Residential art lights may seem like a luxury, but if a homeowner is going to invest hundreds or thousands in precious paintings or sculptures, it makes no sense not to pair them with the right fixtures. Otherwise, the piece will not get the attention and admiration it deserves. In fact, homeowners are often surprised by how different their paintings look with proper lighting. But as exciting as it can be to set up a display, it’s best for a homeowner to seek out professional assistance before picking a fixture.
Perhaps the biggest mistake a homeowner can make is picking out residential art lights before doing the research. Every fixture behaves a little differently, even if they appear to look and function the same way. The only way to be sure of how a fixture will perform is to take it out of the box and test it. However, a homeowner isn’t going to want to do this with a bunch of random fixtures, as this will only lead to frustration. Instead, a homeowner should consider consulting with an illumination designer like Phantom Lighting beforehand.
A designer usually has a handful of fixtures they are comfortable working with and know exactly how they will perform in most settings. With a designer’s help, there won’t be any surprises once the fixtures are installed, and a designer can often substitute inferior fixtures with the most flexible and customizable options. Rather than settling on something that won’t deliver the best results, talk with an expert to find out which fixture will enhance the artwork.