9 Affordable Lighting Ideas That Won't Impact Your Wallet

Article by BlissLights LLCWed, Jan 13, 21
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It’s never a bad time for new and fresh home decor, but these changes aren’t always easy on your bank account. Instead of splurging on new furniture or investing in expensive paint, you can reach for some new lighting fixtures that bring flair and excitement into your space without breaking the bank. We here at BlissLights know how essential it is to properly illuminate and decorate a room, so we’ve put together a guide to affordable lighting ideas just for you.

9 Affordable Lighting Ideas

Choosing the right lighting often comes down to function, preference, style, and price. You want to ensure that your light fixtures complement your room’s decor and purpose, but sometimes, you might find that achieving this goal stretches your budget. Don’t fret – with the below affordable lighting ideas, you’ll get the job done while staying within your budget, and a beautifully lit room will follow.

1. Stick-on lights

Brighten up any area with ease when you use stick-on lights. These lights are great for illuminating small spaces such as cupboards, countertops, drawers, closets, and dark corners. All you have to do is peel, stick, and click for these LEDs to shine. They’re highly affordable, too: Most stick-on lights come in packs of three or more, meaning you can stock up on them for what amounts to pocket change.

stick-on led lights

2. Portable lights

When space and price is a factor, portable lights may be just what you’re looking for. These small, battery-operated lights can be easily moved around and placed in areas where wired lighting won’t work. Not only are they low in price, but because they don’t have to be plugged in, you will save on electricity. Many portable lights also have functions that make them more convenient such as motion sensors, timers, and pivoting light heads.

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3. Plug-in lights

Avoid the high price of wiring light fixtures into your home by opting for plug-in lights instead. With their wide range of sizes, colors, shapes, and styles, plug-in lights make ideal fixtures for any room and bring a sense of elegance to your space. Consider a plug-in chandelier to hang over the dining room table or plug-in task lighting to make reading or working at a desk easier.

plug-in chandelier

If you don’t need a fixture as large as a chandelier, you can look for smaller lights that have USB connectivity. These lights can connect directly to any USB port, whether in a charging base or your computer, for a quick way to bring some excitement into your space.

4. LED rope light

For a warm glow that isn’t distracting, LED rope lighting will provide the necessary light you need while blending right in. This type of lighting, which the cash in your wallet is often enough to cover, is flexible and can be attached to many surfaces.

Try adding dimension to your bedroom by placing your LED rope under your bed or around the headboard. You could also use your LED rope to highlight a staircase, illuminate kitchen cabinets, or provide accent lighting behind your television. For some extra fun, purchase a color-changing LED rope light so you can set the mood in any room with the click of a button.

led rope light

5. Table lamps

Spruce up your room decor while saving on electricity with table lamps. Instead of using your overhead lights for simple tasks, just turn on your table lamp for soft but highly focused illumination.

Table lamps also bring personality to your space. You can choose the color, style, and size of the table lamp to match the rest of your decor or pick something unique so your lamp stands out. Use table lamps for additional light while reading, doing work, or even for your DIY lighting craft projects.

decorative table lamp

6. Plug-in wall sconces

Free up your floor and desk space by using plug-in wall sconces that also create a sophisticated look. Choose plug-in rather than sconces affixed to the wall to avoid the high costs of rewiring to accommodate new permanent fixtures. Plug-in models have the same design and function without all the installation expenses.

Wall sconces come in a myriad of styles, leaving you with an endless amount of decorative choices. Although their cords hang down, you can always find ways to conceal them to maintain your room’s clean, pristine aesthetic.

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7. Flush mount lights

Finding the right lighting for rooms with low ceilings can sometimes be a challenge, and you can find eye-catching, high-quality flush mount models without entirely breaking the bank. Flush mount fixtures will provide the essential light your space needs without over-cluttering your room’s visual aesthetic. Whether you install them in your laundry room, basement, attic, or walk-in closets, these lights are as practical as they are affordable.

flush mount ceiling light

8. Pendant lights

Pendant lights are highly versatile, so you can use them in your home to express yourself on a budget. If you’re feeling ambitious, a DIY project to create your own pendant lighting is an especially huge money-saver. Use natural elements such as wood and twine, or go with a more modern look with glass and metals. You’ll stick to your budget without sacrificing beauty and elegance, and you’ll harness the contemporary decorative finesse of pendants’ many designs and styles without directly buying fixtures.

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9. Floor lamps

Not only will floor lamps help to establish the overall ambiance of the room, but they also offer functionality without the costs of permanent wiring and installation. Place a floor lamp next to your favorite recliner chair for a relaxing evening of reading, or set one up in the corner of your living room to set the mood for movie night.

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Although the style and materials of the floor lamp act as decor, the bulbs you use in your lamp are also important for setting the mood. They also make a price difference, as LED and laser bulbs consume less electricity while providing a gentle glow around the lamp. Here at BlissLights, we specialize in colored laser lights – our red, blue, or green BlissBulbs, for example, emit a sparkling, one-of-a-kind starry night effect. Like floor lamps themselves, these bulbs start at low prices.

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Go big but affordable on lighting with BlissLights

Just because you’re on a budget for room decor doesn’t mean your lighting has to be boring! BlissLights offers affordable, unique laser lights that are fun and easy to use. With our lights, you can shine a galaxy of stars on the ceilings or drift off to sleep amidst blue floating nebula clouds. Regardless of how you use your lights, BlissLights will transform your space into the ultimate relaxing safe-haven at little cost to you. Browse our lighting collection to find the perfect lighting for your home at prices that feel like nothing.

About BlissLights

BlissLights has been a leader in the laser lighting industry since the company was founded in 2006. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians helped create award-winning special effect lighting for major theme parks before minaturizing ourpatented technology for home use. BlissLights is dedicated to laser safety and education, and is registered with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

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