12 Lighting Updates

lighting updates

Lamps and other lighting fixtures are often one of the first decor items that become old and outdated. Here are some fun lighting updates that will help spark your creativity and build your confidence so you can make your own fixtures and lampshades a bit more updated!

creative lighting ideas 1

Tea Cup Lamp from Recaptured Charm

Mason Jar Hanging Pendant from 3 Sun Kissed Boys

Ikea Track Lighting

Tin Can Reading Lamp from Those Northern Skies

creative lighting ideas 2

Brass to Black from Sweet Something Designs

Shiny Red to Decorated Blue from Lemon Tree Creations

Yucky Brass to Happy Yellow from House Made Home

Old and outdated to fun and modern from The Painted Hive

creative lighting ideas 3

Bye bye glass, hello new lamp shades from 4 Men, 1 Lady

Ikea hanging lamp covered with fun paper from Alison Kreft

Paint a fun design from Fresh Poppy Designs

Add some ribbon and fabric flowers from Lemon Tree Creations

. . . . .

Aren’t those lighting updates so fun? Which one is your favorite?

We have several more lighting tutorials on Somewhat Simple, take a looks at the following posts:


Ruffled Lampshade Tutorial

Chevron Painted Lampshade Tutorial

How to Paint a Lampshade Tutorial

… and another roundup of lighting ideas HERE.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in June 2010 and was updated in August 2014


  1. 1
    Fresh Poppy Design says:

    Thanks for the feature! Great inspirations, thanks for the ideas, off to check some out!

  2. 2
    Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys says:

    Thank you for featuring my pendant lamp, Steph! And thanks for the cool insperation on all the others.

  3. 3
    the thrifty ba says:

    it is posts like this that make me glad i follow you! so i gave you an award here http://thethriftyba.blogspot.com/2010/06/getting-some-love-from-traci66.html

  4. 4
    michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    Great post!

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