Artistic lighting produces an elegant luminous effect. Different styles of artistic lighting are designed to be used indoors or outdoors, and they can include hand-made features, such as blown-glass globes. The styles, sizes and colors of artistic lighting are plentiful, and range from wall sconces to sculptures and chandeliers. In the kitchen and other areas of the home where sufficient lighting is critical, artistic lighting is often used in addition to a main lighting source. Kitchen-themed lighting may include a row of coffee cup lights hung from the ceiling, or a modern, linear suspension chandelier. Artistic kitchen-style chandeliers are available in traditional and contemporary styles, from vintage brass chandeliers dripping in crystals to chrome chandeliers with symmetrical rows of clear, cylinder-shaped lights.
Bathroom lighting can be given artistic flair by using glass landscapes, sconces and contemporary lighting fixtures. Glass landscapes have lighted shelves, which shine light above onto shaped pieces of clear and colored glass to form scenes, such as mountains, horses grazing and city parks. Artistic sconces can use materials to mimic nature, such as bamboo and bark. They also can be shaped like sea shells, sea fans and leaves. Contemporary lighting for the bathroom can include modernistic-shaped pendants, such as long cylinders, orbs and cones, or a chandelier-style light featuring rows of clear, hand-blown glass bubbles.