To any room, be it the living room, the kitchen or the bedroom, lightings work like magic. It can transform any room with its all-out glimmering or soft and subtle touch. After all, illumination is an essential decoration to any home.
For a home, getting the lighting right is crucial. It can help define the functionality or set the mood to a room. Inadequate light can mess up any kind home design, that countertop you just bought or that furniture you got from your mom will stay unappreciated if you are not going to highlight it with the right lightings.
To help you, here are five easy ways to decorate your new home with lightings.
1. Dress your shades
Dress up your chandeliers with fabric shades or glasses. Depending on what you want to go for – the design of the fabric shade can make any room look more glamorous or casual. So be careful and choose wisely.
By utilizing shades, your lights will have a comfortable quality as it covers any light and directs them downwards to the table. Your floor or modern table lamps can be quickly updated by using a new shade.
2. Get hands-on
For a cheaper and more creative alternative, you can design your very own lamps. In doing so, you can customize your lightings and include a personal touch for each lamp. Here are some ideas on what you can create to help you get started:
Make a pendant coil lamp
Create a table lamp with an acrylic base
Use mason jars to design your chandelier
Craft a pendant lighting with some vintage doilies
Turn a hula hoop into a bright chandelier
And so much more!
3. Add some drama
What’s better than candles in making a room look more fashionable in an old kind of way? Why not install a few metal holders for some candles? It creates a bit of drama to a room whenever you dim the lights. If you’re not a fan of candles, try some hard-wired sconces. They produce the same effect.
4. Go LED
If you want an exciting approach, use LED lighting. It illuminates any room with an array of colours with added effects. When decorating, you can either chose colour changing patterns, have a single colour, or be eco-friendly and use a long-lasting LED lighting.
For a cheaper alternative, you can also buy some LED tapes. With its small frame, it can fit into any small space be it inside tray ceilings, behind coves, above cabinets and so much more. LED lighting is one of the cost-effective ways to have a lot of visual interest and make a dynamic space.
5. Be creative
We’ve all heard it before, “think outside the box.” You can repurpose any lamp or lighting for a better-looking design. Try hanging some pendant lamps by poles, cords or chains. Don’t just stick to the usual stuff. In doing so, it helps free up some table space and make your room look more glamorous than ever.
Those are the five ways to use lights in decorating your new home. Which one’s your favourite?