What better way to add instant atmosphere to your home than with a brand new lighting scheme? From LED lights and cool pendants to hang above the kitchen table to bold, cool lamps, we’ve got eight fresh new lighting ideas to choose from.
Swap Your Holiday Lights for LED Versions
Make the switch to LED lights and reduce your contribution (and December light bill). LED holiday bulbs can trim your energy budget and last about 30 holiday seasons.
Bedroom Lighting For Every Mood
Consider turning your bedroom into a relaxing, restful haven with mellow mood lighting. Starry Sky Projector channels a quiet glam into your bedroom. Your room will sparkle while still channelling serenity for you to get the deepest sleep!
Use Lighting in Unexpected Ways
Lighting is so much more than overhead fixtures and portable lamps. Besides adding functional task lighting, you can use pops of illumination to give your home an unexpected glow—and a personalized touch. You could also uplight a plant by hiding a small spotlight next to a large container and turning it at about a 45-degree angle up toward the foliage.
Pick a New Shade or Shape
Lampshades have more practical design power than they get credit for. Lighter-color versions can help diffuse light in a wider circle. A dark shade concentrates the light, focusing it on a surface. A new shade is also a chance for you to try out a punch of color and pattern before you redo a whole room.
Add an Exterior Fixture
Beautiful light is great, but safety and convenience are also top concerns for exterior fixtures and landscape lighting. If you have a dark entrance—a side door, a garage door—install either one sconce or a matching set. You’ll stop fumbling for keys and feel more secure, too.
Layer your Lighting
Even if your living room is on the smaller side, you need to bring in at least three different sources of light so there’s illumination at every level. Start from your ceiling by considering spotlights or chandeliers, working your way down to just above eye level with wall lights and then to table lamps, LED strip lighting along bookcase shelves, floor lamps and candles.
Add a Centerpiece
Whether you go for a romantic chandelier or a modern pendant, a striking light fixture can complete a living room. Use the piece to brighten the seating area and create a focal point.
Add a Pop of Color
If your space is lacking a certain something, add a colorful lamp for a stunning vibe.