Some homes have been constructed with cathedral ceilings, as they are a great way to open up the space, especially in the living areas and stairwells. Deciding how to best light these rooms, however, can be a challenge, as it is important to get the right balance between functional lighting and illuminating the structural details of the roof. So, what are some of the best cathedral ceiling light solutions?
No matter what sort of climate you live in, a fan is highly useful for increasing air circulation in a room with cathedral ceilings. Why not opt for a fan with built-in lights? The fan and fixture combined (especially when turned on) will draw the eye upwards and showcase your spectacular roof.
You could also opt for hanging ceiling lights, such as chandeliers and pendants, as these are best suited to rooms with high cathedral roofs. Not only will these modern and designer fixtures form a focal point in the room, they can really tell a visitor a lot about what that space is used for.
If you aren’t trying to make your lighting a feature of the room, you could opt for the less dramatic option of recessed fixtures. These will sit flush with the roof and will adequately illuminate the room below, all the way into the corners. For a more attractive look, consider arranging these lights in a row.
Choosing lights that works well with cathedral ceilings can be a difficult task to undertake, but if you know what you are looking for and have an understanding of what sorts of fixtures will work, you will have made a decision in no time. Use one of the ceiling light ideas outline above for the best results.