Has your home has been looking a little tired lately? With one simple-fix, you can easily update your interior and also make it a lot more inviting. Investing in new lighting is one of the best solutions to brighten up a home, and the good news is that it won’t cost you a fortune! Here are some low-cost lighting ideas to help brighten up your home.
Set up a theme
There are plenty of contemporary lighting options available, and because this is a highly competitive market, you should be able to find something to suit your taste and budget. Ceiling lights are the best place to start and choosing the right style of lighting can create a theme throughout your home.
Take a look at your colour scheme and try to find lighting solutions that either complements or contrasts with your decor. The colour of your furniture and materials used can also play a part in your purchasing choice. It’s always useful to consider your lighting options before purchase, to make sure they fit with your creative vision for an area.
Lighting can transform a room
The bonus with new lamps is that they can create an ambience whether you’re looking to open up a room, or set in place a more intimate mood. Floor standing lamps are an excellent choice if you’re looking to bring additional light to a room, while table lamps are great for creating a relaxed setting in the evenings. Lighting is often an under-appreciated tool when it comes to bringing out textures; uplighters are ideal for highlighting items such as ornaments or artwork.
Where to find inexpensive lighting
Before you make your purchase, take a look at home interior decorating magazines for ideas, or get online and see the massive range of lighting designs available. You’ll find plenty of low-cost but high-quality options available through online retailers as well as the major DIY stores.
After you’ve made your decision get onto those auction websites to see if they have the model you’re looking for and start bidding. Flea markets are another great place to bag inexpensive stands and shades – and don’t forget the sales for those discount prices! Creatively illuminating your home is an investment that will provide rewards over the long-term. Keep your eyes open for those bargain-priced lamps that will cost little but add a lot to your home.