This time of year, Perry Como’s words, “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…” ring true for so many of us. After a busy day of holiday shopping or having fun out with friends or family, there’s nothing quite like coming back to a warm, welcoming home.

Choosing the right interior lighting will help to set the tone in your home for the holiday season. Whether you plan to throw festive parties or enjoy a quiet, intimate setting, you’ll want the right decor lighting to set the mood.

Embrace the magic of the holiday season with these home lighting ideas

Create gathering areas

If you’re hosting a holiday party in your home, you’ll want to have spots where your guests can mingle. A distinctive, light-directing fixture is a great way to define the space and draw your guests in.

Here are a few ways to create a cozy spot your guests will adore:

A torchiere and chairs

Like stepping into a European salon of a bygone era, the Zara Torchiere floor lamp from Currey & Company dangles its lush details surrounding its illumination. Dripping with smoke-hued crystals, the wrought iron frame has been treated to Viejo gold and silver finishes.


Track lighting aimed toward a corner sofa

This fixed track halogen lighting fixture is from Kuzco Lighting. The lamp monopoint has an intricate and detailed laser cut pattern. Metal finish for the fixture is available in bronze or chrome.


A pendant grouping above a table


The Tahoe pendant from Hinkley Lighting makes a classic Arts & Crafts design statement in cast aluminum construction with panels of clear seedy waterglass and copper foil art glass accents.

For the main entertaining area, consider an eye-catching chandelier.

Capturing the fun of contemporary crystal and designed to follow the cut of a marquise diamond, the Marquise chandelier by Feiss has a delicate, exposed metal frame adorned with a silver leaf application and then finished with a string of hand-applied crystal beading to grab the warm light and make a dynamic sparkle. Available in either a Silver finish with Clear color crystals or Burnished Silver finish with Champagne color crystals.


The holiday season can be a bit hectic, but will hopefully be spent enjoying good times with family and friends. We’re glad to help you with your home lighting ideas and needs. Reach out to one of our Carolina Lanterns and Lighting specialists today for advice about the best and most economical way to create your perfect gathering and entertaining spaces for the holidays and beyond!


Related Resource

American Lighting Association Lighting Your Home for the Holidays