Top 5 Ways to Prepare Your Outdoor for Summer

Summer is upon us and it's the perfect time to spruce your outdoor living space.  Provide a sleek cohesion to the exterior of your home when choosing the right lighting for your outdoors. Here are our Top 5 choices and ways to prepare your outdoor for summer.

David Outdoor

1. Illuminate your outdoor space by creating a visually appealing and inviting oasis right in your own backyard.

Vala Outdoor Lantern

2. Create a warm welcome right out your front doors. Doubling up on porch wall lights is one of the best ways to do so. The lighting becomes the focal point directing your lead to the entrance.

Abraham Wall Mount

3. Choosing the right porch lighting will brighten up your entryway in a subtle way that showcases certain features.

Essary Outdoor Wall Lantern

4. Exterior lighting is the best option to enhance your landscape. Make a great impression by highlighting your curb appeal with a well-lit path.

Mike Hanging Lantern

5. Consider hanging lights where your porch is covered. Covered decks are perfect for creating an aesthetic and welcoming atmosphere.

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Top 10 Fixtures Of 2021

Our Top 10 Fixtures of 2021 are a combination of farmhouse, modern, and minimalist styles. If you didn't know, Black and Brass finishes also swept this year of trendy looks that have suited both traditional and modern spaces. 

If you want to add a touch of Black or Brass accents, consider switching out to these options:

1. Eustace Pendant

2. Colton Vanity

Valkyrie Outdoor Wall Lantern

3. Valkyrie Outdoor Wall Lantern

Colton Pendant

4. Colton Pendant

Basie Vanity

5. Basie Vanity 

Balboa Vanity

6. Balboa Vanity Light 

Rosalie Chandelier

7. Rosalie Chandelier

Holly Wall Sconce

8. Holly Wall Sconce

Balboa Chandelier

9. Balboa Chandelier

Banfield Pendant

10. Banfield Pendant

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Trending Lucent Lights That You Need

Regina Chandelier

The Regina Chandelier is an luxurious chandelier that has over 20 plates of uniquely shaped glass that form this unique three-tiered chandelier. 

Cynthia Sconce

The minimal Cynthia Sconce is a design force to be reckoned with. Setting the foundational stage is a gorgeous circular slab of natural alabaster, which is elevated by an antique brass or bronze steel accent that adds dimension.

Hilma Sconce

Inspired by the abstract art movement, Hilma Sconce speaks to the visual language of shape and form. Mixed metal, a bronze steel circular backplate is contrasted by antique brass steel piping and complemented by a clear seedy slump glass.

Arley Brass Sconce

The Arley Brass Sconce is a unique clear seedy glass plates that add a touch of curiosity. The varying finishes of the antique brass sets a stylish and graceful tone.

Luxe Glass Chandelier
Luxe Glass Chandelier

The Luxe Glass Chandelier is timeless and has a beauty all its own. Constructed of over twenty panels of organic seeded glass, each is formed by hand so they will feature their own individual form and natural edges.  

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Inspiring Rooms and Their Designers

One of the quickest ways we gather design inspiration is via social media platforms; the infamous Instagram and the wonderful world of Pinterest. Whether it's for a lighting fixture, a backsplash, furniture, or even a renovation project, we always turn to our favorite designers for inspiration. There are so many accounts out there with plenty to offer, so we have hand-picked some of our most recent favorites that not only give us heart-eyes, but that showcase lighting trends we recommend. We hope that this helps you not only get inspired, but really tackle that next renovation project or give your space a small refresh.

Inspiring Dining Rooms:
















Design Details: Lotte Pendant

Interior Designer Lindye Galloway is serving us such a marbel-ous design. We are swooning over the beautiful balance and contrast she has created in this kitchen design. The two-tone marble application from the waterfall island really pops against the white marble backsplash with integrated slab shelving. The deep-blue counters also give a dose of color, while blending in perfectly with the rest of the space.
Our favorite part of this design is the ombre, rattan pendants. These Lotte pendants were a super clever choice, complimenting the two-tone marble.
Lindye Galloway has an interior design studio that is based in Newport Beach, California. We highly recommend checking out Lindye Galloway's Instagram feed for tons of design inspiration. Follow @lindyegalloway.

