What’s the first thing you see when you stumble through the door after a long week? A stack of bills on that hand-me-down side table? An old coat rack overwhelmed with clutter? Or is it just too dark to see anything because you haven’t replaced that outdated flush mount fixed to the ceiling? Foyers and entryways are high traffic spaces that often go overlooked. Who says utilitarian rooms can’t make you smile?
Style your foyer with colorful, creative accents that refresh you. Smaller spaces are perfect places to incorporate unique wall finishes. Try playing around with interior wallpaper designs like this custom Watercolor Wall Paper from Black Crow Studios.
Accessorize your room with functional and stylish interior decorations like this Oval Swivel Mirror. You’ll never leave the house with a pesky piece of pepper between your teeth when you have such a beautiful mirror to check your smile. Keep track of the time with an oversized clock like this Lillie Tin Clock!
Function meets style with this Chevron Storage Ottoman. Makes a cozy place to slip off your shoes and then hide them away! And you can never go wrong with fresh cut flowers. We love how these peach-hued rose blossoms contrast with the cool colors of this space.
A rustic pendant light like this 18″ Benjamin™ Deep Bowl Stem Mount adds some much needed vintage flair! Plus the large reflector will fill up your room with bright, welcoming light.
First impressions are most lasting… It might be time to revive your entryway a fresh and vibrant makeover.
Watercolor Wall Paper from Black Crow Studios | Oval Swivel Mirror from Vintage Barn Lighting | Lillie Tin Wall Clock from Barn Light Electric | Chevron Storage Ottoman from Joss and Main |Floral Arrangement featured on Style Me Pretty | 18″ Benjamin™ Deep Bowl Stem Mount from Vintage Barn LightingRead More
Don’t be left in the dark – picking out the right light can be tricky! There are hundreds of sizes, options and finishes to choose from. Where does one start? You shouldn’t have to settle for ugly, unattractive lights from big box stores – not when we’re here! If you’re shopping for your first barn light, we have a few simple questions you can ask yourself; they will help you narrow down your selections and hopefully make sure you’re 110% happy with your purchase. And – if you’re still unsure, our sales associates are always available for assistance or guidance along the way. They’re knowledgeable, friendly and eager to hear about your projects!
1.) How large is the area you need to illuminate?
Most people install their pendant lighting right around three feet above their table or kitchen island. Depending on the size of your surface, you may need one, two, or even more lights to make sure the area is well lit. For example, we’ll use our popular 16 inch Warehouse Pendant. This particular shade will cast right around 2.5 to 3 feet of light in each direction – enough to roughly cover a 5 to 6 foot round dining table. Now, if you have a larger or rectangular area, you may want to consider a second pendant and pair them side by side.
2.) What about all of the accessories I can choose?
There are lots of accessories that can be added to the Warehouse Pendant. The homeowner above chose to keep it simple, and let her finish choice be her bold statement. If you like more traditional finishes but still want that something extra, consider adding on a wire cage or cast guard unit. Galvanized is a great neutral choice that still allows you to use some color – take for instance the Outback Pendant. A pop of red on the cast guard brings a one of a kind look that will draw lots of attention! If that’s not your style, there is always the wire guard addition which can be viewed on this similar Warehouse Pendant.
3.) How prominent do you want the light to appear in comparison to its surroundings?
If you want your barn light to become the focal point of a room, a large size will definitely stand out, whereas (you guessed it), a smaller light can blend in more. Another way to make your barn light really POP is by doing what Melanie did above; she chose one color, yellow, and used it as a sparse, yet bold, accent around the dining room. You’ll find this color on a nearby chair and within her fresh flowers too! When it comes to finishes (and wow, do we have a lot), don’t get scared. Bold colors can sometimes really pay off, but if you’re unsure, you can request that a finish sample be sent to you before ordering!Read More