4 Versatile Light Fixtures to Complement Your Style

The best home décor makes a statement about you. If you’re looking to revamp your home’s interior, you can adapt simple, statement light fixtures to fit your personal style. Let’s investigate how a few different kinds of lights can complement your favorite look.

Jointed Desk Lamp

This classic light has been around for awhile, but its basic design makes it just as popular today as it was fifty years ago. Its simple yet bold design makes it just as versatile as it is fashionable. Here are several styles that work with this useful lamp:

  • Industrial homes feature exposed brick walls and building materials with few frills. A jointed lamp on a desk or table works perfectly in keeping with this deconstructed and boldly architectural style. 
  • Contemporary homes with their striking colors and futuristic furnishings can also use a jointed desk lamp. Opting for one in a contrasting tone from your bedside or workspace table will agree with the sleek lines of your modern abode.
  • Minimalist dwellings can also incorporate jointed desk lamps, because they’re incredibly simple and clean looking. Try one in the same shade as the neutral colors of your other furnishings to achieve a monochromatic look. 

Wall Sconce

These widely used fixtures add subtle, yet interesting detail to a room. Great layered with other light sources, they make any room feel inviting. Here are a few styles that work well with sconces:

  • Art Deco is all about lavish glamour. If you love shiny fabrics, glossy floors, and bold black-and-white patterns, a few etched glass sconces on your walls will keep the room feeling warm without losing one ounce of sophistication.
  • Country styled homes with casual furnishings can also benefit from the cozy atmosphere a few basic wall sconces create. The sconces will enhance the blend of rustic and delicate, while balancing your more whimsical items like rooster plates and gingham couches.
  • Nautical themed homes can benefit from a simple white or even scalloped wall sconce. In this style of room, sconces will augment the already light pastel colors, and contribute to a calm and serene vibe, channeling the refreshing feel of the ocean.


This classic fixture dates back hundreds of years, even before the advent of the light bulb. There’s a reason it hasn’t gone out of style – it can look great in many varied rooms. A hanging light is a natural focal point to any room, and is often the perfect finishing touch. Here are a few ways to use one:

  • Eclectic rooms are all about combinations: masculine and feminine, bold and detailed, old and new. Whether you have an eclectic bedroom, dining room, or den, a chandelier will equally complement and contrast the rest of your furniture.
  • Bohemian homes feature earthy, natural decorations – but you can’t forget about light fixtures! Chandeliers are great for bohemian enthusiasts because they offer the same intricate textural detail as many patterns and shapes found in nature.   
  • Traditional homes can benefit from a chandelier for the touch of drama it brings when contrasting with classic, clean lines and deep colors like plum and burgundy. This combination has been around for years, so why mess with what works?


Just a subtle light switch, you can use a dimmer for recessed lighting, under cabinet lights – almost anything you want! Besides being energy efficient and saving you money, a dimmer can change the look of a room instantly. You can dim the lights in your contemporary living room to create a more romantic atmosphere, or brighten the lights in your eclectic bedroom to wake up more easily in the morning. Anything goes!

Annie Josey

Annie was the E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at Pegasus Lighting from June 2012 to October 2013. She has a background in English literature, and loves using language to help illuminate the world. So covering lighting news and tips naturally fit her interests. In her personal time she enjoys painting, biking, and reading.