Awesome Lighting Designs for Modern Living

lighting-designsA dilemma for many landlords is how to keep their real estate portfolio fresh and inviting, whilst keeping their costs to a minimum. Often neglected is in this process is lighting. Lighting affects the way your home, apartment, or condominium looks to future tenants. It is too easy to go for the cheapest lighting designs without a degree of thought to the home’s surroundings.

In this guide is a pick of some of our favorite lighting designs with a contemporary edge.  Our favorite designs are categorized by store order.  We have also purposely chosen stores with a bricks and mortar presence, handy if you need to grab an item quickly.


For picture rail lighting designs, we particularly like Mainstays 7.5” spotlight lamp ($7.86). Also by Mainstays, their black shelf floor lamp ($40.00) is a handsome addition to your front room. For the energy conscious among you, the Lavish Home LED Sunlight Floor Lamp ($48.00) comes with a dimmer switch.


At a knockdown price, IKEA offers a wide range of stylish lamps. The Magnarp table lamp ($12.99) stands out with its modernist design. The Lampan ($4.99) offers unbeatable value for bedside tables. For $59.99, the sleek Hektar pendant light is good for breakfast bars and food preparation areas.

The Home Depot

Combining elegance with economy is the Bazz pendant light. At $48.48 it is ideal for breakfast bars and kitchen lighting. At $70.11, the Gather Collection 3-Light Brushed Nickel Chandelier is a boon to any front room. For a cool $34.97, the Hampton Bay Somerset 1-Light Oil-Rubbed Bronze Mini Pendant light is a worthy addition.


The venerable Kmart offers some good bargains in the lighting department, with a mix of traditional and modern styles in various colors. Falling somewhere between traditional and modern is the Warehouse of Tiffany Adelaida Crystal Chandelier at $101.91. Also by the same people is the Tiffany Style Simple 5-light Hanging Lamp at $131.39.  Please note that all prices and shipping details may be subject to change. All items advertised are subject to availability or unavailable in some states.

Mertech Electrical is a Beverley, East Yorkshire, UK based electrical contractors with a wealth of experience covering real estate and industrial premises.