Having a hard time finding coordinating light fixtures for your open floor plan? Look no further! Here are two farmhouse lighting design plans that are sure to make an impact.
All this time at home and my unfinished renovations are looking at me like heyyyy girl what you waiting for!? Anyone else? Those projects you said you’d eventually get to, they’re staring you in the face all day every day aren’t they? No better time than now to show our homes some lovin’. Today, I’m sharing two farmhouse lighting design plans. A brushed nickel version and a matte black version.
Over the past 5 years, we’ve been through 3 renovations and grew our family by 2. If you read my modern farmhouse laundry room makeover post then you know all about our renovation timeline. In case you missed it or you need a reminder, here it is.
In 2015, while pregnant with Lukas, we started our first renovation. We updated the paint, trim, blinds and fireplace, as well as the guest bathroom and the laundry area.
In 2017, while pregnant with Kate, we tackled the kitchen & dining area. There are still a few projects that need to be completed by yours truly before we can deem this renovation complete.
In 2018, we were desperate for more space so we started on our unfinished basement and continue to pick away at it. Hubs was desperate for a man cave and I was desperate for an office. Check out the office design plan here.
THE PROJECT LIST
Someone grab me a notepad and pencil and let’s do a walk through of our main floor.
- Refinish the dining room table and purchase new chairs.
- Finish the front of the island and purchase bar stools.
- Build a bulkhead above the island and install pendant lighting.
- Build and install trim around the oven and add a drawer underneath.
- Cut the cabinet above the fridge to size, then install.
- Design and build a window seat in the kitchen.
- Paint tile in the front entrance.
- Update Luke’s bedroom.
- Master bathroom?
- Oh, and replace the original lighting!
That’s my to-do list, not including any decorating or stepping foot in the basement. Notice how I said my? Yupp, I’m happily taking it all on! Except, the bulkhead. That’s beyond my skill set. She’s a work in progress, guys. I feel like it will always be – in the best way possible.
Some days my husband must wonder what he got himself into when he married me. Over the past few weeks, he’s patiently listened to my vision when it comes to these projects and more. Like the other day when I started talking about lime washing the exterior of the house and rebuilding the deck. His head was spinning and all he was seeing were dollar signs. I get it! It’s hard to visualize someone else’s vision, especially when they have a hard time getting it out of their own head. I truly appreciate his patience, his trust and his persistence to hire a professional when he feels necessary.
I kicked off the quarantine motivated renovations by creating a farmhouse lighting design plan! Over the past couple weeks I’ve worked to create a cohesive lighting plan for our main floor. A design that embodies our style and coordinates with a few fixtures we replaced during our first renovation. Here’s what I came up with! I’m calling it the brushed nickel and barnwood farmhouse lighting design plan.
BRUSHED NICKEL & BARNWOOD FARMHOUSE LIGHTING PLAN
Let me break it down for you!
- I have BIG plans for our front entrance and I’m super excited for this chandelier to be a part of that! Currently, our entrance is quite boring and home to original tile that’s just not our style.
- We have a bay window in our kitchen that is the perfect spot for a window seat. This flush mount will go there.
- I fell hard for this chandelier! It’s exactly what I was envisioning for our dining room. This entire farmhouse lighting design plan was based around this chandelier. And, it played a big part in the dining room design plan as well. Here’s a sneak peek.
- These are the pendants I’ve had in mind since before we started our kitchen renovation. They may not be the exact ones we end up with (size dependent), but they will be this style.
- This was a tough one for me. We have two separate areas in our open floor plan that require wall sconces, the dining room and the living room. I chose these ones because they paired well with the dining room chandelier, but this could change once I see them on the wall.
- We replaced the bathroom vanity fixture during our first renovation and intend on keeping what we have, so I’ve included this one just for you. You’re welcome!
Guys, do you know how hard it is to find reasonably priced brushed nickel light fixtures with wood accents? Usually it’s a black finish that’s paired with the wood. I had to hunt for these people. I spent far more hours than I care to admit on Wayfair – one of my favourite places to shop online. It’s a one stop shop with a vast selection of furniture and home decor. Shipping are returns are free. And, it allows me to save products I like and organize them by project, room or product type – really, however I please.
In an effort to reduce our lighting budget and put that money toward another project, I attempted a matte black and barnwood farmhouse lighting plan. But, as I said earlier, I fell hard for the brushed nickel and barnwood globe chandelier and I just couldn’t make the black work with our existing fixtures. Those sconces had me trying damn hard. Aren’t they gorgeous? In fact, this entire matte black and barnwood farmhouse lighting design plan is gorgeous. I would love to see this design come to life!
MATTE BLACK & BARNWOOD FARMHOUSE LIGHTING PLAN
Here’s where I’d place them!
- Front Entrance or Master Bedroom
- Bedrooms or Hallways
- Dining Room
- Over Island
- Down Hallway
- Bathroom Vanity
Now it’s time to bring the design to life – in phases. Phase 1 of our farmhouse lighting design plan, which includes the dining room chandelier and wall sconces, is en route. I can’t wait to share the before, during and after with you! Follow along on insta.
Do you have a favourite? Brushed nickel or matte black? Let me know in the comments below.
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