Sutton is loving the whitewashed or neutral beaded chandeliers that are popular now, but they won’t work in every space.Try as you might, those rustic beads might look a little strange in your industrial-style loft.A basic new outlet and cover plate can run you as little as -3 so it’s not a pricey update – even for an outlet-riddled room like ours (there were nine in here).And the task of replacing them is pretty straightforward too.Maybe a bit tedious, but certainly not backbreaking.So I actually put together a little graphic tutorial for easy reference if anyone else wanted to update some outlets in their home.
If your decorative light ends up outshining (literally) every other light in the room, you’ll mess up the flow. If you’re going for main light source, you’ll have to make sure you’ve chosen the right light for the size of your room. If you have high ceilings and a lot of square footage, a large hanging pendant makes sense, but trying to cram even a medium-size fixture in some small spaces can be overpowering.“Literally just an Edison bulb dangling from a cord above your bar can look perfect in a small space,” Sutton says.
If you do decide to sell your home, you’ll want those lights to be noticed.
While our sunroom mojo was still running on high from accomplishing our most daring painting task to date, I quickly followed up with two small electrical updates to the room.
But it made the room feel a couple decades newer to our eyes (we’ve heard of folks who spray paint their outlet covers but you can’t spray the actual outlets so in our world it was worth the that we spent to update all of the covers and the outlets themselves in one long-lasting fell swoop).
Oh and for anyone looking to sell, this is one of those things that’s pretty straightforward and inexpensive but is actually good for resale (it makes the whole room feel updated and even more crisp when it’s combined with fresh paint on the walls). So just as it’s sun-filled during the day, it’s pitch dark at night.