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How to light a room with no overhead lighting

Regardless of the reason why your room has no overhead lighting, you need to find a viable solution so you can see in your room when the sun goes down. In this article, we present lighting solutions that will serve as being creatively unique and offer functional decor for your home comfort and value.

All these can be achieved without installing complicated hardware. These solutions will improve the lighting and add to the overall aesthetic of your room.

Floor lamp against a mirror

A creative solution as well as providing functional decor is placing a mirror against a floor lamp for lightning, as suggested by Apartment Therapy. It is one of the most effective lighting solutions (even for a living room) without overhead light. By doing so, all light will be reflected around the room. That way, you get the most use out of your lamps and improve the room’s overall lighting.

Hanging cable lamps

String lights hung up on wall
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If you prefer having overhead lights, an excellent solution is using long cables and statement pendants of bulbs hanging from the ceiling. It only requires simple hooks being fitted to the wall and ceiling. When hung, the lights provide a warm, cozy feeling.

Plug-in Sconces

Plug-in sconces can be easily hung around your home, and they are flexible enough to be mounted at different heights. They look absolutely fabulous in pairs on either side of a bed or couch. Juniper Home says plug-in sconces are easier to take down and install anywhere.

Floor Lamps

This solution involves the usage of oversized or arc-style floor lamps. These lamps are an easy and simple way to beautifying a room as well as lighting up a room without fixtures of any form or wiring. They require no drilling and provide the feel of overhead lighting without the actual ceiling lights.

Table Lamps

Table lamps come in different shapes, sizes, or heights, and sometimes come in pairs. Many times, sleek and minimalist table lamps come in different colors to complement just about every space. A bare bulb or light-colored shade helps direct light across the room, or it may bounce off the ceiling.

Corner Floor Lamps

Beautiful and attractive statement lamps originally manufactured to be placed in a corner of your room will do well to serve as a lighting. This will not only solve the lighting problem, but it also gives additional decor value from the designs. They come in various heights, shapes, and sizes to accommodate your space.

Wall Sconces

Wall sconces are a viable option to add more lighting to the living room. You need to install them, but you don’t have to install wiring. And, it’s much simpler than having to deal with the wiring in your ceiling. If you find a beautiful design or vintage sconces, they will make great home-decor accents, too.

String lights

This is a lighting solution that really add light and ambiance to a room without the need for overhead light fixtures or ceiling wiring. String lights are lightweight and would only require some hooks and nails for hanging. In addition, they can be draped from other hanging utilities.

Ceiling pendants

This is a perfect way for adding ceiling light without wiring. A plug-in pendant provides overhead lighting even without a ceiling fixture. The pendants come in various artistic shapes and designs, and they are sold single or multiple packages. Plug-in ceiling pendants could easily give the look of a chandelier that really beautifies your room, as well.

More tips to enhancing your lighting solution

In order to make your lighting solution a bit more efficient, these tips will be useful: Choose powerful bulbs and set up a remote switch connected to the wall outlet. On the other hand, you probably shouldn’t consider using battery-operated lights. They are not so reliable, tend to dim, and you will be left dealing with dead batteries.

Remember, lighting sets the vibe and atmosphere of your living space, so choose one of our options and improve your room’s look and provide light when it gets dark.

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Corner lamp against yellow and white walls
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