DIY Lamps That Will Brighten
Great design depends on a few basic elements. One of the most important features is lighting. The right lighting can change the atmosphere of a space and turn a home from simply put together to perfectly cozy. If you don’t have the luxury of changing your existing lighting from top to bottom, turn to the next best thing- lamps. They’re relatively inexpensive and perfect for the avid DIYer. The possibilities are endless. Here are a few to get you started.
Vintage flair gains a modern edge with this DIY. If you have some older cameras sitting in a drawer somewhere, put them in the spotlight- literally! For your slide lampshade, feature images of important places or destinations you’d like to visit for a worldly touch.
This lamp is just as minimal as it is glamorous. Purchase a bare wire lampshade or remove the fabric from one you have on hand and attach black feathers using fishing wire. This lamp looks super sleek in all black- maintain the monochromatic theme if you choose a different color for the same effect.
Perfect for spring and summer, this electric lime green chandelier is easy to replicate. A fresh coat of paint and basic lampshade covered in coordinating fabric bring an outdated chandelier back in style.
Bare is beautiful with this project. Showcase this type of lamp over a dining room or coffee table. The lower setting will draw your eye to your creation. Be careful not to hang it too low though- you don’t want anyone bumping their head!
If you’re a fan of industrial decor, try this DIY. Three handmade wire hoops are crossed to create the structure, then additional pieces are snaked throughout to fill the gaps. This lamp looks spectacular in the dark- imagine the intricate shadows cast across your walls!
For those of you with spare yarn lying around, this string chandelier borrows techniques from the old-school art of paper mache. The best feature of this innovative design? The stiffened yarn will cast mesmerizing shadows on your walls at night.
Adding pattern to a space is a great way to spice up your decor without making any major changes. Taking an old lamp that needed a face lift, she gave it a clean white slate and covered with pink brushstrokes.
Black and white decor adds instant chicness to any space and compliments every color palette. If your lamp has metallic fixtures, leave them unpainted for a posh accent.