5 Lighting Decor Ideas for a Modern Home

The lighting in a home can be an essential component to comfort and practicality. From the living room to the bathroom, lighting can evoke just the mood you are going for. Though you will more likely than not already have light fixtures that are not as easy to switch out, there are a few ways you can still work with this.

A simple way is to change the light bulb. If you are going for a bright, open space in the living room, you may want to change out any dim, yellow tinted lights you have. That can be saved for a more intimate setting such as the bedroom or outside porch.

There are also plenty of inexpensive options when searching for light decor that can make a huge difference in your home. Below are a few suggestions for various rooms to make a simple but quick change in your home.

Midsummer Light Artecnica

Midsummer Light

This intricately cut out Midsummer Light is an excellent addition to your living room. Designed by Tord Boontje, it has won several awards as a lamp that not only is strong as it is made of resistant paper material, but also allows for a subtle and delicate feel with its soft shadows on the walls. It is perfect for those who want an ambient and mood lighting in their living room.

Z-Bar Floor Lamp

Z-Bar Floor LED Lamp

Having a good floor lamp is crucial for any living room or study room. The great thing about this Z-Bar Floor LED Lamp is that it is adjustable and available in cool or warm light. It is also sleek and modern and is perfect for any well-designed space.

Lumisource shell table lamp

Shell Table Lamp

Table lamps are great for decoration as well as adding on an extra brightness. From the nightstand to the living room or office, a table lamp can fit perfectly in almost any setting. This shell table lamp is also extremely easy to move around, and can be switched depending on where you want it located.

Stick anywhere night lights

Stick Anywhere Night Lights

Sometimes we are looking for an extremely functional light such as a night light. The main concern we have is to get to the bathroom, not necessarily how nice the lamp will look. This Stick Anywhere Night Light is highly functional and uses LED lights to ensure that the hallways or bathroom are always lit. You can easily attach these around your home through screws or even easy adhesive. They are also motion-sensing which means you can still sleep soundly without being bothered by the bright lights.

What type of lighting decor do you currently have in your home? Are you looking to switch things up a little? What do you think of the above choices? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

Fall Color Trends in Your Home

Fall color trends do not only need to last for one season, and in fact are an excellent source of inspiration for interior design in the home. When most people think of autumn, orange immediately pops up in our heads. There are a lot of varieties and a wide spectrum that works in this color group.

Below are just a few options that are currently trending for you to explore if you are looking to spice up your living room with some fall colors!

brown living room

Dark Brown

A dark brown scheme in a living room can offer a classic and intimate setting. Consider using dark brown as the base color, but including a palette with lighter cream colors as well and perhaps a little pop of orange or red as well.

bright kitchen

Red, Orange, and Yellow

The living room and dining room area is great to have colors ranging from yellow to red. Remember that beyond the extremely bright colors, you can find pale yellows to deep crimson. Just look at the leaves outside for inspiration. You may want to even incorporate some greens and browns into the mix as well.

purple room


Plum is a color that can be perfect for any situation, from the living room to the bedroom. The dark hues make it a great warm color to have in cooler seasons, and pairs well with a cream color base as well. Plum is great to use for a classic look, but depending on materials and fabric, it can be added in for a modern touch as well.

red interior design

Rich Red

For an art deco look, try a rich red theme for your living room or dining room. Dark reds are great for wallpapers and fabrics such as curtains or couch covers. To ensure that it is not too overwhelming, stick with neutral colors as your accents.

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Dark Neutrals

If the more gaudy colors of plum and deep reds are not your style, perhaps you want to stick to a dark neutral color theme. From creams to browns, you have many options to choose from, and they great thing about more neutral tones are it can be as calm or as crazy as you want to make it!

red and gold decor

Red and Gold

Red and gold are the perfect pairing, and whether you are a fan of flashing gold or not, you can subtly add in gold hues through lighting and smaller accents in furniture or accessories. Perhaps you will choose to have a base of cream or brown and only use red and gold as an accent color.

