As a homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to update your house without spending a fortune. You search for deals on appliances, furniture, and lighting, and you don’t stop until you’re sure you have the best deal possible. When it comes to lighting, many people think that they can’t afford all the upgrades they want, but that’s not always the case. At The House of Lights & Home Accents in Melbourne, we love helping people find the best fixtures at the best prices, and we believe that you can have the lighting design you want without breaking the bank.

Tips from an Expert

In the video below, Professor Joe Rey-Barreau from the University of Kentucky, covers many ideas on how to upgrade your residential lighting on a limited budget. Professor Rey-Barreau is an Education Instructor for the American Lighting Association (ALA), and has taught design and architecture for many years.

Dimming Controls

One of the best ways to update your current lighting and eliminate the need for new fixtures is to add dimming controls. Whether it’s on the dining room chandelier or your bedside table lamps, dimmer switches make any fixture more versatile. You can set the mood for an intimate dinner party, or turn up your lamp so you can the last chapter in your favorite book before falling asleep.

Table Lamps

Lamps can greatly improve the lighting in any room, but not every homeowner wants a large floor or hanging lamp taking up space. Table lamps can add accent lighting where you need it most, and with a variety of styles to choose from, you can pick those that best fit your design preferences. You may have to rearrange some end tables and furniture to accommodate or hide the lamp cords, but that will give you the chance to rethink how your living room or family room is laid out.

Think About Your Shelves

If you have lots of shelves throughout your home, think about how you can add lamps or wall lights on or near a shelf. You might have some unique decor on display, and new shelf or wall lamps can properly illuminate everything. A mantelpiece is also a great place for new, inexpensive lighting.

Making Your House Feel Like a Home

Above all, your new lighting should make your house feel more like a home. Whether you’re creating a warm glow on a shelf or setting the dining room lights to a desired level, your lighting upgrades should make your home more inviting and comfortable. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make the perfect upgrades to each room, no matter if it’s the bedroom, the living room, or the kitchen. At The House of Lights in Melbourne, our expert staff can help you select new fixtures that fit your budget, and provide guidance and assistance on style, placement, and more.

Visit our showroom today to view all of our lighting options, and we’ll be ready to help with whatever you need!