The overall look and style of the space should be taken into account, so that a ceiling lighting fixture complements and accentuates the look. A huge chandelier looks out of place in a small space, just as a small chandelier is easily overlooked in a large space.
First thing you might need to figure out if you are thinking of lighting an outdoor part of your home is the reason why you are illuminating this area. Your reasons could include security, the need to have the place lighted for future entertaining uses or for ambiance purposes. You will also need to figure out how much light you will need this place to have. If you are thinking of entertaining in the area you are illuminating, you might need to have more than one fixture installed to do this. The number of lights you install in an outdoor area may also depend on the size of the area that you will be lighting up.
Another thing that you want to pay attention to is the rim around the fixture itself. This is a very subtle ring that is usually just made out of a plain metal color. If you want it to blend into your ceiling then paint it a white. You can also have really beautiful leaf details on it. This could also just be in a totally different metal color. As long as this metal color is drastically different than the rest of the brass or silver fixtures in your space it can still coordinate.
To install heavy ceiling light fixtures, you will need to employ the help of a hickey. At the center of the fixture, you will find a stud where you will screw the hickey. Application of this hickey will vary from case to case though. All this depending on design and weight of the light fixtures for the ceiling. When you start the installation or mounting process you are advised to make sure you have switched off the current. There are models that are much easier to install than others. An example of such a model is the fluorescent fixtures. They are widely available in the market and they are certainly a good choice to go for.
A great way to do this is with an oil rubbed bronze which is going to give you a chocolate color in the space, but it's also going to have a metallic sheen to it. The other really great thing about this is that you can also go with more of a copper color. It should be an aged copper just said that it isn't too bold. This is going to incorporate a lot of greens or even rust kind of tones to it.
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