Shop the Look: Lotte Pendant

This hand-made beauty contains so much detail, with hundreds of thin buri sticks derived from a palm in the Asian tropics. This piece is beyond luxurious and in our eyes is worth every penny, shop here.

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Design Details: Banfield Pendant

You can't go wrong with a modern farmhouse kitchen and this one from Interior Designer Kimberly Timmons has been done right. This kitchen design is well-equipped with neutral tones and natural light, while also containing variation with the black Banfield Pendants.

Keeping in mind that design can be both stunning and functional, don't be afraid to use exposed shelving in your kitchen to add in accessories and everyday household items.
Based out of Denver Colorado, Kimberly Timmons Interiors serves so many inspiring designs on their Instagram feed, including this one. Give her a follow @kimberlytimmonsinteriors.

Shop the Look: Banfield Pendant

Two words: industrial and chic. Our Banfield Pendant easily adds a focal point to any design without distracting from the space's overall design. Its modern LED technology, minimalist silhouette, and killer finish options make it a triple-threat. This is an add to cart moment, shop here.

Inspiring Living Rooms:
















Design Details: Elm Chandelier

One of our most recent designer collaborations features JLV Creative and boy is this living room design absolute perfection. From the color pallet to the accessories, the amount of detail in this design is impeccable.
The tall ceiling calls for a two-tier chandelier and the Elm Chandelier was without a question a great choice for this design.
Follow Jesse Lee Vickers on Instagram @jlv_creative and don't forget to checkout here hand-picked collection exclusively on our site here.

Shop the Look: Elm Chandelier

If you are looking to take a walk on the BOLD side, we highly recommend checking out our Elm Chandelier. This sleek, circular, wagon wheel-style chandelier is an awesome way to bring in bold elements and character into your home. Shop here for this jaw-dropping fixture.

Inspiring Foyers:
















Design Details: Idalia Chandelier

Interior Designer Kelsey Leigh really out did herself with this foyer makeover. She effortlessly displayed how to anchor an open concept entryway. The beautiful round table and round vintage-inspired rug gives a great focal point for the space without over-crowding the space.

Checkout her feed @kelseyleighdesignco for her stunning #projectcitytosuburbs and much more. You will not be disappointed.

Shop the Look: Idalia Chandelier

The Idalia Chandelier is not only one of our favorite chandeliers, but one that continues to be a top designer pick. Its organic shape is like nothing we have ever seen before. Fall in love with Idalia here.

We’re Here to Guide You

We understand that picking out lighting can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Lighting Connection has design consultants on-hand to help with selections for your space. See something you already love? Shop now at or email us directly at

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Choosing a Foyer Chandelier

Your home’s entryway is the first impression that you make when inviting guests into your home. The light that you choose for this space can make or break the overall vibe, so we want to help you by providing tips for choosing a foyer chandelier.

Calculating The Size You Need

Having a light that fits the size of the space is key. Too large, and it makes the room feel too small, and vice-versa. We have tips for helping you choose a foyer chandelier to fit the size of your space: 

Step 1: Measure the dimensions of your foyer’s length and width in feet 
Step 2: Combine the sum of the two numbers for your ideal fixture diameter (in inches) 
Step 3: Take the height of your ceiling in feet 
Step 4: Multiply the number of feet by the ceiling height by 2.5 and 3 inches to determine your ideal light fixture height

For example, if your room measures 10’d x 10’w x 10’h, you would follow these steps as so: 

Step 1: 10-foot length x 10-foot width
Step 2: 10 + 10 = 20. 20 inches will be our ideal diameter. 
Step 3: 10-foot ceilings
Step 4: 10 x 2.5 = 25, and 10 x 3 = 30. 25” - 30” is our ideal fixture height. 

As another example, if your foyer is 6’ x 8’ with 11’ ceilings, your calculations would be: 

Step 1: 8-foot length x 6-foot width
Step 2: 8 + 6 = 14. 14 inches will be our ideal diameter. 
Step 3: 12-foot ceilings
Step 4: 11 x 2.5 = 27.5, and 11 x 3 = 33. 27.5” - 33” is our ideal fixture height. 

