DIY lighting: easy home updates without an electrician

Author: Sarah Nunn

Friday 27th March 2020

We’re all adapting to new ways of living and working at the moment, and a lot of this involves staying home a little more than we’re used to.

While we look for ways to fill the time that work and social commitments used to fill – you might consider finishing those nagging DIY jobs you’ve been meaning to get done.

Whether it’s touching up the paint in the kitchen, hanging those family pictures on the wall, or just clearing out your wardrobes – a good DIY project is a productive and satisfying way to combat boredom.

If you’re looking for ways to add a fresh look to your space, without redecorating or forking out for new furniture, why not replace the lighting?

You might be shying away from updating the lights because you can’t get an electrician out at the moment – but we have plenty of options here at Online Lighting that are easy to install and don’t require any additional help.

Plug-in wall lights

Wall lights are a beautiful way to improve your home without leaving the house. Adding a new dynamic and fresh perspective to a space, they really don’t need to be complicated. We have a variety of plug-in wall lights that are easy to fit and don’t involve any problematic wiring.

If you’re working from home now, you might be finding it difficult to adjust to working in a space where you normally relax.

Adding a minimal and sophisticated wall light could help transform a dull corner into a peaceful office space, so you can stay focused and keep work separate from the spaces you use to unwind. 

Floor and table lamps

The quickest way to transform a space from tired and lifeless to modern and exciting is with a new lamp.

It’s normal to feel a little anxious at the moment, so consider adding a touch of calm to your living room with this taupe and concrete table lamp. The rustic fabric and neutral colours are comforting and work against a wide range of interior styles.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little quirky to brighten your mood and make you smile, this feather lamp could be a fun yet soft addition to your bedroom.

Solar lights

A simple way to add some life to your garden is with solar lights. You won’t need an electrician to install these ones, as they’re powered completely by the sun!

Minimal string lights draped over a bush or a tree are a subtle but effective way to brighten your outdoor space with no help required. Just sit back with a cold drink and wait until dusk as they start to glow.

Just make sure they’re placed somewhere with direct sunlight, so they can charge up during the day.

Party lights

You might not be hosting many parties this spring, but sometimes it’s nice to celebrate the everyday and do little things to make ourselves feel better.

With the extra time at home and the uncertain ‘limbo’ feeling we’re all experiencing, some have even suggested putting the Christmas decorations back up. While you might not want to go that far, some weatherproof festoon lights might help to brighten the atmosphere a little.

Plug and play garden lights

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, this is a great time to start giving it some attention.

With a little extra time on our hands, you might be thinking about mowing the lawn or planting some vegetable seeds. Another good idea is to invest in some plug and play garden lights.

Our 12V lighting kits have completely revolutionised garden lighting, allowing you to install as many or as few as you like with no need for an electrician.

Pop a couple in your flower bed or down the pathway to add a touch of light to your outdoor space.

We hope you’ve found a little inspiration for your DIY home updates. As you can see, switching up the lighting in your home doesn’t need to be complicated. Our easy fit styles put the power back in your hands to make your own changes with no electrician in sight.

Take a look at our complete range of DIY lighting and start planning your simple home update today.