I’m a sucker for a cool light fixture, but I’m also not wealthy so my lighting budget is under $50 per light. When I first moved in I changed four out of seven light fixtures in here. (There was a ceiling fan in the dining room. How gross is that? Dust blowin’ all over your food!) I bought three lights at IKEA and one on craigslist (more on those here, here, and here) but there are still three that I want to change so I’m always on the lookout for cool and inexpensive light fixtures. Here is a list of some super cool ones I wish I had space for.
I love this cagey pendant from Urban Outfitters (here
) for $49.00. It would look cool in a kitchen or bathroom. My favorite part is that cheeky red cord.
Sometimes you just need a basic light and I love this globe light from Lowe’s for $49.50 (here
). Perfect for a hallway or closet.
I think I like this weird acorn/pinecone light from Lowe’s for $39.98 (here
). It reminds me of my all time favorite light from IKEA (here
) that is hanging in my bedroom (here
My favorite bloggers
just released their own line of light fixtures at Shades of Light. My favorite is this small orb light for $69.95 (here
) which is a little over my $50 cap but they have a 10% off code on their blog which brings down the price. All their lighting is under $99 which is awesome!
I’m kind of obsessed with this light. I remember seeing it a while back on CB2.com and thinking it was cool but I couldn’t justify the $149 price tag. Well, it is now on sale for $49.95 (here
)! I’m seriously thinking about getting it for my bathroom. It would add the perfect amount of edge that my bathroom desperately needs…. hmmm this may be happening.
I love this IKEA light, not because it super cool but because it is the perfect alternative to a builder’s grade “boob” light. And for only $29.99 (here
) it is the perfect light for hallways, closets, and other areas where you want an upgrade without the price tag.
There isn’t a place in my current house for pendants but these are awesome and the price isn’t bad either. They’re West Elm ranging between $6.99 – $34.99 (here
I don’t know how functional these pendants are but they are wooden and that’s cool. They are West Elm on sale for $34.99 (here
). I like them grouped in a cluster like they are in this picture. I can see them in a nook with a reading chair (although I don’t know how you do light clusters… I always see them in magazines but I can’t help thinking, did they run extra wiring over there or what?).
This is another good light that is functional, pretty, and innocuous. IKEA for $29.99 (here
I love vintage lighting. Some people may worry about wiring but I just worry about the way it looks and get a good smoke detector (just kidding). This light from Era Vintage is only $38 (here
This light from Target also reminds me of my bedroom light fixture (here
). This just happens to be extremely cheap at $15.99 (here
Are you always on the lookout for a good light fixture like me? Or are you satisfied with your current lights? The three lights I haven’t changed are so simple that they blend in and are unnoticeable. I haven’t rushed to change them for that reason, but now I want to because I found so many good options.