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Beautiful and Affordable Light Fixtures for Every Room in the House

When we moved into our new house, I had to choose light fixtures for just about every single room… and they had to be beautiful AND affordable! Wait until you see what we chose!

Beautiful and Affordable Light Fixtures for Every Room in the House- Hallway, Mudroom, Kitchen, Living Room, Sunroom, Dining Room, Kids' Room, Playroom, Guest Room, Office, Master Bedroom, Walk-In Closet

One thing I didn’t realize when we built our house was that I was going to have to get really, really good at choosing light fixtures. Our builders put a pretty generic chandelier in the dining room and “boob lights” in the hallways, but other than that, we just had rough ins for overhead lights, no actual overhead lights. (This is typical when you build with a community builder, rather than building a custom home. Our house is a Palermo by Ryan Homes.)

I don’t think this only holds true for new builds either. When you purchase an existing home, it’s rare for all of the light fixtures to match your taste exactly, so chances are you’re going to be hunting down a bunch of new fixtures as well.

So we could actually see things when we walked into a room and flipped the light switch (Imagine that! 🙂 ), little by little over the past year and a half, I have been buying light fixture after light fixture. And since we needed so many, I tried to be as budget conscious with my choices as possible while still finding lights that we really loved for each of our spaces.

Today I thought I’d take you on a little “lighting tour” of our home so you can see the actual fixtures we purchased, along with some similar ones that would also work for the same type of space.

Beautiful and Affordable Light Fixtures for Every Room in the House

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A few notes about our thought process when choosing lights: We decided to be somewhat consistent throughout the house when it came to the finish and style of our light fixtures. In fact, I think each of the fixtures we chose incorporated either an oil rubbed bronze finish, crystals, glass, or a combination of those elements. I consulted a bunch of different resources when it came to choosing the best fixture size, including this thorough article and this helpful infographic.

Ultimately, we wanted to make sure we were getting fixtures we loved and would work in our house for years to come. Let’s take a peek!

Dining Room

Even though our dining room was one of the only rooms that came with an actual light fixture, this was one of the first new lights we purchased! The light that came with our house just wasn’t my style (with our builder, you didn’t get to choose; they just have a standard fixture that they put in every house), so we swapped it for this cutie:

Oil Rubbed Bronze, Wrought Iron Crystal Chandelier

my dining room light

Other possibilities:

Mudroom

There are several rooms in our house that have a whole lot of potential but that we haven’t really done much with yet, and the mudroom is one of them! We plopped down our entry bench from our last house and hung our old entry shelf on the wall to tide us over in this space until we can get some built ins for this little nook. We did swap out the cheap boob light for this dainty little chandelier, though, and it has actually ended up being one of my favorite fixtures in the house:

Oil Rubbed Bronze Mini Chandelier in the Mudroom

my mudroom light

Other possibilities:

Downstairs Hallway

If you’ve been following along since we moved into our house, you know that these lights actually started out in our kitchen! I loved this style of light and literally gasped every time I would see them in someone else’s kitchen. In our kitchen, though, I felt like they looked too harsh and geometric up next to all of the white.

We ended up finding new fixtures for the kitchen and moving these into the hallway, and I love them so much more here!

Black and Clear Glass Entryway Pendant Lights

similar to my hallway lights

Other possibilities:

Kitchen

And speaking of the kitchen…. here are the pendant lights we have now! After realizing we didn’t love the dark finish up against all of the white, we grabbed these clear glass fixtures and love them so much more for this space. The satin nickel finish coordinates with the cabinet hardware and pulls the room together well.

Since I got a super amazing clearance deal on these, the exact fixtures are no longer available, but I will link some similar options below.

Clear Glass Kitchen Island Pendant Lights

similar to my kitchen lights

Other possibilities:

Sunroom

We spend a ton of time in our sunroom, so we made sure we grabbed a chandelier for it pretty early on because it was hard to use the room in the evening without one! The organizer in me loves when things coordinate, so this light fixture is a smaller version of the one in our living room, which is in the same area of the house.

Oil Rubbed Bronze Farmhouse Chandelier from Vaulted Ceiling in the Sunroom

my sunroom light

Other possibilities:

Living Room

Our living room has the 9-light version of our 5-light sunroom chandelier. I will say that I wish our ceilings were just a smidge higher to accommodate this fixture. We have 9′ ceilings in the living room, which work fine, especially since the coffee table is under the light, but if the ceiling was a little higher or even vaulted a bit, I think I would love this light even more.

Even so, it is working in here for now and certainly provides us with more than enough light for this space!

Oil Rubbed Bronze Chandelier in the Living Room

my living room light

Other possibilities:

Upstairs Hallway

I was anxious to get the boob lights out of our upstairs hallway as well, and these cute schoolhouse fixtures were the perfect replacement (and they’re really affordable too)! Our upstairs ceilings are only 8′ high, so I needed something flush or semi-flush, and these cuties did the trick beautifully!

