Taking on a renovation is never easy, and for most it’s not even an option. Trying to determine how to give your home a facelift without a total gut job or overhaul of everything you own may also seem completely impossible, but I’m here to show you how! The biggest impact you can make in a room with only changing one simple thing is LIGHTING! It truly is the jewelry of any room and typically a focal point if it is centered accordingly. But as with anything else, if you’re updating the lighting and nothing else yet, don’t match new lighting to old furniture. If you’re updating in steps, have a bigger picture in mind to avoid wasting your money and changing your mind down the road.
Whether you’re opting for statement pieces or your old fans simply need to be replaced with a more modern finish, making this simple change will make a serious impact! Some of my favorites are truly eye-catching pieces of art that can be incorporated in any style of home or décor. And if all else fails, go for a neutral and natural pendant such as the rattan or wood beaded options featured here.
My favorite places to shop for lighting can differ based on size and style, but my constant go-to’s are Pottery Barn, West Elm, CB2, and Shades of Light.
If the natural elements don’t feel like they suit your space, the easiest way to choose lighting is by opting for black, transitional style pieces. Think farmhouse with clean lines and not distressed. Wrought iron chandeliers are incredibly easy to incorporate in almost any space if they are simplistic and not overly detailed or heavy. If you’re on a tight budget, Wayfair, Overstock, and Amazon have some amazing quality pieces for even better prices.
Now if you’ve got the time and resources to update another thing in your home to make an equally large impact, I’d opt for a fresh coat of white paint every day of the week. Not only will this also help display your new light fixtures, but it’ll give your home the fresh, airy and bright look everyone is after. And even though the beige’s and grey’s had their moment, white will never go out of style!