95 Ways You Can Alter, Update & Better Your Home's Lighting

95 Ways You Can Alter, Update & Better Your Home's Lighting

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 17, 2014
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Is there any other design element that has a bigger effect on a room's look than the lighting? The right light can make a room, while the wrong lighting can break one. How do you know if yours is good? Want to know how to dim a lamp? Or looking for DIY lighting project inspiration? We've gathered some of our favorite lamp and lighting ideas to help you light the rooms of your home!

Lighting principles and basics

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Expert Advice: Professional Tips for Lighting Your Home

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How To Evaluate the Lighting in Your Home

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Lighting Basics: 8 Practical Tips & Tutorials

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And Then There Was Lighting: This Year's Best DIY Fixtures & Projects

Good how-tos to know

How To Install a Dimmer Switch on a Table Lamp

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How To: Rewire a Thrift Store Lamp

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How To Install a New Light Fixture

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How To Install Track Lighting & Improve Your Kitchen

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How To Install a Dimmer Switch

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How To Remove a Light Fixture

DIY Light Fixtures

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10 Affordable DIY Projects for Expensive-Looking Modern Lights

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Amazing DIY Lighting: 10 Projects Under $50

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Amazing & Colorful DIY Lighting

Bargain lighting buys

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Best Bargain Buys: 10 Stylish Lamps Under $100

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Under $100: 5 Luxe-Look Standing Reading Lamps

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10 Affordable Pendants For Over the Kitchen Table

Inspiring before and afters

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An Outdated 80s Chandelier Turns into a Trendy, Geometric Lamp

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A Dumpster Lamp Gets a New Life

Simple Lampshade Hack Gets a Gold Medal for Glamour

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Plain-Jane Lampshade Goes One-of-a-Kind With Balsa

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