Shine a light on your interiors with fixtures that transform a space for the better! From flush mounts to table lamps to show-stopping chandeliers, light fixtures serve a dual purpose — they serve an essential function, but they are also the crowning jewels of good design. In selecting fixtures, Beth Haley looks for fixtures that illuminate the room and make a stylish statement. Good lighting makes all the difference in your finished interiors, and there are numerous fixtures and styles to compliment your taste.

Ahead, we look at a handful of Beth Haley Design projects with one thing in common: overhead lighting that wows. 

7 Overhead Lighting Ideas

A Matching Pair 

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Although natural light flows in from all directions, this long and narrow entryway requires overhead lighting to illuminate the space when the sun goes down. Instead of selecting one larger fixture, Beth Haley opted for a matching pair of gold light fixtures to complete the design. Touches of gold on the entryway table creates a nice balance. 

Traditional Meets Contemporary

Overhead Light Ideas | Beth Haley Design

Traditional chandeliers in the dining room is a familiar look. Here, the traditional lighting piece is paired with contemporary furnishings and finishes for a well-rounded look. In a dining room outfitted for everyday use, a chandelier is an element that elevates the design. This texture-rich room delivers delicious design. 

An Unexpected Statement

Overhead Lighting Ideas | Beth Haley DesignThis bright bathroom features touches of color, including a teal glass chandelier that hangs above the bathtub. Although the space floods with natural light, the overhead lighting transforms a simple bathroom into a spa-like space. We can’t imagine anything dreamier than a warm bath under the light of a chandelier.

Non-Traditional Design

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Beth Haley gravitates towards midcentury modern design, and this kitchen highlights the best elements of the funky design style. Natural wood, green walls, and organic and geometric shapes are highlighted by a white, textured chandelier that artfully hangs above the dining table.  

Lots of Light

Overhead Lighting Ideas | Beth Haley Design

With a muted color palette, texture-rich walls, natural light, this kitchen is a design-lovers dream. The hanging pendants and wall scones only improve the look. The pendants draw the eye upward and take advantage of the ceiling height, while the scones smartly hang above the windows for an almost nautical look.

Perfect Pendants 

Overhead Lighting Ideas | Beth Haley Design

Pendant lighting is perfect for hanging above a kitchen island. Opt for a matching pair to deliver enough light to cook, entertain, and dine around your island. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it deserves to be seen in its best light.

Overall Illumination 

Overhead Lighting Ideas | Beth Haley Design

Pendants above the kitchen island and lighting beneath the cabinets provide task lighting, but you also need a fixture that delivers overall illumination in your kitchen. Instead of a low-hanging chandelier, select a semi-flush mount fixture that doesn’t crowd the space and distract from the clean design. 

Did these inspiration photos strike any design ideas? Beth Haley Design is here to help you in the selection process, so let us know how we can help! 


Like many of you, we are navigating a new work situation in light of the current events. To keep our design team and clients safe and happy, we have decided to limit the in-person meetings at the Beth Haley Design studio. In the meantime, Beth Haley Design continues to be a resource for interior design services and a source of inspiration. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our virtual interior design services during these stay-at-home times.


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