Schoolhouse Semi-Flush Light Fixtures in the Hallway

my hallway lights

Other possibilities:

Boys’ Bedroom

Our boys’ bedroom was the very first room we worked on when we moved into our house because we really wanted them to feel at home! I found this “caged” fixture that we use with Edison bulbs before we even moved in, and I knew it would be perfect for their space!

Farmhouse Style Flush Mount Light in a Kids' Room

my boys’ bedroom light

Other possibilities:

Playroom

I went with a very basic, inexpensive drum light for the playroom because you never know when a Nerf gun or lightsaber battle will go awry in this space! 🙂 If the boys decide that they want to have their own rooms as they get older, one of them will move in to this room, so I also wanted to make sure that the fixture wasn’t super feminine.

Basic Semi Flush Drum Shade Light in the Play Room

my boys’ playroom light

Other possibilities:

Guest Room

Our guest room is another one of those “has potential but hasn’t been touched” rooms. I moved away from the oil rubbed bronze finish in this room and went a little more feminine because none of the boys will ever be living in this room, and I knew I could get away with it!

One of Connor’s friends was over recently and referred to this room as “the fancy room” because of the light fixture. 🙂 I wouldn’t call it fancy yet, but I’m excited to get my hands on the rest of the room and make it a real retreat for guests!

Crystal Chandelier in the Guest Bedroom

my guest room chandelier

Other possibilities:

My Home Office

Of all of the rooms in our house, my office may have been the most challenging when it came to finding a light fixture, simply because of its size. It is a large space, so a teeny fixture would get lost in the middle of the room, but the ceilings are only 8′ high, so I couldn’t have something that hung down very far.

I ended up finding this oversized flush mount fixture with crystals galore, and it was the perfect solution. It’s big enough for the space but doesn’t hang down far at all. Plus it makes me feel fancy when I sit in here, so that’s a perk. 🙂 Sadly, I don’t think they’re carrying the oversized version of this light anymore, but a smaller version is still available.

Oversized Flush Mount Crystal Light Fixture in a Home Office

smaller version of my home office light

Other possibilities:

Master Bedroom

This was another one of our first lighting choices, and I’m still loving it! It has a somewhat elegant vibe that I love for the master, and I can’t wait to decorate the rest of the space to match!

Oil Rubbed Bronze Crystal Chandelier in the Master Bedroom

my master bedroom light

Other possibilities:

Master Closet

Finally, our master closet also had boring builder-grade lights when we moved in, so when we installed our new closet system, we put in some mini-chandeliers as well. They add just the right amount of light and sparkle (even if Donnie does have to reach past the crystals to get to his camouflage boots, lol)!

Oil Rubbed Bronze Mini Chandelier in the Master Closet

my master closet light

Other possibilities:

Whew– that was a lot of lights! If you are choosing light fixtures for your home in the near future, I hope that seeing a bird’s eye view of all of our selections was helpful! Lighting can be tricky, but it can also be a great opportunity to set the mood for an entire space, which is fun.

If you’re looking for more lighting ideas, you can find some more info and inspiration in these posts:

Beautiful and Affordable Kitchen Island Pendant Lights

10 Affordable Alternatives to Traditional Domed Lighting

Our Big Light Swap

Have a wonderful day!

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.

12 Comments

  1. Abby, I’ve been following your blog since January this year. You have a beautiful home! I love how ornate the dining light is, and the hallway lights are the best!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are the sweetest! Thank you so much for your kind words, Shem!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. When we built our home, picking out all of the lights was my job. We stuck with oil-rubbed bronze because that was what all of the cabinet knobs are and the faucets. Can’t say that I’m crazy about it, though, with our faucets. It isn’t holding up well…lots of chipping.

    I believe I had about 18 lights to pick out inside…we have ceiling fans w/lights in all 4 bedrooms plus the den…then various other lights in all of the other rooms. About 2 year later, we purchased 4 outside ceiling fans w/lights for our front and back porches. They are very similar to what is in your boys’ room. We live on a farm and it just fit with the theme.

    By the way, this is the first time I’ve seen your upstairs. Maybe you should do an upstairs tour.

  3. I love your style, Abby! I’m totally bookmarking this for when we move to our next house.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Katie! Have a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. I love all the vintage-looking lights! Such great suggestions. I am searching for the perfect office light so this gives me some good inspiration.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So glad it was helpful, Jenny! Happy office light hunting! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

  5. Isabel Freitas says:

    I love your light fixture choices! Your home looks beautiful with all of them. Quick question, though. Is there a particular reason why you guys chose the dark bronze tone? Do you think they make a contrast with the light walls? Or is there another reason? I would love to know. I tend to prefer lighter tones of light fixtures when I see them separately, but honestly, I love this dark tone you picked.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Isabel! I just really liked the “cottage” type look of the oil rubbed bronze. I think the fixtures have just enough of the darker tone to add some contrast, and they don’t get lost in the midst of all of my other lighter colors. I hope this helps!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Audrey Johnson says:

    Beautiful. I like that there was a common theme. But yet they were all a bit different.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Audrey! Have an awesome week! <3

      ~Abby =)

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