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6 Lighting Hacks You Might Have Missed

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Lighting in our homes can often get neglected. It can completely change the vibe of a room, thus impacting our mood. It’s easy to forget to update our lighting or to even add something new once in a while. Whether you’re trying to maximize natural light or increase positive energy- consider your lighting.

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Don’t know where to start? We’ve got it covered, whatever your budget. Follow these lighting hacks when you’re decorating a room, and you won’t go far wrong:

Create an ambient feel

Dimmers are perfect for multi-functioning rooms. They suit bedrooms, living rooms, and even kitchens, and are easily installed. Unlike changing a lampshade completely, they can vary the output depending on your mood. Using a dimmer is the best way to create a cozy feel, at the flick of a switch.

Using a dimmer is ideal for toning down the lighting after a dinner party with friends and family. They’re also useful when you need to have lots of light when preparing food or cooking.

Lighting that works for you

Ideal for your bathroom or dressing area, invest in illuminated mirrors. These light-up mirrors will ensure that the light is shining onto your face, and not behind you. This way, you won’t be a silhouette when getting ready in the morning.

Tabletop mirrors are ideal for dressing tables, while wall-mounted mirrors are best for bathrooms. Available from most lighting stores, with batteries or mains adaptor, depending on your needs.

Get creative on a budget

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have stylish lighting. There are hundreds of DIY tutorials that you can create using upcycled materials. From mason jars to paper mache, there are lots of ideas on a budget – perfect for a rainy Sunday. Diy projects can also be a great gift idea.

Creating your own light can also a great conversation starter; people will be stunned when they visit your home to find you made it! Who knows, you might have that you’ve just found yourself a new hobby.

Stock up on candles

It’s not always about plugging in lights. Candles aren’t just for creating a warm feeling in the winter either. They can create a calming ambient feel or set a romantic scene.

Outdoor candles in lanterns or jars are an excellent way to light up the garden when entertaining. There are candles made especially for the backyard, which are readily available and affordable. They’re also much more aesthetically pleasing than an extension cable running across your lawn.

Bouncing light

Mirror bounce light around the room, offering an airy, spacious feel. They’re an easy way to make the room feel bigger, but also make the best use of natural light. It’s best to position a large mirror parallel to a large window, if possible.

Painting walls with white paint will also maximize the natural light in your room. White walls will not only create a fresh, bright feeling within your home, but it’ll bounce light.

These are just a few ways that you can increase the light in your home, and create a positive space.

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