It’s that time of year when the days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting darker. That means we all need to switch on our indoor lamps and lights earlier and earlier in the evening. Lighting is such an important part of creating a cosy and inviting mood at home and this is even more so in the darker winter months.
But, as we all know lighting can cost a packet. And that’s why I’m sharing these stunning Ikea lighting hacks so that you can have stylish lighting on a tiny budget. And besides, who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack? Just like a lot of Ikea hacks, all these lights look far more expensive than they are and they don’t compromise on style either.
5 fabulous Ikea lighting hacks
Here’s the first super stylish Ikea lighting hack. Don’t these lights look like they cost a packet? The great news is that they don’t. Here, $2 (yes $2) Ikea coasters have been used to make these chic hanging bedside lights. If you’re a fan of minimalist, pared back decor then these lights would make a fab addition to your bedroom. And If I didn’t know better, I would totally believe you if you told me these are some fancy designer lights!
I’ve been thinking for ages that some of the Ikea baskets would make stylish, budget friendly lights. Then I came across this Ikea hack that’s done just that – taken a simple basket and turned it in to a bathroom light. I love that they’ve hung more than one as they look great as a pair and would even look good in three’s or more, depending on your space – think 3 above a dining table. There are other Ikea baskets too that you could do similar with for different rooms in your home. And the result is some boho-chic lights that cost very little.
This minimal ikea hacked light is so simple yet so eye-catching. It looks super expensive but actually costs less than $20 to make! It would make a stylish addition to any living room but I’m tempted to make this as bedside lights for my bedroom. I would go a step further and paint the wood black as my bedroom is monochrome.
Update Ikea’s super budget friendly table lamp with a stylish diy concrete base. Adding the base instantly lifts the light in to a chic, modern piece. If you wanted, you could even paint the concrete to match the rest of your decor but I have to say I love the simple rawness of pure concrete. This would make the perfect lamp for your home office desk.
This is the simplest hack of all but it still so worth doing. This ikea bamboo pendant lamp has become a design icon – it keeps popping up in trendy restaurants, homes of designers and many other chic places. I even have one in my home. Because it’s so popular, sometimes it worth putting your own spin on it like in the room above where they’ve sprayed it black. I’ve also seen versions that have been sprayed white or have been white washed as the natural bamboo can be a bit orangey. This is such a simple hack that there isn’t even a tutorial – simply choose your colour and spray. For a super glam finish you could opt for a metallic brass or pale gold spray.
Which one’s your favourite Ikea lighting hack?