You may feel that your living or family room needs a style update, but you may not have the time or money for a complete overhaul. If that is the case, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to update the look of your home is with new antique style lighting accents. Read on to find out how Gabby, Décor with a Story can help you completely update the look of your living space, with transitional, eclectic and antique style lighting.
Step 1: Determine the Purpose of Your Space
Before you can truly update the look of your space, you must decide what your space will be used for. Is it your intention to use your living space as a cozy reading room, or as a space to entertain? Do you want it to stand out as a showpiece in your home, or would you prefer the space to be more comfortable and welcoming? The sooner you determine the purpose of your living space, the easier it will be for you to determine which lighting accents will best update your space.
Step 2: Assess Your Lighting Situation
After you determine what atmosphere you would like for your living space, you must then assess your current lighting situation. If your room has a lot of natural light, you may not need to purchase many lighting accents. If, however, your room is lacking windows or other sources of natural light, you may need to purchase more extensive accents. To determine whether or not you will need to purchase new lamps, Gabby, Décor with a Story recommends that you sit in the room at various times – during the day and night – to see if you can comfortably read, work, or watch television. If you feel like you need additional lighting, make a note of when and where before you visit the showroom.
Step 3: Use Lighting to Update Your Living Room
After you know the purpose of your space as well as your lighting needs, it is time to think about the style of lighting you would like to have in your updated living room. Consider the style that you are going for: is it contemporary and modern, or something more traditional or provincial? You should also think about whether you would like your lamps to stand out, or to blend in with your existing décor. Feel free to ask a sales representative if you need help finding the right lamp for you.
If you have been looking for a great way to update the look of your living room without spending the time and money to replace an entire suite of furniture, updating your lighting accents might be your best bet. Gabby, Décor with a Story is here to update the style of your home.