Older homes can be wonderful spaces to live in, full of character that you don’t find in new homes, and features that housebuilders don’t add to houses anymore like fireplaces and porches.

Many owners of an older home will often convert the lighting in the house, not just as a part of updating an aged electrical system, but also to update the aesthetics of their space and show off their home decorating.

Bringing new light to an old space doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some quick and easy ways to update an older home’s lighting for under $50.

Start at Your Front Door and Convert an Existing Light or Install a Porch Light

Exterior lighting is not just an important part of home security, it also creates an opportunity to set the tone for your home’s style from the moment guests and visitors approach the house.

Update or convert your porch light with a modern fixture that suits your home’s style, but has a modern and more powerful bulb. For less than $50 you can often find light fixings that have a motion sensor included for added security.

Convert Recessed Hall Lighting into Traditional Pendant Lighting

Older hallways often have recessed lighting that may have been an update in the seventies, but now makes a home seem dull and dark where you want to add light to show off your space.

There are many inexpensive home lighting solutions to help, like this pendant light conversion kit that will help you change any recessed light into a pendant light; quickly and easily for less than $50.

Change or Convert Your Dining Lighting to Fill the Space

Your dining space will often be one of the most important rooms in the house, and also one of the largest spaces you have to fill with light in your home.

This is a great room to use multiple light sources, and you can cheaply convert single ceiling lights into fixings with many smaller bulbs, or even use led strip lighting for less than $50.

Use Lamps with Glass Shades in Living Spaces

The living rooms and bedrooms in an older home are a great place to use lamp lighting to create a relaxing and comforting atmosphere, especially for after a hard day at work.

You can give new life to an older lamp you have simply by changing the shade. Tiffany-style glass shades can be found online for less than $50 each, and they bring a beautifully colored comforting light to any space.

Buy a Small Chandelier to Make a Room Special

If you want to add some glitz and grandeur to a room in your home, you can’t go wrong with a small and decorative chandelier.

A chandelier can make a living space you use on special occasions extra special, or can add glamour to a dining area, and you can find many tasteful chandeliers online for less than $50.

Older homes are great spaces to live in, and you can show off their quirky features and unique character by using the right lighting to show off their style. It doesn’t have to break the bank either, there are plenty of lighting options available, for $50 or less.