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3 Tips For Lighting Your Home

New lighting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform a room.

Want to change the feel of a room in just a few minutes? Update your lighting. Whether you’re supplementing ceiling fixtures or looking to transform a dark corner, new lamps are an easy and affordable way to breathe new life into an existing space or put the finishing touches on a freshly remodeled room. No electrical work required! 

In celebration of our new line of Scott Living lamps now available at Lowe’s, here are some tips for choosing the right lighting for your home.



There’s nothing like curling up with a good book and plush blanket at the end of the day. Level-up your reading nook by placing a pharmacy lamp near your favorite chair. Available in table or floor models, a pharmacy-style lamp has an adjustable arm and head so you can easily target the light, making them perfect for tasks like reading or drawing. Fun fact: This name comes from the design’s prevalence in hospitals, pharmacies, and factories in the early 1900s. Today, these versatile lamps are a great way to add style and function to your cozy corners.



Looking to add more light to a work area? Keep your space uncluttered and well-lit by selecting a desk lamp with a base that doubles as a wireless charging station! One less gadget to fiddle with and no more awkwardly reaching behind furniture to find an outlet. We might be biased, but we particularly love the integrated LED in our Scott Living desk lamp with wireless charging—it will last up to 30 years!



Nothing against overhead lighting, but we can’t overstate how a few floor and table lamps instantly up a room’s homeyness factor. Unlike arc floor lamps or pharmacy lamps, a classic, shaded style casts light in all directions, contributing to a space’s overall illumination. With so many different body types available (textured! smooth! transparent! stick!), you’re sure to find something that works with your decor, and a fun shade can help make a statement. Pro tip: If lighting a general space, like a living room, go with a warm white bulb. The yellowish hue is relaxing and inviting.

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