Picture Lights

Picture lights.  They serve a function, yet do the work with such style.  When used to highlight art they draw you in to come take a closer look.  They add such a soft glow and is a nice option when you can add another type of lighting to your space.  It will elevate your decor and will bring a lot of ambiance, especially at night.  

ART

 That might be the most well behaved cat I've ever seen.  

That might be the most well behaved cat I've ever seen.  

 I have shown this photo before in another  blog post , but is such a beautiful shot I had to share it again.  Designed by  Alice Lane Home  

I have shown this photo before in another blog post, but is such a beautiful shot I had to share it again.  Designed by Alice Lane Home 

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 Simplicity at it's best and a great example of how to mix metals.  All the lighting in this space is on point.  via  Salt Box Collective  

Simplicity at it's best and a great example of how to mix metals.  All the lighting in this space is on point.  via Salt Box Collective 

 I'm crushing on that bar cart.  I seriously need to carve out a space for a bar.  via  

I'm crushing on that bar cart.  I seriously need to carve out a space for a bar. via 

 My Dad's lady friend is what we call a "Birdie".  She has all these books on birds and even goes on birding trips.  I honestly didn't get why she liked birds so much til I saw this photo.  They really are beautiful animals.  I don't know what type of birds these are but their coloring is remarkable.  That color combo would make for a pretty special room.  Designed by  Creative Tonic .

My Dad's lady friend is what we call a "Birdie".  She has all these books on birds and even goes on birding trips.  I honestly didn't get why she liked birds so much til I saw this photo.  They really are beautiful animals.  I don't know what type of birds these are but their coloring is remarkable.  That color combo would make for a pretty special room.  Designed by Creative Tonic.

 Then there's this little guy who stole my heart immediately.  designed by  Kyle knight Design

Then there's this little guy who stole my heart immediately.  designed by Kyle knight Design

BOOKCASES

 That paint color is so soothing.  This is a small room that packs a lot of punch.  via  Kara Cox interiors

That paint color is so soothing.  This is a small room that packs a lot of punch.  via Kara Cox interiors

 I like how the  picture lights  help deflect some attention away from the big black television.  

I like how the picture lights help deflect some attention away from the big black television.  

 As you know, anything in repetition always gets me.  So these lights hung consecutively after another has me swooning.  This is Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's prior  home  in New York.  If you want to see their sparkling kitchen you need to read this older  blog post.  

As you know, anything in repetition always gets me.  So these lights hung consecutively after another has me swooning.  This is Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's prior home in New York.  If you want to see their sparkling kitchen you need to read this older blog post.  

 The brass picture lights really pop off the blue built-ins and room.  

The brass picture lights really pop off the blue built-ins and room.  

 Steel built-in cabinet doors and all that molding!!  via  Plum Furniture  

Steel built-in cabinet doors and all that molding!!  via Plum Furniture 

 Such a moody monochromatic space.  

Such a moody monochromatic space.  

 A serene room that proves white doesn't have to be cold.

A serene room that proves white doesn't have to be cold.

 Via  HGTV  

Via HGTV 

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 A relaxed, high style space designed by  olly + em

A relaxed, high style space designed by olly + em

HALLWAYS

Fill your hallways with lots of art?  Why not add picture lights.  Or even if you only have 1 piece of art, elevate it with its' own lighting.  

 My hallway at my own home is starting to look like this.  I might look at the pictures Then walk away crying because they are growing up too fast. Via  Elle Decor  

My hallway at my own home is starting to look like this.  I might look at the pictures Then walk away crying because they are growing up too fast. Via Elle Decor 

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KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS

Didn't think picture lights could work in a kitchen or bathroom?  Keep scrolling for some inspiration.  

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 I think that the brass picture lights really bring out the depth of the paint color.  Via  Jean Stoffer Design

I think that the brass picture lights really bring out the depth of the paint color.  Via Jean Stoffer Design

 Such a better option than a row of light bulbs

Such a better option than a row of light bulbs

LET'S GO SHOPPING

Think you have a spot where you can add a picture light or many?  Then start shopping.  But just remember when you put lighting over art, over time direct light can cause damage.  So make sure you have protective glass and if your bulb is halogen it can actually burn the material over time.  So spend some time and do your homework.  

  Classic Traditional  picture light 

Classic Traditional picture light 

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker