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How to Choose The Right Industrial Lighting or Your Space

Looking to jazz up your space with some edgy industrial lighting? You’re in luck! With a few pro tips, you can turn any room from blah to wow with the perfect industrial lighting. Industrial lighting is not just functional; it’s a style statement. In this guide, we’ll be talking about the things to consider when choosing the right industrial lighting for your space and bonus tips on how to blend them into any style seamlessly. Let’s break it down, shall we?

Factors to Consider in Choosing Industrial Lighting

Before you dive into the world of industrial lighting, there are some things you need to consider to ensure your choice is the right one.

Room Size

The size of your room dictates how much light you need. Match your light fixture to your room size. In more spacious rooms, large, bold industrial pieces make a statement, while smaller, subtler designs suit compact spaces without overwhelming them.

Ceiling Height

Your room's ceiling height can greatly influence the type of fixture that will look best. High ceilings are a playground for industrial lighting, allowing for dramatic pendant lights and chandeliers. Lower ceilings benefit more from flush mounts or recessed lighting that preserve headroom.


Lighting has the power to set the mood. Think about the atmosphere you want to create, from vibrant and energetic to calm and serene. Metal shades and exposed bulbs. Whether you’re after the sleek look of a downtown loft or a warm, cozy cafe vibe, industrial lighting’s got you covered.


Another important thing to consider is the purpose of the light. Do you need something to light up the whole room or do you just need to highlight a specific area? Pick bright and focused for work zones and soft, wider-spread light for warm ambient lighting.

Choosing the Right Industrial Light for Each Room

Each room requires a different lighting approach, tailored to its function and feel. Your industrial lighting choices should cater to the specific needs of each room.

Living Room

For the living room; soft, diffused lighting can complement accent lights to provide layers of illumination. Layering different light sources can give your living room a flexible ambiance. Mix floor lamps and wall sconces to flip the ambiance switch from daytime bright to nighttime mellow.

Kitchen & Dining

From prepping to dining, these areas require a mix of task and ambient lighting. The PIPE DECOR® spider pendant light can add a focal point above dining tables, while under-cabinet lighting can provide practical task lighting in the kitchen.


Bedrooms should be warm and cozy sanctuaries of rest. Lighting in the bedroom should be gentle yet functional, with options to read and relax. Wall-mounted fixtures save space and bring an industrial edge to the bedside, while dimmable overhead lights allow for a more dynamic mood.

Home Office

The right lighting can boost productivity and reduce strain. Make sure your workspace is properly lit to ensure maximum productivity. Add a pipe desk lamp to provide focused light, reducing eye strain during work while adding some industrial charm to your workspace.

Styling with Industrial Lighting

Incorporating industrial lighting is an art that combines utility and aesthetics. Your lighting should resonate with the room's vibe.

Unleash your inner decorator and mix metals for a truly unique look. Experiment with edgy Edison bulbs and let those industrial vibes flow into even the most unexpected nooks.

Don’t be afraid to incorporate industrial elements into unexpected places like luxurious bedrooms or traditional living rooms for a contemporary twist.

The right industrial lighting can revolutionize not just the way you see your space, but also how you feel in it. With these guidelines, you’re equipped to make informed choices that blend form and function, creating spaces that are as inviting as they are striking. Remember, the best-lit rooms are the ones that adapt to your style and your life.

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