Lighting is one of those items that people seem not to think about, but really does make a big difference in a room. It can create a totally different feeling in a home from new and trendy versus “when was the last time anything was updated here!”
I recently have been looking into different types of lighting and ceiling lighting other than recess. The goal is to show you how creative you can get with your rooms with lighting, and also get you thinking of updating some of those old lights.
So scroll along!
A few years ago drum shades were starting to show up as a strong trend and have continued to stay strong. They can be used in different rooms as seen here.
This being a single light makes this dining area updated but elegant.
This is a pretty application of a drum light in a kitchen
The nice thing is that retailers like Ikea have great inexpensive drum lights and are attractive, so if you don’t have the budget to update to something expensive, you still can with style.
The industrial trend is big now. Wire, thick glass, black metal but also warm toned metals are popular too.
They can also set such a specific mood in a room.
Many of these lights can now accommodate the newer LED bulbs which can make a huge difference in your electrical bill. I say newer because manufactures are getting the light balanced so they are not harsh and work well in residential rooms. So if you have not updated your hanging lights in over five years, it might be time to consider something newer and a little updated. I believe lighting is like a haircut, it’s wise to update every five to ten years!