Without a doubt, lighting is one of the most transformative things you can do in a room, but that doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on it. Just like all those clever IKEA hacks that turn something simple into something incredibly chic, IKEA lighting can take any space from bland to statement-making at the flick of a switch.
Whether you need upgraded floor lighting or you want to transform a space with a pendant light, there are a lot of options even on a budget.
Add Natural Texture
If there's one IKEA pendant lamp we see time and time again, it's the Sinnerlig. This woven beauty is handcrafted from sustainable bamboo, so every shade emits its own unique quality. The soft, glowing light from this lovely lamp is the perfect welcome home. It works wonderfully in a living room, nursery, bedroom or even over a dining table.
Consider Metallic Accents
This stylish spotlight is ideal for reading in bed. It can be clipped onto a piece of furniture or it can be mounted on a wall for a scone-type look. We love the chic metallic touch on the industrial piece, too.
Small homes usually combine two spaces in one, just like this small dining room and kitchen. Lighting is key if you want to blend the two seamlessly, and the Melodi pendant lamp is great for bringing directed light into the space that's still soft and atmospheric. It's just big enough to add task lighting, but not oversized for small spaces.
Kids' rooms are typically jam-packed with personality and a lot of fun. They're the one place where you throw out the rule book and combine patterns, color, and kitsch with flair. This looks great, and the kids love it, of course, but in order to rein it all in under the stylish umbrella (and make sure it still blends with the rest of the house), insert a Regolit pendant paper shade. It's only $5, yet it instantly elevates the room while giving it a subtle glow.
Try a Simple Floor Lamp
Decorative floor lamps are a great way to accent an empty corner or tricky space. This stylish option gives a modern factory-like appeal with its adjustable arm and metallic accents. The Ranarp floor lamp can turn a tricky corner into a cute reading nook, too.
For nice ambiance, incorporate multiple sources of lighting like overhead, task and floor lamps.
Make a Statement
If you're looking for dynamic lighting with a dash of feminine flair, reach for the stunning Grimsas pendant lamp during your next IKEA visit. This pendant is creative and gives any room an artsy, modern feel. It's eye-catching and affordable and we love it in nearly any home.
Add Industrial Flair
Subway tiles, warm wood accents, a touch of greenery, and hip hanging pendant lamps give this urban kitchen the stylish green light. The slate shade of the Hektar pendant is subtle, but the style is a standout. It is the perfect mix of industrial and modern, but simple enough for any style of home.
Create a Cozy Reading Nook
This simple yet stylish reading nook beckons every eager bookworm to its corner. This large-scale floor lamp adds a touch of 1940s industrial feel to any home. We love it over a reading chair, but it also works wonderfully in a bedroom to help you add just enough lighting for getting ready in the morning.
Bring in a Vintage Feel
The simple, round look of the Frihult makes it the perfect sconce for the bathroom. It adds just enough light, but it's not large so it's better for small bathrooms. Hang a few in a row for larger bathrooms. It also works wonderfully in an entryway or a hallway and comes in gold or black, too.
Add a Touch of Coastal Design
The modern coastal look is huge right now and this lamp from IKEA is the perfect way to embrace it. Made from natural bamboo, the Misterhult is perfect for a bedroom or over a dining table. It's medium-sized so it works best for smaller rooms, but it throws enough light to keep your room bright.
Spruce Up an Entryway
One of the easiest ways to create a wonderful entryway is by swapping out a basic flush mount light for a pendant light. This woven lamp shade adds a lot of visual interest, but it is simple enough that it won't overwhelm a small space.
Try a Seagrass Shade
Whether you want to give your home a beachy look and feel or you're simply drawn to natural materials like seagrass, the Torared lampshade is a great option for any home. Perfect for over a dining table or in the center of a bedroom, this shade adds loads of texture to your home.
Update the Traditional Chandelier
If you love a traditional chandelier but want something a bit more modern, consider the Felsisk lamp. This four-light fixture is incredibly modern with some classic details. The horizontal shape is perfect for above an island or a peninsula.