One of the best and typically the most economical way to update your home is with lighting. In this post, I will talk about how to update your home with lighting ideas, plus I'll even give you examples of some light fixtures that you can shop!
Lighting is a very important aspect when updating your home/space. It will set the mood and tone of your area and also can be a big focal point depending on were it's needed. Even table and floor lamps are being considered in this as well. We sometimes tend to ignore these two fine pieces, but I think they're just as important as over head lighting.
Updating your lighting even in a brand new build will bring out personality and enhance the overall design of your home. Most times, we see generic light fixtures in homes or rentals because it's cheaper and they are easily accessible. However, that doesn't mean you should keep them! You know which ones I'm talking about...you see them up and down the Home Depot aisles. Take them out!
First, you need to determine what kind of mood you would like your lighting to bring. Secondly, where is your lighting being placed. For example, do you need to update the lighting over your kitchen island? In your hallway? Bedroom? etc. Lastly, what is your design aesthetic? Are you attracted to more modern, rustic, or mid-century style? Don't spend too much time on the last one because you may not know your design aesthetic, just simply look for lighting that you like!
"A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting it can be the coldest place in the world!"
Shall we break down some rooms in your home that need lighting updates?
Kitchen/Kitchen Island -
How tall are your ceilings? This is an important question because you don't want to get any sort of lighting that shortens your ceiling height. Your lighting fixture should b