We all know that lighting fixtures are one of the best ways to decorate a room. They bring ambiance and classiness to the room. And it’s probably because they’re purposed for more than just aesthetics; they can also serve as functional lighting, especially if you get the right kind. There is no wrong way to choose your lighting. There are many kinds—floor lamps, desk lamps, pendant lights—you name it.
After installing replacement windows to give the room a new look, the lighting fixtures are probably what you want to add next. But before you set out for home improvement stores in search of one, make sure you check these hacks first.
1. Chandeliers can be used beyond the dining room
Chandeliers are often thought of as being used in the dining room, but they can be used in other parts of the house. For example, consider using a chandelier to light up the space if you have a high ceiling. Not only will it look elegant, but it will also make the space feel more luxurious.
2. Hang pendant lights in clusters
If you want to add some interest to a dull room, try clustering several pendant lights together. This will create an interesting visual effect and make the room feel more spacious.
3. Use desk lamps to create ambiance
Desk lamps don’t always have to be used in the home office. They can also be placed in other parts of the home for different lighting effects. For example, you can use desk lamps in your living room or bedroom if you want to create a moody atmosphere when watching movies at home or reading your favorite book. Using several desk lamps will also provide more than enough light for reading and other tasks.
4. Place floor lamps next to seating areas
If you have seating areas in your home, consider placing floor lamps near them so that people will have lighting while they’re seated in that area. If necessary, you can put one lamp directly behind each seat, but using just one overall will suffice if the seating area is small enough. The idea here is to make it easier for people to see while relaxing in the seating area.
5. Hang lamps from the ceiling
This is a great way to add character and whimsy to your home. Not only will it make the room feel more festive, but it’ll also provide more light in the space. You can either hang them by themselves or combine them with other types of lighting fixtures.
6. Use track lighting to highlight artwork
Track lighting is perfect for highlighting artwork or other objects on the wall. It creates a spotlight effect that will make the object stand out and look more impressive.
7. Use floor lamps as nightstands
If you don’t have any nightstands, consider using floor lamps instead. They can also provide some added lighting when you need it at night, making them the perfect home accessory for any night owl out there.
8. Use wall sconces to add character
Wall sconces are a great home accessory that will make the room feel more stylish and functional at the same time. You can use them in almost any room in your home, and they’ll look good next to pretty much every type of decorating style out there (traditional, modern, etc.). There will be no shortage of light, and they’ll still have an elegant aesthetic that makes them stand out from other types of lamps.
9. Add accent lamps for additional interest
If you want to add even more character to the room, try adding accent lamps. These are just smaller versions of the standard floor or desk lamps that you can place on tables or other furniture. They are perfect for small nooks in your home where the primary light source might get blocked during certain parts of the day, so it’s great to have an additional light source for when you need it. And again, they also look good next to pretty much any type of decorating style out there.
10. Use table and floor lamps instead of overhead lighting
If you don’t like having overhead lights in a room, consider replacing them with traditional types of lighting fixtures such as table and floor lamps instead. This is especially helpful if you don’t want to glare at people while they’re having a conversation with you. It also creates a more cozy atmosphere in the room.
These are just a few home hacks that you can use to change the way you see your home’s lighting fixtures. With these tips, you’ll be able to improve the look and feel of your home in no time at all. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping for new lighting today.