This Clever TikTok DIY Is the Secret to Renter-Friendly Pendant Lighting

published Jul 10, 2022
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If you need to refresh the lighting in your room without breaking the bank, it’s possible (and can be a fun challenge) to swap out the boring floor lamps with Statement lighting fixtures like pendants can be an attention grabber and a decorative way to vamp up your room’s signature look.

Purchasing pendants can be quite expensive, and installing them can be a hassle for those that are less familiar with using power tools and electrical work. However, one of the latest trends on TikTok’s interior design side is encouraging users to gather items to craft a renter-friendly pendant light.

Combine a battery-powered light and rattan lamp shade, and no one will ever know that your newest lighting sculpture was a DIY. If you happen to be searching for a shade at a secondhand store, keep your options open to an item that resembles a pendant, a lightweight lantern, or a circular wicker basket. Stores like World Market, Urban Outfitters, or IKEA sell pendants if you want to stick to a traditional look. Unless you have a plug-in pendant light kit lying around, opt-in for a remote control light bulb and thank yourself for it later. To prevent a hanging cord from being an eyesore, purchase cable concealers to hide the wires. 

Depending on where you place this lighting, you’ll need to purchase adhesive strips, twine, and S-shaped hooks to hang your new project. Hovering over a reading corner, bedroom nightstand, or dining room table are a few of the locations that may be in need of better lighting around your home, but a lighting fixture can refresh any space.