6 DIY Lighting Ideas To Brighten The Look Of Your Home
There’s nothing quite like a well-lit room. It can make a space feel more welcoming, comfortable, and inviting. Not to mention, it can also make a space feel more luxurious and upscale. If you’re looking for ways to brighten the look of your home, consider implementing some DIY lighting ideas into your decorating scheme.
In this article, we will explore seven different DIY lighting ideas that are sure to brighten up any room in your home. We will provide detailed instructions on how to create each of these lighting fixtures yourself, so you can achieve the same results in your own home. Let’s get started!
DIY Edison Bulb Chandelier
Are you looking for a statement piece to hang in your entryway or living room? If so, this DIY Edison bulb chandelier is the perfect solution. It will make the lighting in your living room feel warm and inviting, while also adding a touch of luxury. Plus, it’s a relatively easy project that you can complete in just a few hours. It’s easy to make and only requires a few supplies that you can find at your local hardware store. Plus, it gives off a warm and inviting glow that is sure to brighten up any space.
To create your own DIY Edison bulb chandelier you will need a hanging light fixture (we used an old metal basket), 6-8 Edison bulbs, a pendant light cord kit, and spray paint (optional). First, start by spray-painting your hanging light fixture if you’d like to change the color. We chose to keep ours natural, but you can paint it any color you like. Next, thread your pendant light cord through the basket and screw in your Edison bulbs. Once all of the bulbs are in place, screw on the metal plate that came with your pendant light cord kit. Your chandelier is now ready to hang!
Mason Jar Wall Sconces
These Mason jar wall sconces are the perfect way to add some rustic charm to your home. They’re easy and inexpensive to make, plus they give off a beautiful warm glow when lit. All you need to create your own Mason jar sconces are mason jars, tealights, jute string or twine, hot glue, and scissors.
Start by wrapping the top of each mason jar with jute string or twine. Make sure to leave enough string at the top so that you can easily hang the sconce on the wall later. Next, use hot glue to attach a tealight candle to the bottom of each mason jar. Once the candles are in place, your sconces are ready to hang! Simply use a nail or screw to secure them to the wall.
Metal Lantern Table Lamp
While this next project may take a bit more time to complete, the results are worth it. This metal lantern table lamp is the perfect way to add some ambient lighting to your space. It’s also a great way to repurpose an old lantern that you may have lying around the house.
The first thing you’ll need to do is gather supplies. For this project, you will need an old metal lantern, a table lamp kit, a drill, and a saw. If you don’t have an old lantern on hand, you can usually find them at thrift stores or garage sales. Once you have all of your supplies, start by drilling a hole in the bottom of the lantern. Next, use the saw to cut out a square opening at the top of the lantern. These two openings will be where you insert the cord and socket for your table lamp kit.
Now it’s time to assemble your lamp. Start by screwing the socket into place inside of the lantern. Then feed the cord through the bottom hole and connect it to the socket. Once the cord is in place, screw on the metal top of the lantern. Your lamp is now ready to use! Simply add a light bulb and turn it on when you need some extra light.
Wooden Branch Chandelier
This next project is perfect for anyone who wants to add a bit of nature into their home. This wooden branch chandelier is easy to make and can be customized to fit any space. All you need to create your chandelier are some branches, a hanging light fixture, jute string or twine, and scissors.
To get started, cut your branches to the desired length and arrange them in the hanging light fixture. Once you’re happy with the placement of the branches, use jute string or twine to secure them in place. Next, screw in your light bulbs, and there you have it! Your very own DIY wooden branch chandelier will surely leave your guests impressed.
Fairy Light Accent Wall
This next project is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of magic to their home. This fairy light accent wall is easy to make and can be customized to fit any space. All you need to create your accent wall are some fairy lights, push pins, and dark-colored paint (optional).
To achieve this look, start by painting your wall a dark color if you haven’t already. Once the paint is dry, use push pins to secure the fairy lights to the wall. You can arrange the lights in any pattern you like. You can then use push pins to secure them in place. That’s it! Your magical fairy light accent wall is now complete. If you want to take it one step further, you can also add some star-shaped stickers or glitter to the wall for an even more magical look.
Clip-On Book Light
Every bookworm needs a good clip-on book light, and this next project is the perfect way to make your own. This clip-on book light is easy to make and can be customized to fit any space. Not only is this light functional, but it also makes for a great conversation starter. All you need to create your book light are some clips, a mini LED light, and a hot glue gun.
The first thing you’ll need to do is attach the mini LED light to one of the clips using hot glue. Once the light is in place, clip the other end of the clip onto the pages of your book. That’s it! Your very own DIY clip-on book light is now complete. As you can see, it is easier than you thought, and you can even personalize it by choosing different colors or patterns of lights.
There you have it! These are just a few of the many amazing DIY lighting ideas that will help you brighten up any room in your home. From chandeliers to accent walls, there’s sure to be a project on this list that you’ll love. So, get started today and see how easy it is to transform your living space.
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