I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always on the hunt for affordable farmhouse lighting. Lights can make or break a room, can I get an amen? They take a plain room to stunning. Even the best decorated spaces look better with lighting, especially high statement ones. The problem is they’re not always affordable. There are plenty of DIY ideas to turn generic chandeliers into gorgeous farmhouse ones, and I actually may do just that with one of my grandmother’s old chandeliers that she gave me. For today, though, I wanted to share some of my favorite farmhouse lighting with you at affordable prices — if for nothing else, to give you some inspiration and take even your best decorated room up one more notch.
This first one you’ve probably seen all over my Instagram feed because, oh my goodness. For $20, this light is probably the best deal out there! As soon as I saw it in the store, I knew it was coming home with me even if I did go back a few times before buying it.
It’s oil rubbed bronze, and with a nice clear bulb gives off plenty of light. In a room with white walls especially, the contrast is beautiful. I used this in our dining room, and it’s been the perfect addition to our home.
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I am an absolute sucker for beautiful bronze light fixtures, and the entry is one space I felt needed a true statement piece. This glass-less lantern was a HomeGoods find and, last time I was in, they didn’t have anymore. I found it for $59.99, but since then I’ve found some really similar options that I’d love to share with you.
I honestly considered going back for a second one of these to hang in our hallway because there is no natural light, and the glass bulbs and lack of shade really help brighten the space. However, we have some bifold closet doors that would get in the way of a pendant so, for now, we’re sticking with the flush mount we have in place. That said, I am over the moon for the way this birdcage light transforms our entry!
I feel so productive today, y’all!!! It was a day of cleaning, organizing and even planting my herbs after having these planters for a few months. Shew! Have y’all checked off to dos today or gone the more relax and kick back route this Saturday? • Sharing this photo for a sweet tag from my friend Tracey over at @traceyleedesigns. Thanks, girl!!! #simplystyledsaturday • • #saltandlifeblog #sharingallthelovelythings #kentuckyblogger #interiors #interiorinspo #acornerofmyhome #mysouthernliving #cottagestyle #interiordecor #interiorstyled #interiorlovers #sodomino #raedunn #herbs #greens #fixerupperstyle #fixerupperinspired #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #modernfarmhouse #wellstyled #entry #officedecor
Glass light pendants are another favorite of mine, mostly because of all the light they allow to come into a room. Our bathroom, for example, has no windows at all and can very easily get dark and depressing. With some light gray paint and the right pendant, though, the room is now one of my favorites to walk into and feels like the bright, fresh and clean room it should. This was another HomeGoods find at $39.99, but there are some incredibly affordable ones similar to it available elsewhere. I’m actually planning on something like these for our kitchen to help brighten it up a bit — that’s another one-window room in our house. Here are some of the options…
Here’s how it looks in our bathroom. It totally changed the space!!!
Don’t you just love this light fixture!?! It was a STEAL at $39.99, and did so much to upgrade the bathroom Jess is working on renovating right now!!! Anybody else ever buy pendant lighting from Home Goods? 💕💕💕 . . #saltandlifeblog #sharingallthelovelythings #lighting #lightfixture #ihavethisthingwithlights #glass #pendantlighting #pendantlight #bathroom #bathroomupgrade #renovation #bathroom #glasspendant #homedecor #instadecor #homedecorating #interiorinspo #simplystyleyourspace #mystyledefined
Let’s move on to chandeliers, something I don’t yet have in our house but actually plan to add to the office. I’ve seen so many beautiful ones that I always assumed were out of my price range… until I stumbled into the lighting section at Lowes. You guys… they have some of the best lighting for great prices! And they’re not the only ones! Check out these amazing chandeliers!
Lastly, let’s talk sconces. They can change EVERYTHING, am I right? Our house is not one of those blessed with lots of fabulous wiring or even easy access to wiring, but I found a workaround. Plug-in sconces! A) they’re cheaper. B) they don’t cost anything for installation! Yes, please! I bought some sconces for the bedroom which are a little more industrial than they are farmhouse, but I’ll share them below anyway because, well, they’re amazing. Here are some other sconces I’m currently crushing on as well, and hopefully some will make it into the living room once I get my shiplap wall done!!!
Urban Outfitters has some amazing wall lighting as well, and these two eyeball sconces were Christmas presents from my husband last year. They provide the perfect lighting in our bedroom and worked added that finishing touch to the wall.
Friends, I spent SO much of today cleaning. Not my favorite thing to do, but I love the fact that the week is starting off clean! As part of our “organizing your life” series that we did earlier this year, I made up some printables including a cleaning schedule that I stuck to for a while but gradually got off track on. Well, today, I’m breaking it back out! Nothing like getting behind to make you vow never to do it again, am I right!?! So today our bed got made, the dishes are all done before we go to bed, and the floors are clean — even toys got picked up. That’s not something that happens often, but that’s changing, friends! I’ve been operating under the wrong mindset. I was cleaning in the morning… I need to pick up at night after everyone has gone to bed (well, kids at least) so that the first thing I see in the morning is my sweet family and wonderfully clean house, right? Right. . . I hope y’all have had wonderful Mondays today! I’m sharing this view of our bedroom today for our sweet friend Ashley over at @the.huber.homestead! Thank you for the fun tag! #signsandstemsmonday . . #saltandlifeblog #sharingallthelovelythings #kentuckyblogger #bedroomdecor #homedecor #instadecor #sodomino #interiorinspo #interiorstyling #myneutralmonday #mystyle #mybhg #modernfarmhousemonday #simplecozystyle #rusticfarmcharm #mydecormonday #magworthymonday #mydecorhaven #mystyledecor #wowusweekdays #modernfarmhouse #southerncharmfarmhouse #adoremyabode #acornerofmyhome #theeverygirlathome #thatsdarling #makingmondaysmore #mymetalmonday #wordsindecor
There you have it, friends. Some of my favorite farmhouse lighting options and affordable ones at that! I hope you find something you absolutely love to transform your space!