New houses often come with standard, really cheap, ugly ceiling lights that are functional, but definitely nothing more! And if you happen to look up in some 80s houses, you might also find some pretty ugly numbers still hanging around, even more insulting to the eye. So why not make a difference to your home. It doesn't have to cost a fortune, but can definitely make a huge difference. I say, consider period lighting for a more uplifting change than just some new ones from the hardware store. Try School House, and The Door Store for some great options.
And don't forget, while you're at it, get dimmers put on all your lights. Yes, all! The new LEDs are dimmable (for those staying away from energy hogging incandescents). I guarantee you'll love how it changes the mood with such ease.
Here are a few of my favourite classics: