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Modern Light Fixtures You Can DIY This Weekend

When the days are getting darker, how can we make our style shine a bit brighter?Enter these DIY light ideas. They’re sleek and simple enough to add a modern touch to your home, and easy enough for even beginner DIY-ers to tackle as a weekend project. Some are made from unexpected items laying about your home, others from a quick trip to the hardware store. With a little elbow grease and entry level electrical knowledge, you can be on your way to a new light fixture for your home.Want to upgrade your interior without paying top dollar for designer pieces? Looking for a project to brighten the weekend? These DIY light fixtures will shine a whole new light on your style.

Modern Light Fixtures You Can DIY This Weekend

Stylish tripod lamp with red wire on a background of gray wall

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DIY Tripod Floor Lamp

Tripod flood lamps have been a hit this year. This $35 DIY beats the price of the $400 Design Within Reach floor lamp it was modeled after. Besides, you can customize the legs and shade to your own color liking.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

A modern chandelier hanging on a ceiling

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DIY Hula Hoop Lamp

This hula hoop lamp is just the right amount of funky for a minimalist home. Plus, it’s made for $300 less than the original — which is something worth shaking your hips for.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

Illuminated string lights

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DIY Rose Gold String Lights

Who doesn’t have too many strands of cheap Christmas lights? These rose gold string lights give a whole new look to the green plastic look we’re used to with just a coat of spray paint. We’re betting you’ll leave them up long after the holidays.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

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DIY Sunburst Medallion Light Fixture

We have all considered upgrading the traditional dome lights that builders grace homes with too many of. Channel your mid-century modern side and give the classic ceiling lamp an upgrade with this sunburst medallion light fixture.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

neon light bulb

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DIY Neon Light bulb Lamp

Here’s an idea: this neon light bulb lamp with a concrete base. We’re pretty sure this should be on the desk of any stylish thinker.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

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DIY Metallic Pendant Sconce

Sugar and Cloth put their own spin on the popular bulb-and-cord sconce by adding a metallic cord and simple wall bracket — which frees up nightstand space and adds height variation to your bedside scene.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

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DIY Industrial-Style Pendant Lamp

You know that old fan sitting in the corner of your basement? This DIY shows you how to turn it into an industrial-style pendant lamp with just a few simple steps. We love the coat of neon, too.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

glass pendant light

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DIY Glass Pendant Light

No fan to recycle? Grab an old vase (or pick up a cheap one fron your local thrift shop) and make this modern glass pendant.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

concrete pendant light

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DIY Concrete Pendant Lights

‘DIY’ and ‘concrete’ aren’t two words we often group together, but this foolproof method will have you pouring like a pro in no time. Consider these pendants for mood lighting above a bar or kitchen island.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

open pendant light

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DIY Nesting Bowl Pendants

These beautiful nesting bowls got a true design flip to become pendants. We like the design (and shadows!) cast by the cutouts in the material, but any style bowl would work to create a dramatic look.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

Three lit-up lightbulbs hanging by cords on a beige background.

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DIY Modern Bent Plywood Light Fixture

This bent plywood lighting fixture is the perfect bedside lamp for minimalists and modern style lovers. Ne bedside table needed.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

3d rendering hanging pendant lamp isolated on white

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DIY Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendants

Constructing this mid-century is definitely no walk in the park, but your hard work will definitely pay off with this stunning centerpiece for any room.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

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DIY Copper and Wood Hanging Lighting Fixture

Similarly, this mid-century piece is another reason to break out your toolbox. There are also endless possibilities for wood and metal combinations. We’d also love to see this look with clear bulbs.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

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DIY Sisal Rope Pendant

Making your own sisal rope pendant is actually much easier than it looks. We’re also fans of more simple versions of these for parties and holiday decorating.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.

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DIY Monkey Knot Pendant Cord

A good-looking knot will earn you some serious style points. This DIY takes you through how to tie a monkey knot that you can add to any pendant’s cord.Find the instructions for how to create your own here.Are you considering a DIY upgrade for your lighting? We’d love to hear what you like and if you’re planning to try any of these projects. Send us a message in the comments section below or on our social sites.


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