Good Questions: Help with this Light!

Good Questions: Help with this Light!

Heather Blaha
Aug 6, 2007

Hey AT,

This is a tough best friend has a lighting dilemma. Having recently moved to NYC she now lives in a much smaller space, and her bedroom is now in the basement. The light in there was an awful fluorescent ceiling fixture that she hated. So she has taken off the cover, and now it is just a bare lightbulb...

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She is trying to think of ways to disguise it (they are only renting so only want to cover it up, not necessarily change it). Her boyfriend's suggestion was to, um, hang tapestries! Oh no, she really, really wants to avoid that but can't come up with anything. Any ideas? Thanks AT!


Dear Tiffany,

Pass along this similar question from March to your friend. We agreed with the readers that chimed in saying the best solution is just to replace what you hate (even if you're renting). A few others chimed in with some unusual DIY creative solutions, too...(covering with linen, placemats, parasol, drum shade, etc).

Anyone else?

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