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Ways to incorporate custom lighting in your home

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Custom lighting can significantly enhance the ambiance and functionality of your home. There are various areas, both large and small, where you can incorporate custom lighting during a home renovation.


From the moment you walk in the door, you want your home to be well lit. You can install a statement chandelier or pendant light to make a grand entrance, and use wall sconces to create a welcoming atmosphere and highlight architectural details.

Living Room

Moving into the living room, consider recessed lighting with dimmers to provide ambient light that can be adjusted for different moods. Use floor lamps and table lamps for task lighting and accentuating specific areas, and wall-mounted picture lights to illuminate artwork or decorative elements.

Dining Room

In the dining room, hang a chandelier or pendant light above the dining table to create a focal point, and install wall sconces to add ambient lighting and enhance the room’s aesthetics.


Lighting opportunities are nearly limitless in the kitchen. Under-cabinet lighting can provide task lighting and improve visibility on countertops. Pendant lights over an island or breakfast bar can add both task and decorative lighting, and recessed lights with dimmers can also offer adjustable ambient lighting. You can consider LED strip lighting inside cabinets or drawers for practicality as well.



In your bathroom, vanity lighting on either side of the mirror is essential for proper grooming, overhead fixtures with dimmers can create a spa-like atmosphere, and the shower or bathtub area can have waterproof, recessed lights.



Lighting in the bedroom is also an important focus. Bedside wall sconces or pendant lights can free up space on nightstands and provide adjustable reading light, ceiling fans with integrated lighting can offer both illumination and climate control, and a chandelier or decorative fixture can be used as a central design element.

Other Areas

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Other areas to consider including custom lighting in the home are closets, staircases, and hallways to improve visibility, safety, and aesthetics. Custom lighting can also be used to highlight specific design features like exposed beams, arches, and built-in shelving.

What to Consider

When incorporating custom lighting, think about the desired ambiance, functionality, and style for each space. Also, consider energy-efficient options, such as LED lighting, which not only reduces energy consumption but also offers versatility in color temperature and brightness. Custom lighting can be a key element in transforming your home’s atmosphere and making it more personalized and functional.

Ready to add custom lighting to your home?

When you hire Marvista Design + Build in Pittsburgh, PA, you’re hiring a team you can trust to bring your vision to life. We follow a thorough design-build process to streamline your renovations and ensure the success of your project. Our team includes designers, carpenters and project managers, all under one roof. We’ll handle your project from start to finish. Together, we can create your dream space! Schedule a consultation with us by calling (412) 652-9027 today!

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