Lighting in your home has two major functions: to give off the best light (not the brightest light!) and to work within the space’s design to add a stylistic punch to the mix. A little while back we talked about some of the fundamental rules for lighting from a functional point of view, and now we’re sharing our tips on how to get the most style out of your choice in light fixtures.

Sometimes we focus too much on the bare bones of our homes to determine which light fixture we’ll install. But it’s important to remember that homes aren’t meant to be empty, and whatever you choose has to work together with the other elements such as the furniture, artwork, accessories… Consider this your cheat-sheet on how to get that magazine look in your own space.

Check out our slideshow to find out our 7 tips.