When we built our house, there were a few things we spent a little extra money on. One was lighting, because the more lights, the better! However, the fixtures we have in every room are verrrry boring. I want to spice it up a little, especially in my kids’ bedrooms, the playroom, and maybe even the dining room (so basically everywhere!) I went looking for a creative and less expensive option, and boy did I find it!
Globe pendant lights- Rosebud’s Cottage
This is pretty cool, or could be really neat for an office. I don’t know why, but for me, an office isn’t an office without some sort of map or globe. Why is that? I would choose a different color or style globe, and probably do smaller spheres, but this is kinda cool! Not really my style, but this is a neat idea.
Glass Bottle Pendant Lights- Style It Chic
I really like the glass bottle pendants. Love it for an elegant summer backyard party.
Tulle Pendant Light- Crafty Nest
Ok, I am not so sure about having this over my kitchen table (ok, I am sure. Not happening.) BUT. This could look really cute in a little girl’s bedroom, depending on the theme. And it is definitely unique.
Recycled Wine Bottle Sconce- Design Sponge
This is a great outdoor lighting feature!
Mason Jar Hanging Fixture- Martha
This is such a rustic and elegant lighting feature. Each jar has a tea light inside, giving off a nice romantic glow.
Cheese Graters- Remodelista.
I would have never thought to use cheese graters as a light fixture! These would look so cute hanging over a sink or a kitchen island!
I love projects that include recycling! Here are the instructions from Wit and Whistle if you wanted to create this amazing light fixture for your home!
Yes, spoons! This light fixture is literally made out of plastic spoons. This is cheap, and it is a great DIY project! Use this tutorial from Bored Panda.
Paper Lanterns-Martha Stewart
These adorable paper lanterns look like upside down flowers, you can’t go wrong with that! Here are the instructions from Martha Stewart.
Paper Cups-Totally Love It
Turn plain Dixie cups into a festive garland. Simply cover the Dixie cups with fun paper, and string the lights through.
Painted tin cans make great light fixtures. Make sure you punch a cool design in! This idea is from Lowes.
Books- Thrifty Fun
Use books as lamp stand. Get the instructions here.