Refresh Your Home Lighting
A Little Home Lighting Goes A Long Way
One of the simplest and inexpensive ways to refresh the look of your home is to change the lighting. Getting creative with lighting options can change the ambiance of any room. You can create the perfect vibe easily without any major modifications with the right floor or table lamp. For a more custom look, you might consider a trendy chandelier or pendant lights. Lighting is a very important aspect of any room and can really affect the overall feel and mood.
Check out the rest of this article for 4 tips to update the interior lighting in your home.
1. Chandeliers or Pendants
Installing a chandelier or pendant light is a great way to add some personality and style to the space. Chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that perfectly suits your needs. They can also be very affordable, which is great if you’re on a budget. It can be fun to look for a unique piece second hand or even hand-made from a local shop or flea market. Simple, blown glass orbs or pendants will provide an understated and tasteful fixture anyone can appreciate. This farmhouse inspired hanging light would give a classic touch to almost any interior and is readily available to ship straight to your door.
2. Floor and Table Lamps
Floor lamps and table lamps can be a great way to add some extra light to a room, as well as some personality. There are a million different options when it comes to table and floor lamps, so it may take some searching, but you’ll find the perfect one for your needs. If you’re looking for a simple, affordable option, try finding a lamp with a fun or funky shade. You could even paint an old lampshade to add some extra flair. This driftwood table lamp is indirectly lit from the base and would provide a beautiful natural glow on in any room.
3. Under Cabinet Lighting
Under cabinet lighting is a great way to brighten up your kitchen and make it more functional. It can be used to light up countertops to make it easier to see when using the kitchen, and it can also be used to accentuate cabinets and other features in the room. There are a lot of different types of under cabinet lighting to choose from, but you can find the perfect option for your needs by looking at websites like Kitchensource.com. Depending on your kitchen’s style and cabinet types you may consider puck lights, LED strip lights or LED fixtures. We would recommend staying away from fluorescent or Xenon type lights that produce significant amounts of heat and consume a lot of energy.
4. Dimmer Switches
The best way to adjust the lighting in your home to suit your mood is to use a dimmer switch. Dimmer switches allow you to adjust the brightness of a light, which can be great for creating the perfect atmosphere. They’re also very useful for saving energy, as you can dim lights when they’re not needed. There are a few different types of dimmer switches available, so be sure to choose the right one for your needs. Rocker paddle dimmer switches like these are popular and easy to use.
You can change up the look of your home as often as you want with lighting that plugs into an existing outlet. It is important that you take into consideration the load for any lights you plug in so that you don’t accidentally over-load a circuit. For any hardwired fixtures, switches or new outlets be sure to call a professional home electrician like Sansbury Electric. Hiring a professional is the only way to be sure the electrical work in your home is safe and correct. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions about any residential electrical needs in Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, and Virginia.
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