Written by Karen Bates (last updated March 28, 2014)
One of the most important considerations when it comes to your home is the lighting. For optimal comfort, you will need to strike a balance between the natural light that comes into your house and the lamps and lights you use. Each room will need some kind of light to keep it bright.
The lighting you choose for your home depends on your preferences. You might choose fixtures or lamps that match your home's decor, which can help your decorating look more put-together overall. Ceiling light fixtures can help give an area overhead light, while other carefully placed lamps can add extra light in certain spots.
To keep your lights working well and looking good, you may need to consider lighting accessories. Parts, decorations, cords, and other accessories for the lights in your home can help if you need to repair or spruce up your lighting.
One of the most obvious accessories for your lighting is the light bulb. Although some lights can only use one type of light bulb, you have some options with most lamps and fixtures. Whether you want to use a more traditional incandescent, or go with halogen, fluorescent, or something else, you can find bulbs with different strengths, colors, shapes, sizes, and life. Some bulbs will only last weeks, while others can last for years. Take the type of fixture and its location into consideration when deciding on bulbs.
You can also find replacement parts for your lamps and light fixtures. If you have a lamp with a damaged shade, you can get a new one to make it look like new. You can also get switches, cords, and other parts to fix your lights.
Other accessories for your lights can be both decorative and useful. You can customize the look of your lights with chains in your preferred color. These can be used with chandeliers if you wish to move them. If you have a light with a pull chain to turn it on and off, you have many options for replacing or extending the chain. You can also find other lighting accessories like light diffusers, glass covers, stands, and more.
If you need to repair a light or just want to change its appearance, take a look at the different lighting accessories out there. Although you may think that your lamps or light fixtures need to be replaced, you might be able to fix them or give them a fresh, new look.
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