These DIY lighting ideas will light up your home, even on a tight budget. Whether you're looking for a DIY lamp, pendant or sconce, you're sure to be inspired to brighten up every dark corner!
Creating your own light fixtures can seem a little daunting at first. But these DIY lighting projects are easier to make than you think! With some creativity and electrical know-how, you can create the perfect DIY lamp, pendant or sconce to brighten up the dark corners of your home.
Get all the details on each of these amazing DIY lighting ideas by clicking on the title or image to go straight to the tutorial!
DIY Wall Sconce Ideas
Wall sconces make great accent lighting, allowing you to direct light only where you need it. Some of these DIY lighting ideas can be used as bedside reading lights, saving you precious space on the nightstand. The Japanese style wall sconce by yours truly was installed in a stairway, allowing for plenty of light while maintaining a low profile.
Plug-in Wall Sconce - Savvy Apron
DIY Pendant Light Ideas
Pendant lights drop down from the ceiling to provide light over a larger area, like a kitchen island or dining table. A shade over the bulb diffuses the light and gives a softer glow. But those trendy Edison bulbs are so cool, you don't want to cover them up! Keep in mind that exposed bulbs should be hung above eye level, so they don't blind you every time you look at them!
Copper Pipe Pendant Light - The Gathered Home
DIY Chandelier Ideas
Chandeliers are made to stand out! But they don't have to be made of sparkly crystal to be a showstopper. These amazing DIY chandeliers are sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party, especially after you tell them you made it yourself!
DIY Lamp Ideas
Unlike pendant lights and sconces, lamps can go anywhere in the room! Whether you need a reading light on your bedside table, or something to accent that DIY console table you just built, you can make your own lamp to suit your style!
I hope you were inspired to skip the store and create your own DIY lighting instead! Which one of these ideas was your favorite? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!
Looking to update your track light fixture? Check out my tutorial showing how I installed new kitchen track lighting, and the huge difference it made in the space!
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