Updating Light Fixtures

Home Frosting’s Karen Post is here with lighting tips. It adds the magic to any room.

The right lighting can brighten a space, make it feel more spacious and sets the mood.

 Before and After’s

Dated dining chandelier?
Before you trash that light fixture consider updating it. New shades or bulb covers can make a dramatic difference.
Many chandeliers have traditional lampshades. These can be updated with glass covers.

  • One helpful hint is to take a look at the glass cover used before. If there is a lip on the previous shade then you know you need to look for that lip when shopping for the updated one and vice versa.
  • Mercury glass is a great trend right now

Got a gold rush going on in your house?
Try introducing a silver/gold blend to tone down the 100% gold.

  • This finish color is often referred to a champagne or warm bronze.
  • Remember it is okay to mix metals and in doing so you have taken your eye away from those gold, very dated elements of your home.

Too much drama with your Hollywood bathroom lights?
Try a simple change by painting the base.

  • Editing down the 1980’s disco gold light fixture with white or to match the wall paint will gives it more of a clean, updated look.

Tired of traditional Tuscan?
Replace the glass tulip covers with industrial hammered metal pendant shades.

  • This introduces a whole new style that can be flexible. It can feel rustic, industrial or even nautical.

Got a big wall with nothing on it?
Create a statement with a pair of lamps on a console rather than having a chunky piece of furniture.

  • This also allows a little more soft lighting into the room rather than the direct overhead light you get from recessed cans.

Have some family lamps that you can’t chunk?
Replace of modify the shade. This is a big game changer.

  • Go from the traditional, bell shaped shade to a clean, drum or square shape.

Too many tulips lights on ceiling fan garden?

Update your glass shades here too.

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