Replace dated light fixtures to improve the design of your home on a small budget. This home improvement project can often be completed in an hour or 2. A basic flush mount light costs under $40, and there are a range of attractive ceiling fan options for under $150.
Over the past year, we replaced our original entryway chandelier, outdoor wall sconces, hallway lighting, and an office ceiling fan. We also replaced our kitchen pendant light and laundry room fixture. Scroll down for light fixtures we installed in our home ranging in price from $34 to under $320.
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6 Budget Friendly Light Fixtures
1. Hallway Flush Mount Light
We finally replaced the dated brass fixture in our living room! I liked the price (under $40), the clear glass globe, and the simple industrial look. The height of this light is 8” (if you are concerned about ceiling height).
Shop it here, $38.97
Looking for a different style? Check out these modern flush mount lights for under $50.
2. Bright Laundry Room Light
When we redesigned our laundry room last year, we replaced the original light fixture with a 3-light semi flush light with drum shaped shade. It provides a lot of great light in a small space with no windows. While I purchased it in brushed nickel, it is also available in bronze.
Shop it here, $96.97
Read more details on our small laundry room makeover.
3. Modern Office Ceiling Fan
If you live in a warm climate, ceiling fans are a must! My husband converted our bonus room into an office a few years ago and the space gets more warm than other rooms in the house. I replaced our original fan with a modern black fixture with 4 fan blades.
Shop it here: $129.98
More indoor and outdoor ceiling fan options for under $250.
4. Geometric Entryway Chandelier
Modern chandeliers can easily cost $1,000. So when I spotted this fixture online for under $200 I did not hesitate to order it. This oil rubbed bronze chandelier mimics our window shape, and the 8 candelabra light bulbs give off a lot of light.
Shop it here: $196.62 plus cost of electrician
5. Kitchen Cone Pendant Light
We have this cone pendant in our breakfast nook in Old Bronze (18” diameter). They also sell the pendant light in a smaller 12” diameter option for a smaller space. The canopy is solid metal and it is adjustable. This fixture would be a good fit in dining rooms or kitchens.
Shop it here: $204.99
6. Classic Outdoor Lights
A few months ago we gave our exterior a refresh with paint and new lighting. I selected 17” tall wall sconces in an old bronze finish for a classic look that blends with our neighborhood.
Shop it here: $79.98 (x 4 = $319.92 Total)
Read more details on how we improved our home exterior.
I hope this article inspires you to improve your home lighting soon! New ceiling lights and wall lights are affordable and will go a long way to modernize the look of your home. Note: if you don’t have experience installing lighting, please hire an electrician.