4 Home decor hacks to help up your lighting game without an electrician

If hardwired lights are a no-go, there's no need for FOMO

Round wall mirror and candle wall lights in white living room with wall panelling

I don’t know about you, but I love a bit of decorative lighting and have a particularly soft spot for wall lights. I earmarked a few locations where I really wanted them and got our electrician on the case (naively) thinking it would be an easy job - you just need to bung in a few wires right?! Wrong!


It transpired that the locations i’d picked had a combination of ‘challenging’ factors like solid walls, the need for double insulated light fittings, proximity to the main fuse box (RCD I think?!) tiled floors above the ceilings in question… you get the idea. Back to the drawing board…


It was time to get creative and then I had a lightbulb moment (sorry, I couldn’t resist - gotta love a lighting pun! 😂) and realised that this situation might actually have its advantages…


There are pros and cons to each option which I’ll share below...

1. Plug-in wall lights

This was a total bargain from the H&M website as it was only £49.99 at the time of purchase and I used a discount code to buy it for £41. I noticed recently that they had snuck the price up to £69.99, which is still not a bad price as the whole light is able to swing left and right so you can position it in the most convenient place to read for example and then swing it back to the wall afterwards.