Light Guide for Small Spaces

Light Guide for Small Spaces

Whether your space is large or small, we have lighting solutions for you! No matter how big your home is, there are so many styles, shapes, and colors to choose from. Our selection of over 70 designer brands and 6,000 products ensures that there is a right fit for your space, you just need the tools to choose the best one. Here are our small space fundamentals that will tell you everything you need to know before making your decision.

Small Space Fundamentals:

1. Don’t Rely on a Single Light Source

When your space is small, a common misconception is that you don’t need more than one light in the room. However, you shouldn't rely on a single light source to provide sufficient light, it is important to layer lighting: ambient, task, and accent source. Check out our how to layer lighting guide for more information. Particularly in small spaces, layering flush mounts with other fixtures such as, table lamps is a great way to achieve great illumination while saving space.

Living room small space
2. Maximize Natural Light

Maximizing natural light by opening curtains during the day helps to brighten up your space and make it feel more open. Sunlight from large windows minimizes the need for excessive lighting during the day.

Natural Light
3. Use Dimmers

Dimmers are a great solution for small spaces because you can control how much light is entering the room at any given time. This is perfect if you’re multi-using a single space for eating, sleeping, relaxing, and so on. 


A Room By Room Guide

We know designing a small space can be challenging. Our experts have recommended products that are great additions to any small space. Take a look at them below. 


If you don’t have any space for a bedside lamp, don’t worry! There are so many alternatives that don’t take up valuable space in your bedroom. Take a look at small chandeliers, pendants and wall sconces which are ideal for more modest spaces and help to elevate your designs. Most importantly, flush mount ceiling lights create the illusion of more headroom. Here is what we recommend.

Flush mount bedroom
Wall sconces bathroom


The best advice for dressing your bathroom is to increase natural light and decrease clutter. The right vanity mirror can surround your face with a flattering glow so that you can perform your daily routine. Flush mount ceiling fixtures and lighted mirrors provide sufficient sources of light without taking up much space. Under cabinet lighting such as, LED strips are also smart additions, acting as night lights when it gets dark.


Vanity Mirror bathroom



Flush mount bathroom


Living/Dining/Kitchen Room

High traffic areas in small spaces such as, the living, dining and kitchen areas are usually a single space, meaning it is important to get this area right! You can use small chandeliers, pendant lights, and flushmount lights to illuminate this space. As previously mentioned, adding dimmers to the area will help control the amount of light depending on what activity you are using the space for. It is a great investment in the long run!

Small chandelier dining room
Pendant Lights

Pro Tips:

  1. Choose lighting solutions that look beautiful on or off
  2. Light up shadow or dim areas
  3. Choose a light solution that matches the style of the property. 
  4. Choose a multi-directional chandelier.

For more information on lighting principles check out our master guide. Need additional lighting support? No worries, call, email, or visit us at our showroom. Visit our contact page.