DIY Industrial Pendant Lights

DIY Industrial Pendant Lights, Bedroom Light Project, Globe LED Light, Tilden of To Be BrightDIY Industrial Pendant Lights, Bedroom Light Project, Globe LED Lighting, Tilden of To Be Bright

When I moved into my apartment, I realized my living, dining, and bedroom spaces lacked built-in lighting. I’m very lucky that my apartment gets so much natural light that I hardly have to turn any sort of lamp on, with the exception of when it gets dark out. That being said, I often work late nights and given that my desk is located in my bedroom (doubling the space as an office), finding a solution for this area became a priority.

My bedroom isn’t the largest and unlike my former studio apartment, I don’t have the crown molding to hide the wires from a hanging light like I formerly did. So I had to become open to the idea of an industrial light fixture where wires would show; but finding an affordable solution that was cohesive with the overall decor and aesthetic I’ve established wouldn’t prove to be easy. Almost everything I found online was close but not exactly what I’d envisioned, and anything that came close to what I had in mind was WAY too expensive.

Therefore, I had to put my creative talents to the test and DIY the lighting I was searching for, yet didn’t exist…until now!

DIY Industrial Pendant Lights, Bedroom Light Project, Globe LED Lighting, Tilden of To Be Bright

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

(2) Plug In 17′ Pendant Light Cords

(2) 6″ Hanging Plant Brackets

(2) LED Daylight Vintage Filament Clear Glass Globe Light Bulbs

Hammer, Nails, Tape Measure, & Step Ladder

DIY Industrial Pendant Lights, Bedroom Light Project, Globe LED Daylight Lighting, Tilden of To Be BrightDIY Industrial Pendant Lights, Bedroom Light Project, Globe LED Daylight Lighting, Tilden of To Be Bright

My goal was to find a pendant light cord that matched my bedroom’s grey & white color scheme and was long enough to allow for the lights to hang comfortably at length, reaching the middle of my wall art piece on either side. When I found this generous 17′ grey & white twisted fabric cord, I definitely felt like I hit the jackpot in terms of the perfect color combo to match. The best part is the on/off switch located near the plug that makes turning these lights on & off very easy to manage.

I didn’t want the brackets to be too large yet I needed the longer length to project far enough outward so the bulbs would hang without grazing the wall behind them. I also needed them to blend in with the wall color, so finding the right size in white became the challenge until I found the perfect set which were advertised as hanging plant brackets – not shelf brackets!

Finally, I wanted the bulbs to be large enough to make a statement and offer LED Daylight (white) light to match the rest of my lighting options. I can’t stand the warm white lighting options, as I find them to be more yellow than white. As a general FYI, LED Daylight is the best option of white light if you’re dependent on lighting for photos.

When I found these large clear globes that offered my preferred lighting tone, I was thrilled! And as you can see above, they both do a fantastic job in lighting up my entire bedroom!


To Be Bright

9 Comments

  • Reply Lauren Price May 21, 2018 at 9:58 am

    omg! this makes me so happy!!!! I can’t wait to do this in the new place!

    xx,
    Lauren
    Lauren Elyce

    • Reply Tilden May 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks babe!! I’ll be sharing each space in the next few weeks! SO excited to show what I’ve been up to in the decorating department xx

  • Reply Jess May 22, 2018 at 11:54 am

    These look so cool! And I am obsessed with your room decor.
    xoxo,
    Jess
    http://www.mustheartstyle.com

    • Reply Tilden May 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Jess!! Sharing all my furniture finds (per room) very soon!! xx

  • Reply Riva Treasure May 22, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Wow, that looks so perfect with you bedroom (which is SO adorable)! Love the modern feel of it!

    • Reply Tilden May 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you so much Riva!! I’m glad they turned out as well as they did – not gonna lie, I faced several doubts while in the process. VERY relieved it all worked out in the end haha

  • Reply Ilse May 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    This is the cutest most functional idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Ilse
    http://www.livelearnluxeit.com

    • Reply Tilden May 22, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Yay!! So glad you liked it Ilse! xx

  • Reply Beatriz May 22, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    These are so fun!
    xx Beatriz | livelovewearit.com

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