Overhead lighting can be harsh. Let’s cozy things up with these eight lighting ideas.
Southwest Florida gets a thunderstorm about every day at two or three o’clock. It’s dark and gloomy, but with these tricks, it makes the day perfect to curl up with a book or cuddle in for family movie time.
1. Table lamps
I love to add table lamps all over the house — on bookshelves, desks, bedside, ambiance for the dining room.
2. Floor lamps
Floor lamps can make a statement and balance out home decor. This wood and brass lamp adds extra lighting in the living room and also helps fill out the blank space to the left of the console.
I love sconces, like this globe plug-in one. It even has a dimmer.
4. Rope lighting
Rope lighting can go under cabinets or over ledges. (you know I’m always trying to figure out what to do with these things!)
5. Twinkle lights
Twinkle lights aren’t just for Christmas, I keep this curtain of lights up all year. It brings happiness to a rainy day.
6. Paper lanterns
I love the cozy glow from these paper lanterns in my kids’ rooms.
7. Battery-operated candles
And these battery-operated candles can be set with a timer.
8. Add a dimmer switch
And finally, consider putting overhead lighting on a dimmer to soften things up.