Additional Tips for Fitting Your Light

Once you’ve found the ideal dimensions for your light fixture, there are a few additional things to keep in mind: 

  1. Allow at least 7 feet from your floors to the bottom of your light fixture
  2. For foyers with windows, be sure to center the chandelier within the window 
  3. If you have a two-story foyer, the bottom of the fixture should not be lower than the second floor 

Choosing Your Foyer Light by Style 

At Lighting Connection, it’s our goal to make your shopping experience as easy as possible. One way we do this is by categorizing our products by style, so you can filter down your search based on the overall vibe of your home. Here are a couple of our absolute fave’s by style: 

Modern Foyer Lights

We love to bring in a pop of metal for modern homes. A few of our favorites to go with any modern room include the Kailani, Merida, Grange, and Jax chandeliers. Each comes in a variety of finishes to match the other materials used often throughout your home. 


Industrial Foyer Lights

Industrial lights have been growing in popularity over the last several years, and we have worked to curate a selection of unique and affordable lights to go in your home. Featuring mixed metals and unique designs, some of our top picks include chandeliers such as Elm, Kylan, Balboa, and Rosalie. No matter which you choose, there is no wrong choice -- each will equally stun your visitors upon arrival! 



French Country Fixtures 

The perfect blend of sophisticated and rustic, we love using these French country lights in a foyer. With wooden accents, a few of our most popular picks in this style include the Colton, Bettina, Carlotta, and Geovanna Chandeliers.


Still looking for additional styles? This is only a small sample of the selection of lights that you can shop while choosing a foyer chandelier. Shop the full selection or ask a lighting design expert to help you with selecting a light for your space!

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A Guide To Vanity Lighting

The value of great bathroom lighting is something that we can talk about all day long. We truly believe that simple lighting updates in your bathroom can not only modernize your design but also provide better lighting for the space. Whether your style is farmhouse, traditional, mid-century modern or transitional, we've gathered several designer-approved lighting options. 

The Starting Lineup

You know we never miss out on providing you with the trendiest, best-sellers that are hand-picked by our team. Styles that are currently trending for vanity lighting are mid-century inspired round globe shades, mixed metal finishes, clear glass shades with exposed bulbs, brass lighting and matte black vanity options.  The best of the best vanity lighting is here to make a statement and we have a wide variety of styles so that we can make it to everyone’s vanity lighting “Wishlist”. Take a look at some of our best-selling vanity lighting below; we're sure these will make you hit “add to cart”.

1. Colton Vanity 2. Eagan Bath Light 3. Drake Vanity 4. Basie Vanity 5. Balboa Vanity 6. Brantley Vanity 7. Aiden Vanity 8. Grange Bath Light 9. Balboa Vanity Light 10. Aimee Vanity 11. Pepper Vanity 12. Aaron Bath Light

Sizing Tips & Tricks

We’re here to help make things very simple for you. Our site is heavily curated so that your online shopping experience with us is not one bit overwhelming. Questions we hear all the time are: How many sconces do I need? What is the right layout to align with my vanity? Should I do sconces or just a traditional vanity light above my mirror?

 Look no further, as we have outlined below a very simple and easy guide when picking out your vanity lighting.

Don’t Forget The Light Bulbs

One of the most important steps in lighting that people forget about is using the appropriate light bulbs for your fixture. Most vanity lights can be mounted with the lights positioned downward or upward. If you are seeking task lighting, we recommend installing the fixture downward for the best visibility. If you are seeking to achieve ambient lighting, we highly suggest having the fixture installed upward. Things like wattage, color temperature, and lumens all play a factor in your room’s quality of light. Don’t be afraid to play around with different bulbs to add more character to your space.

If you are wanting to purchase bulbs for your fixture from us, please send us a chat, email, or give us a call and we can special order the perfect bulbs for you!

Helpful Tip: Please keep in mind to stay within the fixture’s recommended wattage range, as exceeding the wattage can ruin the fixture.



The Finishes & Styles

Vanity light shades come in a variety of shapes. If you dig more of the modern style, go for a cylinder shape. If your style is more traditional, you can’t go wrong with a classic bell shape. Go with a textured shade to add dimension or a simple clear shade to get more light output. 

