12 Times IKEA Lighting Made the Room

Updated 08/01/18

Without a doubt, lighting is one of the most transformative things you can do to a room—it really steals the show. It can take any space from no to woah at the flick of a switch and you don't even need to spend a lot to witness the showstopping power either. Scroll down to see how an affordable IKEA light can make the room.

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Jonas Berg for Stadshem

If there's one IKEA pendant lamp we see time and time again, it's the Sinnerlig. This woven beauty is handcrafted from sustainable bamboo, so every shade emits its own unique quality. The soft, glowing light from this lovely lamp is the perfect welcome home. 

IKEA Sinnerlig Pendant Lamp $60
55 Kvadrat

This pendant light is perfect for those who love the bright and airy look. It's like having your own fluffy little cloud indoors, and you can personalize it, too, simply by crumpling the paper layers into your desired shape. This is ideal for creating a soft and cozy atmosphere because it diffuses the light across the room.

IKEA Krusning Pendant Lamp $20
Krista Keltenan

If you want to add a dash of industrial flair to your dining room, then the large-scale Foto lamp will take you there. This is ideally suited to areas where you want directed light, so a dining table or bar area are perfect positions for Foto.

IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp $30
55 Kvadrat

Sollefteå is the perfect pendant for the modern minimalist. If you prefer lighting that doesn't overtake the room but still makes its presence known, then you've come to the right place. This decorative paper lamp spreads a soft light for that cozy, relaxed atmosphere we all love and crave.

IKEA Sollefteå Pendant Lamp Shade $8
Sara Medina Lind

Replace the glow of your screen with this stylish spotlight. It's time to ditch the screen scroll before bed—science says it's disrupting your sleep—and read a book instead. We love the chic metallic touch on the industrial look, too.

IKEA Ranarp Wall Clamp Spotlight $20
Fantastic Frank

Small homes usually combine two spaces in one, just like this small dining room come kitchen. Lighting is key if you want to blend the two seamlessly, and the Melodi pendant lamp is great for bringing directed light into the space that's still soft and atmospheric.

Melodi Pendant Lamp $10
Daniella Witte for Elle Decoration Sweden

Kids' rooms are typically jam-packed with personality and a lot of fun. It's the one place where you throw out the rule book and combine patterns, color and kitsch with flair. This looks great, and the kids love it, of course, but in order to rein it all in under the stylish umbrella (and make sure it still blends with the rest of the house) insert a Regolit pendant paper shade. It's only $5, yet it instantly elevates the room while giving it a subtle glow.

IKEA Regolit Paper Pendant Lamp $5

Decorative floor lamps are a great way to accent an empty corner or tricky space. This stylish option gives a modern factory-like appeal with its adjustable arm and metallic accents. The Ranarp floor lamp can turn a tricky corner into a cute reading nook, too. 

IKEA Floor and Reading Lamp $45
Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen for Norm.Architects

If you're looking for dynamic lighting with a dash of feminine flair, then reach for the stunning Maskros pendant lamp during your next IKEA visit. We've often seen this floral design in nurseries or bedrooms, but this stunning image just proves how much lighting can really elevate a room. It's given this sparse modern dining room a sweet ladylike touch, and we like it very much.

IKEA Maskros Pendant Lamp $60
Krista Keltanen

This quirky kid's bedroom is a childhood dream, complete with unicorn wall ornament and princess chandelier. It's eclectic, chic, and downright cool. 

IKEA Kristaller Chandelier $40

This room has it all: subway tiles, warm wood accents, a touch of greenery, and hip hanging pendant lamps give this urban kitchen the stylish green light. The slate shade of the Hektar pendant is subtle, but the style is a standout.

IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp $29 $25
James Henry for Homes to Love

This simple yet stylish reading nook beckons every eager bookworm to its corner. This large-scale floor lamp adds a touch of 1940s industrial feel to any home. Can't you just see yourself with a book in hand, sipping a cup of tea right here? We can. 

IKEA Hektar Floor Lamp $60 $50

Which IKEA light do you love most? Do you have a go-to pendant that elevates any space? Let us know below.

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