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Ways to Modernize the Lighting in Your Home

The lighting in a home can play a major factor in how attractive the house looks and how comfortable it feels for the people that live there. Over the years, interior lighting has evolved, and there are now some really interesting lighting options that you should consider adding to your home in 2020. 

4 ways to modernize your home lighting

Updating and improving the lighting of your home is a cost-effective way to improve the look and atmosphere of your home. New and improved lighting can make the home feel warmer and more inviting and make relaxing after a long day of work or school comfortable for the whole family. The following are four easy and effective ways to modernize your home lighting. 

Install dimmer switches

Dimmer switches allow you to control the brightness of the lights in your home. If you need extra light in the morning while getting ready, you can turn them all the way up for full brightness. If you are wanting just enough light to read at night or want to take a relaxing bath with dim lights, then you can get the optimal level of light inside the room. They are a major improvement to home lighting, and they are cost-effective. Dimmer switches work well in bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms. 

Add decorative lamps

Decorative lamps achieve multiple purposes. They are practical and effective at adding light to your home, and they are a decor item to make the room more attractive. Decorative lights work well in areas where they are not in the way but are still able to provide valuable light to the room. This may include adding a small decorative lamp to a bookcase in the den, on the bedside table in bedrooms and in the corner of the living room.  

Update the ceiling fixtures

Nothing says outdated like ceiling fixtures that are more than a couple decades old. By updating the ceiling fixtures with a more modern style, you can make your home look and feel far more like 2020. One of the most cost-effective and attractive ways to improve the light fixtures is by switching them out with can lights. Can lights are a more modern form of light fixture that adds valuable light to a room without taking up too much space or being highly visible. 

Motion sensors for outdoors

It is all too easy to focus so much on the interior of your home that you forget to upgrade the outdoor lights as well. Many older homes still have lights you must turn on yourself. Switching them out with motion sensor lights for outdoors is a great way to modernize your home lighting and keep your home safer. 

The bottom line

There are many different ways to improve the lighting inside your home with more modern styles. The most important thing is that you pick a style that you enjoy. For some, this may be a more rustic look rather than something that looks futuristic.

EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates is Murfreesboro’s most innovative real estate team.
EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates
2630 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 896-5656

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