Once your new metal ceiling has been installed, you will probably be very impressed with how much your room has changed for the better! You’ll also realize that some of what was in the room previously now seem outdated or out of place. One of the places where this will seem most evident is in your old light fixture. Consider these tips to help you find the type of lighting that perfectly complements your new metal tile ceiling.
You may also realize that some of what was in the room previously now seem outdated or out of place. One of the places where this will seem most evident is in your old light fixture. Consider these tips to help you find the type of lighting that perfectly complements your new metal tile ceiling.
Types Of Lighting Best Suited For Your Metal Tile Ceiling
The type of lighting you choose for your new room is entirely up to you and the ambiance you are in search of. Lighting can very much depend on the ceiling tiles you installed. Consider your options before calling an electrician to reroute your entire electrical wiring system!
Popular lighting options for those with tin metal ceiling tiles include recessed lighting, chandeliers, and pendant lighting.
When using recessed lighting, you’ll want to be sure that the round lights fit perfectly into the design of your tiles. Otherwise, they will look awkward and out of place. If your tin tiles have circles, they are ideal for recessed lighting. Modern tiles tend to work better for recessed lighting as well. You can paint portions of the light to match your ceiling.
Chandeliers And Pendant Lighting
When using a chandelier, the options are endless. You can choose a chandelier that accents a room, perfectly tying the ceiling into the rest of the room. You can also find a chandelier that is a beautiful work of art that deserves to be shown off.
How much you choose to highlight your chandelier can depend on the brightness of the chandelier and the type of tin ceiling tiles you used. For example, if your tin ceiling tiles are highly reflective, then using bright light bulbs can brighten a room too much. You should not look to artificially draw attention to your chandelier. Instead, let the beauty of the piece speak for itself. If you installed conservative tin ceiling tiles, then consider adding a more exquisite chandelier. If your tin ceiling tiles are the intended focal point of the room, then choose a quieter chandelier that will serve as an accent piece.
Pendant lighting should be used as accent pieces because they serve practical purposes. They can be hung at varying heights, allowing you to brighten certain areas. If you’re looking for a very bright room, pendant lighting may not be your best option.