Spice Up Your Home Lighting
When many of us are in need of a new lamp, ceiling light or any other lighting application the first thing we’ll do is jump in the car and head off to the nearest IKEA. This is the safest option but can result in many of our homes looking the same, creating houses that all look and feel like a housing showroom and lacking that personal touch.
There are lots of ways to create more exciting lighting features in all the rooms of your home, whatever budget constraints are being worked around. From purchasing glamorous chandeliers to making your own unique versions, make the most of all your lighting by installing long-lasting, energy efficient bulbs from Bulbs2Go in every fixture.
Chandeliers are the height of fancy lighting and instantly add a touch of class to any room. The problem is they have a price tag to match which puts them out of reach for many homeowners. Instead there are a range of ways you can create your own personalised models which really match the room for a lot less.
The most basic chandelier can be created from a single lightbulb attached to a ring with the fairly clear, decorative elements threaded through, such as this one made from plastic bottle bottoms. Use branches to bring nature inside but be prepared for the creepy, night-time forest effect it can conjure up. Hollow out some old drums and add bulbs inside if you’re a music fanatic. Each creates a unique atmosphere in your home.
DIY Pendant Lamps
Standard, hanging pendant lamps are easier to create and can be made from the simplest of materials to form an effective option. Folded paper tied together around a bulb is the cheapest solution and can be customised to find the best colour for your room.
Safely remove the bottom of an empty wine glass and insert the hanging bulb inside, but only for higher up fixtures. Slice an old globe in half and place around two bulbs or create your own from scratch by cutting a hole in the bottom of a plastic cup and decorating the exterior.
Reuse Old Bulbs
Don’t throw away any dead lightbulbs either as they can be used in clever methods to decorate your home in other ways. Carefully remove the base and any old bulb can be filled with all sorts for practical and purely decorative purposes.
Stick one upside down and securely fasten before filling with water and using as a vase. Create a tiny terrarium by putting in bits of sand, pebbles and some greenery. Clean out and turn into a salt and pepper pot by adding a plastic lid with a few holes poked through.
Hue lighting helps create some thrilling atmospheres in your home which can be utilised effectively to form many different lighting situations. With a few clicks on your phone the illumination can be transformed into a dimly lit, romantic style or a bright feel to help wake you up in the morning.
Modern advancements have seen hue lighting sync with televisions and games consoles to really enhance your experience whether watching a film or playing a game. Become fully immersed in the entertainment as lighting technology continues to develop and form an exciting ambience in your home.