Lighting is one of those items that people seem not to think about. When it looks great you notice the lighting, when it does not, it kind of goes away. Lighting can create a totally different feeling in a home from new and trendy versus “when was the last time anything was updated here!”
There are different types of lighting and ceiling lighting other than recess. Lighting continues to evolve now with the use of LEDs. The only restraint is your imagination as to what you can do in a room!
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Drum shade lights are classic. They can be used in different rooms as seen here. Some shades are simple while others have double shades like the one below showing off more detail.
This is a pretty application of a drum light in a kitchen
If you have a tight budget look to resources you know have lesser price lighting. Ikea has great inexpensive drum style lights. They are attractive and in the right setting will update the feeling in a room.
The industrial trend is big now. Wire, thick glass, black metal but also warm-toned metals are popular too.
Pendants are great for shedding light on a specific area.
I am really starting to appreciate the extra space they provide when done next to a bed.
In updating, you will want to consider energy-saving light fixtures. Using the newer LED bulbs can make a huge difference in your electrical bill. If you have not updated your hanging lights in over five years, it might be time to consider something newer. Lights can update a space quickly and for a small sum. It’s worthwhile considering something new for your rooms.
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