Extreme Makeover: Lighting Edition

Your home should be a reflection of you and your family and it’s fun to design and decorate your home to match you style. However, style can change and it can get costly to update your whole home or even just a room. A simple, and often inexpensive way to update your style is through your lighting choices. You’d be surprised by the impact a fixture can have on a space.

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It’s also a suitable way to update any home – whether you have a house in the suburbs, an apartment in the city, or a cottage by the lake. Lighting can transform any space!

Lighting Things to Consider

When changing the lighting in a space, there are some things you will need to consider. You want to make a statement, but one that works with the space, not against it. A fixture too big will dwarf your furnishings, but something too small will get lost in the space.

You also need to consider how much light your space needs. Does the room get morning light or afternoon light? Is there a lot of natural light, or do nearby buildings block the sun all day long? All these factors will influence what type of fixture will work in your space.

You will want the fixture to work with any existing elements in your space as well. Consider your new light fixture in relationship to your furniture, fabrics, colour palette and accessories. You don’t want it to stick out in a bad way.

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Be You!

When you are spending time and money for a new item for your home, you might be tempted to play it safe and go with something tame and expected. While this is a fine, why not let your style shine and take chances? Choose something unexpected. There are some many uniquely shaped light fixtures available. If you have a bold personality, chose a fixture with a personality.

Buying a fixture is an investment and not only monetary. Adding a fixture to your space can completely change it, so choose your favorite! Ensure that you’ll be happy in the long run with your selection.

You don’t always have to play it safe. It is good to break the rules every now and then and step out of your comfort zone. You might surprise yourself.

 

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