How I Added LED Modern Mood Lighting to a Room

modern concrete base floor lamp, with LED lighting
LED Floor Light with Concrete Base
LED Floor Lamp with Concrete Base
Modern Floor Light

 

Use LED lighting to achieve a modern vibe in any room.

 

LED Floor Lamps

I am  adding LED  mood lighting in my basement for a modern vibe .  We will be spending more time indoors  soon with the weather changing.  I recently added some great LED  lighting to my home, which will make for great movie nights, work from home, reading corners and possibly online learning for my kids.

This floor lamp is made of black metal that has a modern design.  It provides enough lighting for us when we are watching a movie, reading a book or sitting with a glass of wine.  I might need to take this up to the master en suite for a relaxing bath too.

 


” A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world”

~ Paul Lynde

Task Lighting

Task lighting may be in more demand with the possibilities of many people working and learning from home.  Having a desk lamp not only looks great, but it takes the need out of the overhead lighting, which I personally do not prefer when doing work at a desk.


” To see beauty is to see light”

~ Victor Hugo

 

LED Strip Lights

I have had so much fun adding LED strip/rope lighting to my accent walls.  It adds such a cool modern look to any room.  You can add it around a mirror,  in shelving, under cabinets, behind a fireplace or a bump out wall.  I recently add this Minger Flexible Strip Lighting around my fireplace and feature wood wall.  Now I want to add it everywhere.  There was no hard wiring involved in this at all.  It simple plugs into an outlet  and and has a cool white glow accenting the fireplace, setting a great mood for chilling.  It looks great next to the concrete walls I did in this basement too.

Adding Strip Lighting around a wall feature
Strip Lighting Around Wall Feature
fireplace wood wall feature with strip lighting
Adding that strip lighting for a modern vibe

 

That rounds up some easy ways to add modern and fun lighting to any room.  I will be adding some more LED lighting in my Lounge Room upstairs in the future.  Can’t wait to share that with you soon.  To see more of this room, check out my post about How I Created a Faux Concrete Wall.

Until next time my friends,

Sindy

PAINT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

limestone wall gets a new look with white paint

You’ve browsed social media, magazines and watched home shows, and then you can’t help but think, “I want to change my kitchen, I wish I coukd change my backsplash, I want to paint my walls”. We’ve all been there, you’re not alone!

If You Want to Change it, Just Paint It

You can get a totally new look by only painting your walls. Paint a feature wall, an entryway, or a bathroom, wherever you decide, that room is SURE to get an INSTANT update. A painted wall is so noticeable, everyone who walks into your home notices it….why? Because it makes a HUGE impact.

Easiest Way To Transform a Space

Now, we know that painting is by no means a huge DIY, but for anyone out there that wants to change your decor, changing the colour of your walls  is THE ONE EASIEST and cheapest way to get that new look.

So above is the “greige” wall I’m referring to. Not bad, just not bright enough.

Watch How This Room Gets Transformed
Step 1: Tape Your Area Off

Using painter’s tape, cover the area you don’t want to get on. This includes covering the floors, surrounding walls, and in my case, around the fireplace mantle.

Step 2: If You’re Painting Tile, Paint In The Grout Lines First, Otherwise Go Straight To Painting

I painted 2 coats over the grout lines, once they dried, I went straight to the entire wall. I did 2 coats altogether.

the finished wall with white paint

Voila, same sofas, same lighting, same rug

white paint is donepic of limestone wall before

Well, that was easy.  I can’t get over the look of the room now.  White paint for the win my friends.  Next on the blog, I will be sharing how I made my large picture gallery wall and it will be so easy.

Show me your painted transformation. Tag me on Instagram @tanglewood_homes

See you soon,

SINDY

DIRT LAMP

I was so inspired by @jacidaily dirt lamp that I had to try it myself.

The whole idea is that the lamp gets a new “found” look. Found, meaning looking old and with age and patina. Some of these found decor pieces can actually cost up to hundreds of dollars if you were to buy them at high end stores. 

So watch as I transform an old lamp I bought at the thrift store into something that has gotten so much attention on my Instagram.