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How Lighting Can Make All the Difference
"Fabric, wallcoverings, and furniture can all transform a room, but one of the most inexpensive and effective ways to freshen a room is through lighting. Proper layering of light can enhance color and ambience. Layering involves the careful use of task, accent (or decorative), and ambient (or overall) lighting within each room.” - Better Homes and Gardens”

On days like today in Novi, Michigan that are cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms, the lighting in your home can make all the difference when you are trying to sell it.

We’ve talked about how lighting can really bring that extra something when buyers are looking at your home. Dressing up the lighting of your home does not have to be that costly either.

While I was researching some ways to spice up lighting, I found a great article by Better Homes and Gardens that offers a vast amount of different solutions. Today, I’m going to share with you my top picks.

  • The first step is to set a vision. Decide how much you want to invest and what rooms are a priority.
  • First impressions are key. Refreshing the lighting in your entry way may be the perfect place to start. You could update the chandelier or just simply add some recessed lights.
  • Another room that many buyers are really interested in is the living room because so much time is usually spent there. If you do not have an overhead lighting fixture that’s ok. Add a few accent lights around the room. Don’t be afraid to add a little lighting to highlight the artwork hanging on the walls as well.
  • Set the mood by adding dimmers in the dining room. Highlight how versatile the room can be. Consider lots of light for family breakfast in the morning and the ability to dim down for romance in the evening.
  • Don’t be afraid to add a chandelier in the dining room over the table. Better Homes and Gardens recommends that with 8-foot ceilings, that the chandelier should hang above the table about 33 inches. For every foot above the 8-foot ceiling, add 3 inches for the chandelier.
  • Step outside the norm and add soft lighting to the kitchen. Kitchen lighting typically highlights the task areas. Adding soft lighting offers a much more inviting space.

If you are interested in more tips make sure to check out the entire article, How to Light Any Room by Better Homes and Gardens.

So, what do you think? What room would you add a little something extra in?