It’s truly amazing how making a few simple lighting upgrades both on the interior and exterior of your home can make a huge difference in its appearance of it.

A change in lighting fixtures or bulbs might seem like an almost too simple answer to small home renovations, but they can really change the entire mood and atmosphere of your house.

Let’s quickly explore a few lighting fixture ideas now…

Outdoor Lighting

The outside appearance of your home is what you choose to display to the outside world.

People driving by, your neighbors, and the people that come to visit you see this outside display first.

This view is what’s called Curb Appeal, which is nothing more than the attractiveness of the exterior of your home.

Simple and affordable lighting upgrades can make a huge difference. Certain fixtures can dress up and beautify what might otherwise be a simple décor.


Depending on the décor style of your home, there are many styles of fixtures available for your outdoor lighting.

For a more updated and modern look, chrome or metal-colored spotlights and track lighting can brighten up your outdoor areas.

If you’re looking for a more traditional or rustic style of lighting, there are lamps and sconces for literally every décor scheme.

Motion Sensors

For security as well as convenience, motion sensor lights are an excellent lighting upgrade that every home should have.

Motion sensors can be placed at every entrance to your home as well as fence gates and other dark or shadowy areas of your home and yard.

Whenever you or someone else walks by or opens the door, the lights automatically come on. This is not only convenient for you but also adds another level of security to discourage intruders.

Path Lighting

For sidewalks, driveways, or other paths, lighting can be added along the sides for both safety and aesthetics.

Simple lighting along both sides of your driveway not only guides vehicles safely to your home but also creates a beautiful atmosphere and adds character.

Solar technology has advanced tremendously because there are several companies that manufacture stylish solar-powered lighting, that’s easy to install.

These solar-powered lights are eco-friendly, because they’re powered by cells energized by sunlight, and emit no harmful radiation.

Indoor Lighting

In every room of your house, the lighting makes the biggest difference to the atmosphere and décor.

Lighting that is too bright or too dim can change the outcome of your color scheme and decorative additions that you have spent time and money working on.

Colors are like music; they can positively or negatively influence your mood.

So, why not consciously make the decision to choose colors that brightens your day?

Kitchen and Bathrooms

In most homes, kitchen and bathroom lighting is meant to be bright and inviting. In the kitchen especially, the light needs to be bright enough to see everything you need to without coming across as too clinical.

Besides, the kitchen is where families spend most of their time together, especially those that have open-concept kitchens.

Track lighting is one example of a simple and affordable upgrade for bathroom and kitchen lighting that not only lights up space well but can also highlight your décor scheme and add a modern or traditional look depending on your choice of fixtures.

Living Areas

Consider using a dimmer for the lighting in your living areas. A dimmer can allow you to set just enough light, and change the mood of the room as needed.

Decorative lighting should also not be overlooked. Adding small lamps and spotlights around your house, especially near art or decorative pieces, can really update your home.


Home improvement is a never-ending process and collectively, the cost of all the projects can add up to a pretty penny.

If you don’t have a big budget, but want to enhance parts of your home, upgrading your lighting fixtures is the way to go without breaking the bank.

You can at least satisfy your desire to improve your home and do so at a price that doesn’t make you feel guilty.

Simple and affordable lighting upgrades can change the overall look of your home, inside or outside.

Have fun with your DIY lighting fixtures projects!

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