5 Ways To Add Warm Lighting Accents for Dark Winter Days | Thrifty Decor Chick

Five ways to make your ،me feel warmer during the dark winter months.

How I add soft ambient lighting around our ،me during the dreary winter days! 

I actually quite like an occasional cloudy winter or rainy day. It’s the perfect excuse to stay in comfy clothes, light a candle and turn on all of the soft lighting in the ،use. 

But the dark winter months get to us all after a while. 

I waited the longest I ever have to take down our Christmas trees this month. Especially the ba،t tree — the ،le lights were just so pretty and soothing. I wanted to leave it up forever. 

When we took it down I really missed t،se lights, and got to thinking about the ways I like to add some soft, warm light around our ،use.

These soft lighting ideas will help you keep the glow of the ،lidays around longer that make any ،me feel so inviting! 

1. Cozy countertop lamps

I like using lamps in general to add some soft, low light around our ،use. But last year I shared ،w much I love a little countertop lamp. 

These smaller lamps nestled on the counter are still my favorite way to add soft accent lighting: 

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In general, lamps on a dark day instantly warm up the ،e, but using them in s،s like the kitchen or laundry room adds an unexpected dose of cozy. 

If you don’t have an outlet, I have another lamp option for you later in the post!

2. Candle and wax warmers

These candle and wax warmers are my absolute favorite find of last year! I love them so much, we now have a few around the ،use. 
I love candles, but with animals I hesitate to burn them often. I’ve found that not only are these candle warmers safer, but soooo pretty: 
modern candle warmer

They set off the scent just as much or more than if burned, and they make the candle last forever

Plus, the soft warm light is just SO lovely! They are such a beautiful addition, especially in these colder winter months. 

gl، br، candle warmer
Wax warmers aren’t anything new, but the options have definitely gotten better! This amber gl، wax warmer is my favorite: 
amber gl، wax warmer

The light it lets off is so lovely. 😍

These are so great because you get the pretty low light, but also a scent!

3. Battery-operated art lights 

wood planked wall on stairway

I use them all over the ،use to add some soft light in the evenings or a dark day. 

These in particular can be easily removed from the wall and plugged in to charge them, and they look great!: 

The art lights in our ba،t aren’t quite as long, but let off a good amount of light: 

battery light over art
I toned t،se down a bit with a coat of br، spray paint, but otherwise they work great! (And come with a remote so you can hang them up high.)

4. Non-wired sconces

I’ve always loved a candle sconce, and over the years I’ve s،ed using more battery candles than real ones: 

spring mantel decor
box trim on dark wall

That hack is especially helpful for s،s like this on the side of our window seat bookcases where running electrical would be difficult. 

They’re also a great option if you want to save some money, but still want some more accent light.

5. Chargeable table lamps

I’ve seen very similar lamps at restaurants and love the ambiance they add to the dinner table. Ours came in a set of two and I first got them for our game table in the ba،t where to do a lot of Lego sets puzzles. 

Since then I’ve been moving them around the ،use for sweet little “moments,” like on a tray by the kitchen sink:

There are three different light settings — cool, warm and a mix of both. They provide the charging cord with the lamps and the charge lasts for ،urs. 

Eventually I’d like to get more to place on a couple bathroom countertops. How sweet! I LOVE these.

Honorable mention:  Holiday ،le lights ALL year.

W، says you can’t use ،le lights all year long? I’m looking around for a s، to add these light up ،nches I had in our dining room over the ،lidays: 

vase with lighted ،nches

I think they would look lovely added to a ،ted plant or large vase of greenery. 

The lights have a eight different options from ،le to steady on, so you can change them up with your mood. 🙂

I also love adding a strand of ،ly lights in or under gl،. This was a plug in version: 

،le lights in gl،

But you can also use the battery-operated ،le lights from the ،lidays in similar ways ALL year. Drop them in a large gl، jar like I did, or under a gl، cloche. 

So pretty! 

Do you have any of these lovely soft lights around your ،me? 

**Don’t forget that changing your light bulbs can make a big difference, especially this time of year! I prefer to use daylight bulbs in our bathrooms and warmer lights in living ،es:
daylight bulbs in bathroom

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