The above should serve as an inspiration to get you started in realizing just what a variety of fall colors there are and how much you can express yourself in your own home!

Autumn-Inspired Items for Your Kitchen

As the seasons are changing, it will soon be time to pull out those cardigans and socks. Welcoming in autumn does not only need to be within the wardrobe, but can be done in the rest of the home as well. The kitchen is a wonderful place to bring in autumn. Whether this be through pumpkin spices or going out to hand pick fresh apples, finding local vegetables is something that can easily be done by visiting a local farmer’s market.

If you want to even further bring the sense of autumn into your kitchen, here are some other items that can help you bring in the the new season.

Bonjour Frother

Cafe Latte Automatic Frother

Instead of spending money daily on your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, learn how to make your own with this easy Cafe Latte Frother. The frother will automatically turn your skimmed milk into a rich froth in just seconds. Not only will you be able to use it for this season, you can continue on for cappuccinos and lattes for the winter. The frother also works as a double tool to scramble eggs or mix dressings.

Wine Aerator

DELTA Wine Decanting Carafe

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine in the cool, fall nights.  This Decanting Carafe has an unique built-in filter that will automatically aerate your wine as you pour it into your wine glass. You will be able to taste the difference in your wine, and the pouring spout allows you to make sure you never spill your red wine again. The dark colors of the red wine goes well with the change in colors, and is a perfect pair to drink within and outside of the kitchen.

Blomus Sencha Tea Warmer Tray

SENCHA Tea Maker and Warmer

Fall is the time to bring out those tea bags. Besides the obvious healthy reasons of drinking tea, the warmth in it will help with the cooler weather. This Tea Maker takes the ancient art of tea making and puts a modern spin on it. It also has a tea-light warmer to ensure that your tea stays the right temperature throughout the day.

These additions to your kitchen will make your autumn a memorable one. You will also be able to continue using these handy gadgets for the rest of the year, making them a well-worth investment.

What are you most looking forward to this autumn? Would you consider purchasing any of the above items? We would love to hear from you, let us know in the comments below!

Home Decor for Fall 2015

As Autumn is officially upon us, we are transitioning everything from our diets to our wardrobes to accommodate the season changes. One of the easiest things you can do is to change up your home decor.

From incorporating in new items to recycling what you already have, there are plenty of ways to quickly make a difference. You can choose from very practical changes to help with the colder weather, to simply aesthetic pieces that will last you through winter.

Below are just a few suggestions that can be purchased right here at the Home Clever Store for your convenience, but feel free to mix up your own creativity as well.

wall mounted wine rack

Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Holder

For all those wine lovers out there, there is never a perfect season that doesn’t include wine, but fall really is the nicest time to enjoy a bottle of your nicest wine in the comforts of your own dining room or kitchen. This Biomus Ciosco Wine Holder is made of stainless steel and poly resin plastic, meaning that it is both durable and strong. It will hold up to eight bottles at at a time and can help save you shelf space in your kitchen or dining room.

lumisource table

Tabulo Side Table

This simple and modern table is the perfect addition for the autumn season. Not only is it easy to set up and take down so you can shift it around as wanted, the walnut wood frame paired with the tempered glass top is perfect to get you in the fall mood. Whether you place a carved pumpkin on it as decoration or a plant for your home, you will be sure to find plenty of use for this side table.

modern wall clock

Madera Wall Clock

Matching the above Tabulo Side Table, this wood designed clock is perfect to go in your home this fall. It is specially designed to help relieve your stress by taking out the numbers in the clock so you still are aware of the time but it is not pressing in your face at all times. Fall can be a stressful time, whether at work or school, and this clock can be exactly what you need to help you relax a little.

Candle Tealight Holder

Night Igloo

A favorite of many people during the fall season is the variety of scents. Put your pumpkin spice candles in these Night Igloos. The translucent porcelain are subtly decorated to resemble upside down tulips during the day, but are easily transformed into candle light at night. They are perfect for both inside a room in your home or outside in the garden as you celebrate the last few days before the weather turns cold.

What do you think of these new home decor pieces for your home this fall? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!