Lighting has the power to make or break a room's design and mood. Outdated or inefficient lighting can make a space feel dull and uninviting. But don't worry, with our expert tips on choosing and updating fixtures, bulbs, and switches, you can transform your home's lighting and create the perfect ambiance for every occasion. Discover how to brighten up your rooms, save energy, and give your home a fresh new look with these easy lighting ideas.
Choose a Lighting Focal Point
For a large space, such as a dining room or family room, a chandelier makes a great focal point. In a smaller scale room, think about a distinctive floor lamp or vintage-inspired sconces flanking a piece of wall art.
Consider Scale When Selecting Light Fixtures
The length plus the width of any room in feet should generally equal the diameter of a chandelier in inches. For example, if you have a 10x10-foot room, your fixture should be about 20 inches in diameter.
Use Lighting in Unexpected Ways
Some of our favorite outside-the-box lighting ideas including hanging a pendant bedside or highlighting a bookshelf with mini lights that highlight artwork or other display pieces.
Change the Lightbulbs You Use Most
Consider changing out the bulbs in the fixtures you use most often, such as in a kitchen or an entryway, for energy-efficient models.