Use This Popular IKEA Light Fixture To Give Your Living Space An Elegant Upgrade

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Achieving a high-end look on a lower-end budget can be tricky, especially if you don't have much experience with interior design or have never tried it out before. Thankfully, a hack by @everythingeryn on TikTok shows how you can use an IKEA light fixture, more specifically the NYMÅNE wall light, to establish a luxurious look in your space. After putting it in place, your room will be transformed. Even better, the fitting costs only $24.99, so it's perfect if you want ambient lighting on a budget. By installing it yourself, you'll also be helping to cut costs and save precious pennies that can be better spent elsewhere. It can also help you to light up any wall art you have in your home. 

If you've been looking for a cheap way to incorporate some "high-end" lighting, this is worth a shot. All you'll need is to arm yourself with a NYMÅNE wall light from IKEA, which sell for $24.99 each, some SOLHETTA light bulbs for $4.99 per pack, screws, and an electric screwdriver (or some command strips if you don't want to use screws in your wall).

Attach your IKEA light fixtures to your wall

First, decide where to hang your NYMÅNE light fixture. While you can put it anywhere, beside a mirror or hanging frame will help it to look sleek, as you'll be able to tuck the wires away and keep them out of view. Next, take your screws and electric drill and attach the back panel to your wall before securing the light fitting in place on top of it. Afterward, install your SOLHETTA bulbs, but ensure that the light is not plugged in at the power socket. If you have them, use your command hooks here instead. Push any wires behind your mirror or wall art to complete the look for a high-end finish. Now, you should have a stylish lighting upgrade that suits any area, such as a lounge or kitchen. You could even use it for a bathroom lighting fixture makeover

If you want to add a quirky touch, try experimenting with different light bulbs. For example, utilize varieties that are controllable and change color, such as this LED option available on Amazon for $22.85 or some smart bulbs that you can control with your voice for $31.58, also on Amazon. However, one caveat to keep in mind is that if you don't have a hanging mirror or any wall art, you may find it challenging to keep the wires out of eyesight, and thus, the final result may not look as appealing. 

The light blends with your decor

This hack works well because the NYMÅNE light fitting blends seamlessly with your wall decor if you position it directly beside other adornments, giving the illusion of a professionally installed fitting. As a result, you're left with a luxurious finish that will help to provide any home a stylish upgrade. With the wires showing, you may not be able to achieve the same effect. However, these aren't the only IKEA products you could use to accomplish such a look.

Another similar light from the company is the GRÖNSPRÖT, which you can purchase from IKEA for $24.99. Although it's intended for outdoor use, this option has no wires, giving you more freedom to place it wherever you want (within reason). However, this will come with some extra installation costs, as you won't be able to do it yourself. If you don't already have a mirror and want to pair the two together, grab a NISSELDAL from IKEA for $79.99 or try propping it alongside some wall art, such as the BJÖRKSTA for $72.99. Either way, you have plenty of options to play with.