Before you purchase new barn lights, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the upgrades that are available to truly make them your own. Here are the top barn light accessories with which to equip your fixtures:
1. Gooseneck Arms
Arms come in myriad shapes, sizes and colors and can be customized to fit your specific needs. They are highly durable and are made designed for installation inside barns, houses and are particularly well-suited for outside areas, capable of withstanding rough environments. These barn light goosenecks are ideal for anyone looking to spruce up that dusty old barn light you have lying around and put it to good use.
2. Barn Light Stems
Nothing quite like resembles the simple beauty of a stem mount. To really make things interesting, select a different stem mount to be custom made to fit any style of barn lights you may have. The stems come in many lengths and paint finishes, and you can also get them in copper. Copper is my favorite look because after a while it starts to patina, adding to the rustic charm of any place you’re decorating.
3. Barn Light Post Mount Arms
If you have a front yard or porch in need of illumination, I highly recommend these post mount arms. They project elegance next to a driveway, and are even useful for lighting up the basketball court in your backyard. They’re well-made, strong and quite appealing when installed with a matching barn shade.
Ryan left for school about a month ago, and the process of turning his room into an office/library is well underway! I am so thrilled with how it’s going! I’ll post photos of it once it’s finished to my satisfaction. Can. Not. Wait. I’ve always wanted to change the lighting fixtures that are in his room and install some new barn lights, which will complement the rest of the house’s décor quite nicely.
So I’ve started to welcome in fall! I’ve been decorating my home with items in all sorts of browns, reds, yellows, oranges, greens, off-whites, etc. Fall really is my favorite time of year. You should see all the beautiful colors of fall leaves surrounding my house! It is nothing short of breathtaking.
It’s nearly time for pumpkin everything! I love making and eating pumpkin bread, especially with some added chocolate chips. I also make scrumptious pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies. I’ll have to share the recipe with you on here once I have some ready.
Well, that’s it for this update. I’m loving decorating for autumn and I love how my office space is coming along.
As you already know, my youngest boy, Ryan, is heading off to college in August. I am so proud of him; thought lately the knowledge that I’ll be alone in this house admittedly has me feeling a bit blue. I know I have a ton of new renovations in mind, I want to turn my house into a barn. I want to put up tons of barn house lighting, but now I’m starting to wonder what I’m going to do after I renovate the house and put up all this barn lighting. I’m going to be living in this huge, newly remodeled house, with all these barn house lighting fixtures, and for what? For me? I’m just over five feet tall and 125 pounds. I don’t need all that space to myself.
I was excited for a while, with all the new ideas about renovation in mind. However, it doesn’t change the fact that I’ll be an 50-something year old single woman with a grand ol’ house. Perhaps it isn’t all bad. After all, there’ll be no one to tell me what I can and cannot do. My ex-husband was a completely intolerable pain in the ass. He disliked everything I did for the house. He even hated barn lights! That old loony had to have everything in his own perfect order–he drove me nuts! Well, enough about him. We’ve been separated a long time, and my life coach told me I have to change my perception of him. He wasn’t all bad, and I guess I wasn’t all that good to him either. Regardless of those negative feelings, I’m glad we had two beautiful boys together.
Speaking of my beautiful boys, Ryan told me the other day that I need to get out and have fun. Ryan, my youngest and the more attached of my two sons, actually said that until now, he’s never felt the need to tell me anything about needing to go out. I was surprised. He even referred me to an 80s music club that has lots of cool lights that I might like. He said he went there the other day, and they had a barn house lighting showroom. Maybe I’ll check it out.
Here are some examples of lights that I might use for my barn house lighting:
Why hello there! My name is Sharon, but everyone always calls me Shari. I am a full-time mother of two boys. My oldest is in college, and my youngest will be attending college next year. After raising my boys on my own for the last 15 years, I am a soon-to-be empty nester. I’ve been loving post-divorce life! I don’t want to say that I can’t wait for Ryan, my youngest boy, to leave, but I am somewhat excited about all the plans I have for my home. I live in a three-bedroom single family home in a small town that’s about 1 hour away from the nearest major city. Not too far, by any means. Ryan will be leaving for college in August, so I want to start planning for his departure, both physically around the house and emotionally.
When my oldest boy, Taylor, left 4 years ago, I was devastated. I didn’t want to accept the fact that my son was moving 2,000 miles away from home. I had spent all of my adult life working long hours, trying to give my kids everything. I’m a nurse, so long hours are par for the course, but I would also pick up other people’s shifts just so my boys wouldn’t want for anything. I was a mess four years ago, but now I have a totally different outlook. I joined a “divorcees” group at church, and my entire perspective on life changed for the better.
Now, instead of falling apart because my youngest is going to college, I am excited about all the plans I have for my house. I’m interested in a very particular type of light known as a barn light. I worked hard for this place, so why not do with it what I please, starting with some barn light fixtures? So far, I was thinking of converting Ryan’s room into an office/library room.
I have been looking into several types of lighting fixtures that will suit this room, and so far I’ve come across a website by the name of www.barnlightoriginals.com that has exactly what I’m looking for. Browsing through their site has given me so many ideas for my entire home. I want to install vintage barnlights in my bathroom, industrial barn lights in my kitchen, and copper barn lights in my soon-to-be library room. I’m so excited!