Illuminate Your Home with These Designer Lighting Tips

Posted: July, 14, 2021 | Categories: Home Inspiration

The lighting in a new home can completely transform a space, setting a mood that affects how you feel about your home. Most designers will agree that you need more than one source of light in a room and that every room should have a mix of lighting.


Chandeliers combine both form and function and are often the star of the show. They make an eye-catching statement in large-scale rooms like the Live Oak Great Room.  Chandeliers are a décor staple in both traditional and modern homes. Now often used in locations other than just the dining room, they can add subtle elegance to a powder bath and a touch of romance or flair to a master bedroom as seen in the Ivy Makenna Owners’ Bedroom.

Lantern Style Fixtures:

Lantern style fixtures can be found in nearly every shape, style, size and finish. In between the direct light of a pendant and the soft glow of a chandelier, they can be a dramatic feature in bedrooms and kitchens, as seen in the Live Oak Kitchen.

Pendant Lights:

Pendants are another multi-functional fixture that add light and style while saving surface space. Whether hung as a single, double or multi-height fixture, a pendant beautifully fills the open space between countertop and ceiling and can add a punch of personality to your space. At McCaffrey Homes, we can help you decide on the best options, and we feature several ideas in our model homes such as the fixtures above the island in the Altura Laina Kitchen.

Don’t forget the details:

Layering is the key to achieving a great lighting scene.  You can add in table and floor lamps, making sure to choose the best light bulbs for each fixture.  Timers can also be added to table lamps for warm welcoming illumination when you arrive home.

At McCaffrey Homes, it’s the details that make the difference, and that’s why we provide beautiful, thoughtful lighting options for all our homes.

From included recessed can lighting with dimmers -- to options for adding under counter lighting, directional lighting or wall mounted sconces, we are here to help you design the perfect lighting for your new home.



Chandelier in the Live Oak Great Room | Oaks at Tesoro Viejo

Chandelier in the Makenna Owner's Bedroom | Ivy at Tesoro Viejo

Lanterns in the Live Oak Kitchen | Oaks at Tesoro Viejo

Pendant lights in the Laina Kitchen | Altura at Tesoro Viejo