Set the Stage: Lighting Upgrades You Can Do Before The Holidays
Summer is finally behind us and the holiday season is coming in hot- now is the time to make the last home updates before you’re buried under turkey and christmas cookies. With new lights and just a couple hours in a single weekend, you can transform every room and knock the socks off holiday guests.
We spend so much time in the kitchen, especially during the holidays. With how much love comes out of the kitchen, putting a little love back in can only be good. Swapping out old plain lighting for snazzy new lights can really wake up a familiar kitchen. Imagine new sleek pendants over an island or an interesting mini chandelier in a breakfast nook.
The formal dining room is front and center throughout the whole of of the holidays, and it’s the perfect place to really show off. A dramatic light fixture over the table helps set the tone for events like Thanksgiving dinner. The most precious, special events and celebrations happen at your table; the lighting should be special, too.
Dusty lamps and dated fixtures don’t do justice to entertaining spaces, no matter what your style. A pendant grouping in the entryway or new semi-flush fixture at the center of the room is able to set the tone for quiet winter nights or an evening with friends seamlessly. Make sure the fixtures are fitted with dimmers for complete control of the ambiance. Sleek lamps add to the versatility of the space, making it multifunctional when you’ve got a full house.
Don’t overlook the bath or powder rooms when making plans for quick updates. A new vanity or flush mount in the bathroom can elevate your space from functional to luxurious. Try adding matching sconces around a mirror to maximize the beauty and light.