Finishes: One of the easiest tricks to get started is to seek a bathroom light that complements the finishes of your plumbing hardware for a more unified look. Some of the most popular bathroom light finishes include:

Before & After Social Inspiration

Instagram and Pinterest are go-to's for collecting design inspiration for one's project. Tip: Start to save photos that speak to you. You'll start to see a trend in the styles, colors and finishes you're gravitating towards. Still stumped? Book a complementary session with one of our designers. We love to discuss all things design and make recommendations for your space. 

Is there anything more motivating than a great before-and-after project reveal? Here are some of our favorite before-and-after designs for some great inspiration:



Bath Lighting Refresh

We hope that we have inspired you to refresh your vanity lighting in your home or next design project. Whether it’s new sconces or a multi-light vanity, we can ensure you that the lighting alone will update up your space, bringing value to your home. 

We here to guide you through all of your lighting needs. Our in-house design consultants will be happy to walk you through your process and assist with any questions you may have for us. Shop now at or email us directly at

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Budget-Friendly Lighting

Budget-Friendly Lighting

Nothing is better than transforming one of your favorite spaces at an affordable price. I mean, who doesn’t like saving money? If you are obsessed with DIYs and renovations like us, we are here to help and show you that these small changes aren’t scary at all. Updating your lighting in any room can truly change the vibe of the entire area. Maybe you still have that builder-grade chandelier in your foyer and it is time for a change, well, here at Lighting Connection, we can update that, no problem. And better yet, it won’t bust your pocketbook.

Sometimes we trick ourselves into thinking that in order to “wow” others or even ourselves, we must go above and beyond and buy the most luxurious lighting out there. We’re here to let you know, that is false. All it takes is a small upgrade and you can really transform your area, especially when it comes to updating lighting. What better way to spice things up then adding in some brand-new affordable lighting to your home or design project? We’re about to give you all the resources you need in order to accomplish an easy, yet effective, makeover at a fraction of the cost.

Budget-Friendly Outdoor Makeover

It doesn’t take much to really take your outdoor living space to a new level of freshness. Here at Lighting Connection, we believe that lighting doesn’t have to just stay indoors. We dare you to add some new lighting to your outdoor living space. Not only is outdoor lighting functional, but it will also add warmth and can give your outdoor living space a little edge.

Some of our trendy, outdoor lighting favorites include:

1. Inman Sconce 2. Lauren Lantern 3. Coastal Sconce 4. Sebring Ceiling Mount 5. Lyndon Lantern 6. Maritime Sconce 7. Maybelle Lantern 8. Studio Globe Lantern 9. Brookside Sconce 10. Westington Lantern 11. Endicott Lantern 12. Winston Lantern 

Lighting Under $100

Updating your bathroom and kitchen lighting is an easy yet affordable way to really add a dose of character to your living space. It’s very affordable to add in a new vanity light for your guest bathroom or new pendants over your kitchen island. If you really want to create, you could also get a new flush mount to your closet or even your dining room. The opportunities are endless and we know you will love all the options we have here on our site.

Whether your style is mid-century modern, rustic, traditional, or boho-chic, we are positive you will be able to find something that will fit your design needs. Lighting Connection offers a wide variety of styles and yes, we are the masters of balling on a budget, so we can guarantee you we have trendy finds under $100. We’ve made it super easy for you to pick out your new lighting. Our site is heavily curated to fit your needs while remaining budget-friendly.

Some of our “Lighting Under $100” favorites include:

1. Timarron Sconce 2. Octave Vanity 3. Capital Glass Sconce 4. Fenella Sconce 5. Corbin Outdoor Mount 6. Archives Vanity 7. Wael Sconce 8. Luz Sconce 9. Armstrong Sconce 10. Briarwood Flush Mount 11. Cloe Bath Light 12. Clara Sconce

Social Inspiration

Finding design inspiration can get a little daunting at times. Trust us, we know there are numerous social media platforms and accounts to follow out there and sometimes you just don’t even know where to begin your search for design inspiration. At Lighting Connection, we make it our top priority to give you guys the most trendy and affordable lighting options for all of your design needs.

If you aren’t already, follow us on Instagram @lightingconnection to see our latest inspiring posts. 

Some of our favorite budget-friendly lighting inspiration we have listed below from some of our favorite bloggers.

We’re Here to Guide You

We understand that picking out lighting can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Have no fear - Lighting Connection has design consultants on-hand and we are here to support you and give you our design expertise. See something you already love? Shop now at or email us directly at

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