Budget-Friendly Lighting Tips & Ideas
There are many light fixtures out there that I loathe – some are glass, some are brass and most date from the 1980s and ’90s. And while they all make me twitch, there is one that rises above the rest in ugliness…
THE BOOBY LIGHT
Now, you might think that I’m being dramatic, and I am, but I hate this light with a passion for THREE good reasons…
1. It looks like a boob (hmmm, normally something like this would amuse me to no end…)
2. Many of these fixtures hold ONLY ONE 60w bulb.
3. It’s often put in areas that desperately need good lighting: entryways, hallways and bedrooms.
Have I convinced you yet? I hope so.
If this were an expensive fix I’d understand why you might not rush out and change it. However, in the Wild World of Light Fixtures, these lights are the least expensive to update!
1. Flushmount Fixture with 3 Clips
They might not be any screamin’ glory style-wise, but they’re low-key, VERY affordable and better than the boob.
You can get them at almost any lighting supplier, but here are a few to check out HERE
For larger rooms such as bedrooms, laundry rooms and even living rooms, get the ones that hold three, 60w bulbs (HERE) – the more the merrier when it comes to light!
2. Decorative Flush & Semi-Flush Mount Light Fixtures
The sky’s the limit with this style of light fixture and it’s a great way to add personality and style to any room in your home!
And sure, this next light still is boob-ish, but it’s a MODERN boob!
Ralston 2 light HERE
3. Something a BIT more decorative
If you’re more in the mood for something a bit more DETAILED…
Jocelyn 3 light HERE
And do you want to know what matters even MORE than the style of your light fixture? Choosing the right KELVINS for your room! Read all about it HERE.
Originally written in 2015, awesomely updated in 2021