Basic Home Lighting Tips That Can Improve Your Home Instantly!

Home Lighting Fixtures


Improving your home doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend some cash, dedicate great amount of time and exert extra effort. Sometimes, all you have to do is upgrade or change your lighting fixtures – yes, as simple as that.

The lights you use have a huge impact on your interior decoration. The lighting fixtures’ size, shape and design can make or break your home’s ambiance and overall look.

Below are some home lighting tips and tricks that can help turn your house from being normal or boring to something extraordinary and wonderful.

For your kitchen

Florescent strip lights are the usual lights that most homeowners do place inside their kitchen. But according to research and studies, this kind of lighting fixture can cause nausea and headache to sensitive people. Instead, use halogen spot lights and under counter lighting. This can give you sufficient light for your kitchen chores. Aside from eliminating once source of headache, your kitchen will look elegant and exciting too!

For your bedroom

Place bedside lamps to create a more intimate, cozy and comfy ambiance inside your bedroom. You can also take advantage of dim lights that comes in different sizes and designs too. But don’t forget to place a good source of light at your dressing area or room. For more bedroom lighting tips and ideas, you can check out some home magazines and online publications.

For your living room

Normally, homeowners will install a bright source of light at their living room. However, this can’t be helpful if you wanted to be cozy and comfy while watching your favorite TV show. The solution, install a lighting fixture with dimmer switch. This way, you can adjust the brightness of your living room light anytime you wanted to. Table and desk lamps can also be a good addition if you are into reading books.

Having several small lights strategically placed in various areas of your home can greatly impact your interior decoration. Just make sure that they are all energy efficient and you don’t light them all simultaneously to avoid spikes on your energy consumption.

These tips might sound too basic and ordinary for some but trust me; their effect can surely turn your home around in a good way.

About the author:

Ron is the webmaster and content editor of Apartments For Rent in Michigan blog and Michigan Houses Online blog. For more of his tips about apartment living vs. buying a house, you can visit this webpage.


  1. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    You’ve got some great idea for lighting. We are the worst with ceiling lights and lamps. My husband likes them placed more for convenience and less for efficiency. That’s something we’ll have to work on.

  2. Great tips and I totally agree. We updated most of the lights in our home over the years. It really helps update the home. Our house was built in the 70s so goodness knows there is a lot to update!

  3. It really amazes me how sometimes such a simple thing changes the entire feel of a room. Lighting is huge for me as a photographer. I always love lots of natural light and if I can’t that, I like to have the best lighting system that betrays natural light. These are great suggestions!

  4. These are great tips for basic home lighting! We just moved into a new home we used all LED lighting. It has made a huge difference for us in terms of how much it improved our home instantly. These are very useful tips! Thanks!

  5. It drives me crazy that our house is so dark. I feel like I’m living in a cave. These tips sound doable and will be implemented promptly, even at hubby’s resistance.

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