Lighting Your Home & Your Life

Jillian HarrisBedrooms, Decor, Entertaining, Jill's House, Living Rooms26 Comments


Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your home, and one of the easiest ways to transform your space and decor. Choosing between cool lighting, warm lighting, incandescent lighting, LED lighting (the list goes on), can be tough. You don’t want to be the person that buys one of each just to figure out which kind is your favourite. Or worse, leave a store never knowing what is best for your home. I hate investing in something I’m not sure of. A simple and easy fix to A LOT of design questions is normally lighting. Follow my tips in this blog and see what I use to make your life a whole lot easier (and your space a whole lot nicer)!!!

I recently switched to LED lighting wherever possible, which has not only helped enhance my space but it has also helped my wallet and more importantly, is better for the environment. YES, LED lighting has the biggest up-front cost, but it saves you money in the long run while also saving the environment.


The Halogen Flood lights I use in all of my pot lights are a great way to highlight the room. I recommend pot lights in every room as they are a great way to display certain areas and spotlight certain things. In my living room for example, I have used lighting to put focal points on the fireplace, artwork and decor.


In all of my table and floor lamps I use SYLVANIA ULTRA LED lights to make sure that they give off “cool” lighting to enhance my decor. Part of the reason I switched to ULTRA LED over  regular LED is because of the dimmable feature. I always like having the option to dim the lights and it’s even more beneficial when they’re LED. They also use up to 85% less energy, and since I started using them I have definitely noticed a difference on my bills.


My vintage chandeliers take Halogen Decor lights. They add that extra bit of sparkle to my light fixture but not too much to over power the room. They are perfect for mood lighting but are also capable of lighting up the entire room if necessary. I like adding in unique touches and a vintage feel to add texture and character to a space.


Some of the SYLVANIA LED lights that I recently purchased are connected to a mobile app called ‘LIGHTIFY‘. This app allows you to play around with several white tones and millions of different colours. This is ideal for me as I’m always playing around with different shades of white and cool vs. warm. You can adjust the lighting in each room throughout your home simply and easily through your smartphone.

decorating with light

1. Beaded Chandelier | 2. SYLVANIA Decor Bulbs | 3. Vintage Chandelier | 4. Horse Art | 5. SYLVANIA Halogen Bulbs | 6. New York Print | 7. Chair | 8. Table Lamp | 9. SYLVANIA ULTRA LED Bulbs | 10. Heart Pillow | 11. SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY | 12. Side Table | 13. Moroccan Pouf

Which light bulbs will you try out first!?!



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  • such a beautiful dress and inviting space!

  • MKM

    Where is that dress from? So pretty!!

  • Emily Muehl

    Where is the sequin scallop pillow from?

  • Elle

    So helpful! Are the paint colours for your living room and bedroom noted anywhere?

    • Lise Mazerolle

      I would love to know those colours also….please!!!

    • Kerry Clynes


  • I love that dress!

  • Annie

    Got any link to that dress? It’s GORGEOUS.

  • Steph

    Love your dress! And the post!

  • Your house is so gorgeous! Quick question: who makes that rug? I’ve been looking for the perfect neutral rug, and that one is perfection!

    • Liz

      Wish I could find the rug as well!

    • Julie Tillman

      Me too! Would love to know where to find this rug

  • Brandy Tenille Duchuck

    Where did you get your actual side tables in your livingroom? I’ve looked through all your posts in hopes it would be there. I’ve hunted for these tables but can not find them. The ones you have listed are similar but not exact. The legs don’t criss cross like the ones you’ve attached from anthropologie.
    Thank you

    • bunzy

      Not sure if you are still looking for the side tables,or what area you are located, but I saw the exact ones at homesense! $129 each

  • nicole toland

    Jillian! where is this gorgeous dress from… the lighting is nice, but the dress is fabulous !

    • Sue lataille

      Where is her dress from? Love it❤️

      • Jillian

        Topshop!!! A while ago …. I will try to find some similar for you …

  • courtney wheeler

    Where is your dress from!! I would love to know!

  • 2llamass .

    Jillian, I read your blog several months ago and you found a great mattress. Now I’m in the market for a new one and can’t recall what you recommended. Please let me know. Thx….

  • Lori Lynn

    Hi Jilly! Love this article. Thank you. What colour do you have on your living room walls? Is it different than your trim colour?

  • Ivana Kucharska

    Hi! Can you tell me the colour the Jillian used on her living room walls? Brand and Colour Code? Thanks!!!!

  • Your lighting creates the perfect atmosphere and ambiance. Loving everything in your pics.

  • Ivana Kucharska

    Hi Jillian, Where is your couch from?

  • Beyondthe Frame

    OMG…I could have sworn that “Wild at Heart” picture looked different when I saw it in your snapchat over the holidays, like it was on reclaimed wood. I loved it and was trying to find it for ages. Should have known to come to your blog.

  • Sheila

    Where’s the you are my sunshine pillow from?

  • Marlene Fanucchi

    jillian is your sofa from the cross and whens that baby due