Lighting is something we have had to start thinking about for the new house. We already have recessed lighting put in on the porch. I think we will really like having the porch lit up since it is a big ole front porch. I like some of the pendants I found in the Sundance catalog. Sure wish I had the budget for it though:( But you know me. I can take a pic and find it for less. I love me a bargain. So, that is kind of what I do and would say a lot of us do! I have a ton of inspiration pics that I take and make into my own.
We are using Menards, which is a big box do it yourself store if you're not from the Midwest, to get a lot of our supplies. They have good prices and some of the stuff isn't half bad. Now, there are some things that we are going to get custom made. I can't wait to put those special little one of a kind touches on the house.
Along with the recessed lighting for the outdoors I am trying to go with a lantern look for the lights by the doors. I liked some of these from Menards. They will also go by the garage doors.
I am thinking of the pendants for above my kitchen island, but we have an angled island that seems a little awkward right now to decide until it is actually installed.
I also love chandeliers. I am trying to find the perfect one to go over my tub in the master bathroom. Can't wait to soak in the tub with the chandy on dim and candle lights aglow.... Ooooh sorry I was daydreaming there for a second;) I am also searching for a unique not so spendy antler chandy for our living room. That one may take some hunting. No pun intended! lol I don't want a ton of hunting paraphernalia going on but I do have an amazing cow hide rug that would love to have an antler chandy hanging above it.