DIY Hanging Light

Now that we're finally settled in our new home, I can finally tackle some much needed DIY projects to really turn this house into a home! The first thing on my list was to find a chic yet practical way to incorporate more lamps into our bedroom. I'm a firm believer in less is more, especially in the bedroom. I don't like having many things in there as I feel like it hampers the tranquility you're supposed to have in a bedroom. DIY Hanging Light

How peaceful does that look?

So like anything else that I do in our home, I get crafty!

This is one of my easiest DIYs to date and it took us only 5 minutes to do. So P was happy to help!

I'm a huge fan of Ikea and Ikea hacks (if you follow me on Instagram you'll see how much I love it!) and this project fit the bill. I need supplies that were cute yet affordable and very few home improvement stores offer that.

If you don't happen to live by an Ikea that's ok, the items you'll need for this project can easily be ordered from their site.

DIY Hanging Lamp

Here's what you'll need:

Nittio light bulb (comes in silver or copper. I went with copper)

Sekond cord set

Ekby Lerberg bracket

Step 1:

Begin by measuring how far way from your window or headboard you'd like the lights to go. We had ours measured roughly 6 inches away.

Step 2:

Mark on the brackets where the screws will go. Get your drill and drill the bracket into place. We used drywall screws for optimum strength.

Step 3:

Put together the light and cord set. In order to achieve the look we created, simply wrap the cord around the bracket until you're satisfied. The light should hang around the base of the bracket.

Step 4:

Plug them in and you're good to go!

I love the amount of lights these light bulbs emit. It's just bright enough to watch TV or read without straining your eyes too much. Plus if P is sleeping and I want to read a bit longer, the light doesn't disturb him.

Have you been struggling to find lighting for your rooms? This is an easy and cheap solution to your problems! Let me know in the comments if you end up doing it, I'd love to see the results!