Most rental apartments and homes come with ceiling fixtures installed for lighting. Typically, living rooms and bedrooms may feature a ceiling fan that includes a light. Often, kitchens have florescent lighting.
When renting and on a budget, it often seems like a practical choice to stick to these basic lighting options for your home. After all, you can see with them on, and that is the main point of lighting! But lighting can do so much more than simply light up a room. Lighting can create cozy spaces and inviting nooks. Changes in lighting can make a dining room, living room or bedroom go from utilitarian to romantic, inviting, and warm. It can really make a difference on how a room’s décor all pulls together.
Using rent to own furniture when you furnish your home can allow you to afford some lighting accessories to go with your new couch, coffee table and recliner. A couple end tables with table lamps on them will make quite an impact. Or, a floor lamp standing behind that recliner creates an inviting space to kick up your heels and relax with a good book. Table lamps and floor lamps simply cast a more pleasant light to their surroundings. Overhead lighting, most especially florescent, can be harsh!
Think about adding some table lamps to your bedroom furnishings as well. A nice table lamp with an adjustable brightness feature would make for a much nicer ambiance in a bedroom than a glaring overhead fan light! Or, a lamp that can set upon your dresser or a floor lamp might be the perfect touch. Take time to consider the total effect you hope to achieve when gathering the furniture and accessories for your home. Make sure to include pleasant lighting fixtures to give your home a finished, top quality look and an inviting ambiance.