Whether you're looking for a five-minute fix, or you've got a little more time and money to dedicate to an update, you can make an impact on your home through a lighting makeover. With the help of your local ALA-member showroom, you can easily incorporate one of these ideas into your home.
Switch out one of your light bulbs for an LED. We love this quick lighting fix for a couple of key reasons. LED light bulbs use less energy and last longer than their incandescent counterparts, so in the long run, they will save you both time and money. To best match the look of a traditional incandescent light, look for an LED with a 2700 Kelvin rating.
Small change, big impact
If you've got a little more time to dedicate to your lighting makeover, think about picking out new shades for each of your fixtures. A trained professional at a lighting showroom can help you find the right size and style. Textured options such as linen add interesting contrast. Or use your shades to pick up on an accent color in a room. Switching out a few shades in one of your rooms won't break the bank, and it can make a big impact on the design of your space.
Versatile and functional
This lighting makeover has the potential to completely transform the way you use the spaces in your home. Trade out the traditional switches in your home for dimmers. This will allow you to adjust the light levels in your rooms throughout the day, based on how you're using the space. If you really want to improve functionality – and impress your guests – go for a smart-home option. Today's lighting controls allow you to adjust your light levels using your smart phone or tablet from the comfort of your sofa.
Let style shine
Installing a new ceiling fixture is one of the most impactful ways to make a style statement in any room. Whether you're adding a stunning chandelier, a series of beautiful pendants, or a stylish ceiling fan, this lighting makeover can pack a big punch. Your local showroom will have the best selection of the latest in lighting and ceiling fan options. Spend some time flipping through Lighting magazine or our photo gallery, then bring your ideas into your nearest ALA-member showroom and pick out your newest fixture.
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