“The right lighting can make all the difference in how you feel in your home.”
– Nate Berkus
The lighting element is one of the most significant elements in house design. It’s possible to completely change the look and feel of a room, but good lighting can be expensive. That’s where DIY lighting hacks come in. You can build your own unique and charming lighting systems with a little creativity and some basic supplies, so that they’ll brighten up your house. Add a touch of magic to your home’s décor by transforming ordinary materials into extraordinary lighting fittings. In this blog post, there are some of our favourite DIY lighting hacks.
1.Turn an old chandelier into a modern pendant light
You can easily upgrade an old chandelier that you no longer love and turn it into a beautiful pendant light. All you have to do is remove the old shades and chains and replace them with new pendant shades. There can be very high price for chandeliers sometimes. Why don’t you make it yourself, then? There are lots of ways to make a DIY chandelier, but using crystals or beads has been the most popular method. Simply string the crystals or beads onto a wire frame, and then attach the wire frame to the ceiling.
Using a variety of materials, like wine bottles, mason jars or even paper lanterns, you’re able to create stunning chandeliers. Put the material from the ceiling onto a chandelier like arrangement, then add lights to all of them. You can easily create beautiful and modern pendant lighting from an old chandelier with a little creativity and effort. You can make lovely and modern pendant lighting out of an old chandelier with a little creativity and effort. Now, for the next time you want to refresh your home’s decoration, think of transforming an existing chandelier into a magnificent pendant light.
2. Repurpose old jars
In order to achieve beautiful and unique lamps, the old glass jars can be used. Mason jars are a flexible, inexpensive material to use as lighting elements that can be made on your own. You just clean up a couple of mason jars and apply some colour to them, so that they can be used as lanterns. Paint the jar, add fabrics and laces or cover it with decorative objects for a creative expression of your lighting design.
To make sure that the paint is evenly painted, use a coat of primer. To create a bolder effect, select a colour which complements your current furniture or experiment with bright colours. As soon as the paint has dried out, you can add an accent to your jars that reflects your own style. Use fabric or lace to wrap and attach decorative items, such as beads, shells & trinkets. Add a fairy light string to each jar, after that.
3. Create DIY fairy lights
A popular way to add a touch of magic to your home is with fairy lights. You can use them to paint shelves, curtains, or even your walls. In order to create a roof over the bed, you can also use fairy lights. They’re possible to be expensive, though. You can make your own fairy lights out of twinkle lights and some wire to save money. They’re even good for creating a kid’s DIY nightlight. Put the fairy lights up on the ceiling.
It’s an excellent way of adding some atmosphere to the room. The lights can be hung in a straight line or you could drape them over your furniture or fittings to create an even more creative look.
4. Make your own candles
It’s a great way of getting the perfect scent and colour to your home when you make your own candles. For the production of candles, materials such as beeswax, soy wax or other paraffin waxes can be used. It’s just a matter of making sure your candles are always on the safe surface and never left unattended.
To melt wax you need to use two boilers, or a special torch pot for candle making. Next, secure the wicks to the containers with wick holders or adhesive tabs to prepare them. At a slow pace, melt the wax in the boxes and leave a little margin at the top that’s suitable for shrinkage while they cool. Cut down the wicks to about 1/4 inch above the surface of the wax once it has hardened. Your candles, with their attractive scent and warm glow, are now ready to light up your home.
5. String lights along a curtain rod
The use of string lights may allow for a variety of different lighting effects. It’s one simple way of using them, you can string it around a curtain rod. That will make your room glow softly and inconspicuously. Adding a touch of whimsy and charm to any room, these subtle interactions between light and shadow make it feel more inviting and intimate.
In addition to highlighting architectural elements or drawing attention to specific areas of the room, soft illumination may also be applied with a view to enhancing space depth and dimension. A flexible and cost effective way to enhance the mood of any room, String Lights on a Curtain Bar can be used both indoors and outdoors in creating warm, inviting atmospheres.
6. Use mirrors to reflect light
Mirrors may be used in order to reflect light, making the room appear larger and brighter. To reflect natural light, you may place mirrors next to the window or behind a lamp that reflects artificial light. To be able to capture and distribute light, positioned mirrors strategically at the desired angles. For instance, when the mirror is in front of a window, it reflects sunlight to double its intensity. More light may reflect through larger mirrors, which give the space a more open and airy feel. Use mirrors to brighten the dark corners. Strategic placement of the mirror near a dark spot allows you to move light efficiently in that area.
The room’s overall brightness can be enhanced by mirrored dressers, nightstands and tables. To find the best possible arrangement in your environment, try various mirror styles and placement.
7. Use sheer curtains
Sheer curtains can be used to filter light and create a soft and airy atmosphere. They can be used to cover windows, or hung on the ceiling and turned into a canopy. A variety of materials, including cotton, linen, and silk, are used to make sheer curtains. They’re available in a variety of colours and patterns, so you can easily find the right one to match your decor. You can hang your sheer curtains on rods or tracks, or you may tie them back with ribbon or cord. They can also be used for creating a canopy, which is an excellent way of making the room feel more dramatic.
8. Use ambient lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere
A great way to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere is to use ambient lighting. To create a smooth and welcoming glow, you can use lights, candles or another type of ambient lighting. Ambient light is an indication lighting that creates a general, overall level of illumination in the room. Often used for creating an atmosphere or mood, and can help to make the space feel more comfortable, invitingly relaxed. Ambient lighting can be created by a number of different ways, but it’s common to use ceiling lights, wall sconces, floor lamps, table lamps and candles.
The mood of the room will also depend on the type of light you’re using. The warm yellow light is often used for creating a relaxing atmosphere while the cool white light can produce an even more stimulating atmosphere. The dims can be a very efficient way of controlling the amount of light in an area. A space that’s ideal for relaxation and unwinding can be designed with the right type of light, as well as an appropriate amount.
When choosing lighting, be sure to consider the colour temperature of the bulbs. Warm bulbs create an atmosphere of warmth and invitingness, whereas cool light bulbs produce a more modern and contemporary look. Don’t forget to dimmer switches. You can control the brightness of light, which is useful for creating a different mood in your house, by using dimmer switches. A better and more appealing space may be created through the combination of various light types, such as task lighting, exterior lighting or accent lighting. Experimenting with various lighting equipment types. There’s a wide variety of lighting fittings out there, so don’t worry if you experiment until you find something that appeals to you.
In the field of home improvement lighting, there are endless possibilities. For an innovative and elegant lighting solution for your home, get creative by using your imagination. Without a lot of money, you can light up your house and make it look pretty in just a little creativity.
Author:- Sagar Kuchhadia (Interior Designer)