I have yet to tackle a DIY light fixture project, but I’m hoping to make my first attempt soon! I have two rooms in need of a lighting facelift. The breakfast area and the nursery.
Since I’m already in the process of designing the nursery for the new baby, I think that room will be first. Let me introduce you to the most adorably ugly “pigme-fan” that currently lives in the nursery. It’s so ugly, that its almost cute, and it’s tininess makes me giggle. Sometimes I think I should rehab it and keep it in the design…but most likely I’ll find some amazing light fixture I just have to have, and that will be that.
Here are some amazing DIY-able light fixtures I’m throwing in the idea-bank for inspiration:
I absolutely love these geometric, minimal pendent lights that lend themselves to multiple design styles, both for a nursery and a dining room. A DIY version can be made using metal or wood materials, too!
I’ve seen similar lights made DIY-style using copper piping and love the freedom and flexibility to be creative with the design to make a custom piece.
- Mobile Chandelier
- Source: www.westelm.com
I still love just about anything geometric and gold, so this one fits the bill. This cage-like pendant could be an inspiration point for a similar DIY pendant, or even a shade for a table lamp, and suits modern and minimalist styles, as well as boho or even farmhouse designs. I would love to see something like this in my nursery!
Natural fiber/woven lighting is a great way to bring texture and warmth into any space. The open weave creates interest without being too heavy, and also allows light to be diffused throughout a room. They look great hung solo or in pairs or clusters. There are all kinds of creative ways to turn an existing basket into a light shade and save hundreds of dollars along the way!
- Palacek Pendant
- Source: www.Wayfair.com
Glass globe lighting is a likely choice for a breakfast are or dining room because it comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes and can range in style from ultra-modern, to traditional or even farmhouse. The clean, classic look of glass globes will look great for many years, and many times the globes are interchangeable allowing the shape and color to be modified as your style changes. We chose globe lighting for our Formal dining room so it makes sense to look for something similar to coordinate in our breakfast eating area. It’s easy to create a DIY version with Mason Jars, too!
- Firefly Pendant Light
- Source: www.cb2.com
I can’t wait to see what design path I end up taking for my lighting projects! I’ll keep you posted!