DIY Lighting Ideas for Your Space

Author: Alecia Pirulis

Decor Scores, Cardboard Chandalear

DIY lighting is both fun and time-consuming. Before beginning your next project, check out some of these ideas. We’ve highlighted a variety of projects to suit every style. When choosing the design elements that will brighten up your space, just remember to be mindful of the details. Home decor, design, and DIY projects can be fun, but take some time to get organized first — gather your supplies and double-check your measurements to make sure your DIY project is a success — and not a fail!

Simple Is as Simple Does – literally. When it comes to designing on a dime, a simple paper chandelier is just the ticket. With easy-to-follow instructions on sites such as and Pinterest, this easy, economical  project could give you the DIY bug.

‘Tis the Season for Texture – and lots of it! Adding a robust amount of texture to your space can be a easy way to enrich even the most boring rooms. Whether you’re looking to give your home office space, bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen a little personality, consider creating your own eye-catching DIY focal point. Purchase a simple lantern lamp (such as those sold by Ikea) and cut strips from a magazine. Start gluing the strips onto the lantern from the inside bottom and work your way to the top. It’s that simple!

Not Another Basket Case – Do you have an out-of-control collection of wicker baskets? Try hanging them! All you need is a lighting kit and a basket to make a stunning pendant light.

Sustainable Shades – When it comes to eco-chic DIY projects, it’s never a bad idea to start with personal clutter. For some, that could be an accumulation of personal objects, such as jewelry, clothes,and other recyclable materials. Turn your old junk into an awesome chandelier piece!

Colanders So Cute – Mix and matching colanders to create vibrate lighting elements in your apartment home. Perfect for any kitchen, this look would be ideal over any countertop, bar, or free-standing table.

Helpful Tips & Tricks: For strategic variation, try staggering the placement of your fixtures.