your house hunting adventures. Or, sometimes even worse- those brand-spanking new shiny ones in new construction that just SCREAMMMM, “I am Builder Grade and every single one of your neighbors will feel your pain, because they all have the exact same lighting as you”. UGH!
Lighting can also be one of your higher ticket items that you’ll encounter in a remodel or new construction- but, it doesn’t have to be. There are so many online sources for great discounted lighting, as well as an amazing volume of look-a-like options- you can surely find a reasonable alternative to those $1,200 pendants that you just have to have above that new kitchen island.
Restoration Hardware’s Benson Pendant: $379
Quoizel’s Emery 1-Light Pendant (Overstock.com): $169.99
Regina Andrew Scalloped Wood Bead Chandelier: $1,247.50
Sonoma Natural Beaded 8-Light Chandelier (Overstock): $228.99
Stewart 1-Light Mini Pendant (Overstock): $53.99
Robert Abbey Bling Chandelier: $1,157.20
Antique Copper Crystal Drop Chandelier (Overstock.com): $224.09
The discounted lighting list goes on and on. Moral of the story- don’t blow your budget on lighting before doing some research- a little web surfing can save you THOUSANDS!