Is your home just missing that extra something? Even the most well-decorated spaces can use a little more light, whether it comes in the form of a window, a lamp, or something more unique! Here are a few easy ways to enhance your home with lighting…especially if you’re thinking of selling soon.
5 Ways to Enhance Your Space with Lighting
Believe it or not, lighting can make or break a room—but you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time to totally transform a space!
Use the right type of lighting
Your home has plenty of different rooms, and each one has its own lighting needs. If your space is feeling a bit too bright or dark, it could be because you’re using the wrong type of lights.
Every room and hallway should have basic ambient lighting—this includes ceiling-mounted fixtures or wall sconces. Task lighting, which is often used in kitchens and living rooms, consists of lamps or pendants and should be incorporated as-needed. Don’t forget to add tons of natural light through windows or skylights, too.
Update your light bulbs
Even if you’re using the right type of light, it’s also important to select the right bulb for your needs. First, consider switching out any outdated incandescents for energy-efficient fluorescents or LEDs. They last a lot longer than older light bulbs, and they also save you money.
Before you purchase any new bulbs, consider the type or amount of light you’re going for. Some spaces (like living rooms) feel cozier with a warmer, soft white bulb. However, if you’re trying to make a space seem larger, it’s best to use a higher wattage.
Install updated fixtures
If it’s been a while since you updated your light fixtures, it might be time for a change. Although it’s totally okay to splurge on a gorgeous statement light or chandelier, many fixtures aren’t expensive at all.
Wondering about the latest design trends? Large, light gold fixtures and Edison bulbs are totally in-style for 2020. If you prefer a more natural finish, consider adding woven pendants or floor lamps.
Don’t neglect window coverings
There’s nothing wrong with curtains or blinds…unless they totally block out the natural light. If you really want to enhance the lighting in your home, take a good look at your window coverings and consider giving them a fresh update.
Gone are the days of heavy drapes—if your home has tons of natural light, you’ll want to show it off. Try incorporating white curtains, plantation shutters, or translucent rattan shades to let the sun in…without blinding anyone!
Thinking About Selling Soon?
Staging your home is easier than you might think…especially if you use lighting to your advantage! Here at Spencer Properties, we have plenty of tips to get your home sold fast—just reach out to us for more information.