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Shopping For Lighting on-Line

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I often receive emails asking about sources for lighting on my client mood boards.  This may come as a surprise, but I make most of my lighting selections on-line.  Not to bash, but lighting showrooms in our area often feature outdated styles and offer little inspiration.  Additionally, looking through endless lighting catalogs is a real time killer.  Shopping on-line is quick (usually) & easy.  By the way, this post is completely non-sponsored.

Many of the sites I use make searching easy.  You can sort by lighting type, finish, price, etc. and quickly receive many options.  I needed a pair of drum shade pendants for a foyer and found the one above from Bellacor.



I recently finished a mood board for a boy's bathroom.  I was looking for something classic with a modern edge and found this at Shades of Light (one of my favorite lighting sources).


 Cottage and Vine

One of the most frequently asked questions on my blog other than, "what color is your door?" is about the drum shades in our kitchen.  My apologies to those of you who have been reading my blog for a while.  They are from Uttermost and you can find them here.

I also use Overstock, Amazon, and many others.  Now it is your turn, what is your go-to lighting source?

15 comments:

  1. Great sources. I hadn't heard of Bellacor, but I will certainly be checking the site out now. I often use Ballard Design as a source too. Good options at good prices. Great post!

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  2. I often look at Overstock as well for affordable options and I like that you can sort by reviews too.

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  3. I just ordered a light from 1800lighting.com and it arrived very fast and in good condition. I used to order from a local showroom but it was much easier online and I didn't have to go pick it up! By the way, I LOVE the selection at Shades of Light!
    -Shelley

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  4. Great Advice! And a beautiful post - Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day. Jalon

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  5. I love Circa or Visual Comfort but they are pretty pricey. I have an account with a designer that has a great discount so that helps:)

    xo
    Amy

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  6. I really love Shades of Light. High quality, reasonably priced selections!
    Great choices featured!

    I hope you will come and see the feature I have on an amazing sculptor.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

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  7. I really love Shades of Light. High quality, reasonably priced selections!
    Great choices featured!

    I hope you will come and see the feature I have on an amazing sculptor.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

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  8. Amy, nothing beats Circa! Love Visual Comfort too...

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  9. I have used that first one so much it is not even funny! I can not remember the last time I went into a showroom and bought a light fixture :)

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  10. I've always been a person who likes to see the item in person before purchasing. I am trying to break out of that mold and recently made my first online lighting purchase. I bought a beautiful chandelier from Overstock and am thrilled with it. Hope you're doing well, Rene.

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  11. Since we rent, I admit that I don't spend much time shopping for light fixtures, though I'm crazy for nearly every option that Shades of Light offers.

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  12. I like to shop online because it is easier to see and then often I order wholesale! Isn't that funny? I have accounts with most of the companies but their website stink! Easier to see online. I have been doing this so long I recognize what company they are from pretty quickly!

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  13. I go to a number of sites including the ones you have mentioned - also LampsPlus and Crate and Barrel, west elm, PB. Would love an Ikea nearby.

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  14. Totally agree with you about lighting showrooms, Rene. Shades of Light is my fave, and I like anything Allen+Roth from Lowe's right now too.

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