One of the easiest ways to update your space is to change the lighting. I consider the lighting to be the jewelry in any space. It can be super dramatic and a focal point, just like a stunning necklace or pair of earrings OR it can compliment an already show stopping room full of great focal points. It's one of those changes that can subtly update your space OR add the WOW that might be needed. I definitely recommend an electrician for hard-wired changes, however, this is a project you can definitely accomplish yourself with a YouTube education. We joke that I'm the electrician of the house. If I can do it, you can do it!
Like everything, lighting can be pricey, however, it doesn't have to be! There are so many online retailers that carry overhead lighting as well as table and floor lighting that look amazing (more posts to come on those types of lights)! My favorite affordable retailers are Wayfair, Lamps Plus, and Restoration Hardware. I find that flushmount lighting (which most of us have if we have low ceilings) is really hard to update especially if you are inclined to hit up one of the big box home improvement stores. Their selection just doesn't cut it for me so here is the low down on some great flushmount looks for your home right now. They all come in several finishes and you can click the images to get to the websites to purchase ASAP before that frustrating trip to a store!