The other day,my good friend and lighting expert, Dann Baker sent me an email. i have him asked to use it for my blog today.
Things to consider
..."When selecting new fixtures or lamps for a space one needs to always pay attention to many things, scale being one of the most important aspects. a good rule of thumb when selecting a lamp and shade is one should not over power the other. unless that's the style you're going for, typically a more contemporary look.
Also pay attention to where the fixture is being placed in a room. are the chair or side table to small? is something being visually being overpowered by its shear scale? what are the ceiling heights? is it going to be close to a window or door and what are their sizes?
In a conversational setting, can people converse without trying to peer around a fixture like a kid peeking from behind a tree playing hide-n-seek?
Architectural elements and the size of a room are very important to pay attention to as well. One might even want to consider the time period of the architecture. Select something more toward the period of all the elements of the entire space."...