This photo provided by interior designer Maggie Griffin shows a room designed by Griffin. Griffin says homeowners often hang ceiling fixtures too high, especially over dining tables. (Brian Bieder/Maggie Griffin via AP)
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When you shop for a new sofa or another piece of furniture, it's not hard to envision how it might look in your living room.It's easy fall in love with the design of a light fixture or lamp, interior designer Maggie Griffin notes, but how will it illuminate your space? Here, three interior design experts -- Griffin, founder of the Atlanta-based Maggie Griffin Design; Jennifer Bunsa of Bunsa Studio Interiors and co-founder of WorkRoom Miami; and Caitlin Murray, founder of L.A.'s Black Lacquer design -- offer advice on choosing the best lighting for any room, and on navigating the range of new light bulbs and LED technology.Many houses have can lights in the ceiling which flood a room with light.Murray takes the same approach, using sconces to frame certain areas in a room and bring a bit of intimacy to parts of a large room.OF STYLEUsing a mix of vintage and modern light fixtures and lamps can make a room more appealing and shake up its style, Murray says.
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