On Refreshing Your Home…with New Light Fixtures!

Chances are, if you built your home, you picked out all of your own light fixtures. You tailored each of them to the space they were installed in, and probably even arranged your decor in that particular room to compliment those light fixtures. Am I right?

But if you’re like me, and you bought your home after it had been previously lived-in, you may have ended up with a few light fixtures that were…less than ideal. If you’re nodding your head right now, I have JUST the solution for you.

Parrot Uncle.

“Who’s uncle? He does lights?” my husband questioned.

“No no no! ParrotUncle.com!”

I got a raised eyebrow on that one, folks. That is, until I showed him the site.


The first set of lights that I’ve been looking to replace since we moved into our home almost 3 years ago are the track lights that are in our kitchen. They are dated, they are dingy, and they are HOT. And come on now, y’all, who wants to stand over the stove and take THAT heat PLUS have heat beating down on you from above? Not me!

See what I mean?


Now sure, I could run down to Home Depot, which is about 10 minutes away, and grab some lights to replace these with. I’m sure they would be nice.

But, I’m not looking for some run-of-the-mill standard lights. I had something specific in mind. So I decided to look at the pendant lighting from Parrot Uncle and see what I might find.

The website itself is SO easy to navigate. I knew I specifically wanted some pendant lights, and it was as easy as going to ceiling lights, then pendant lights, and then I narrowed it down to the Vintage Industrial category. (You can also narrow things down by price, material, color, height and number of lights!)

And look what I found…


A set of 2 lights (vintage-style pendants) with mixed shapes and glass shades! LOVE!!! I think a couple sets of these would be just perfect in my kitchen! And I was pleased to see that, not only were they on sale, but that Parrot Uncle offers free shipping on orders over $50! HELLO!

That first search was so easy, I decided to try to go ahead and fix my other issue – the bathroom vanity lights.

Here’s a shot looking at our guest room and guest bath.


Can you see those lights? Those HUGE round ball vanity lights?! We have the same ones in our Master Bathroom, and I DESPISE them! If you want to talk about some HOT lights, let’s talk about how I can’t even blow my hair dry or straighten it without a fan in the bathroom or else I break into a sweat! And I kind of need light for doing my hair, so…

I wasn’t for sure exactly what I wanted to replace them with, but I KNEW they couldn’t be hot. So I went back to the home page of Parrot Uncle and hit up their wall lights, then their bathroom vanity lights. And I came across this lovely:


So sleek and modern, yet look how well it pairs with a classic decor, too! Plenty of light, yet understated, and specifically made to go above the mirror, just like I need it to!

In the end, I found exactly what I was looking for, but Parrot Uncle has so much more than the two items I was hunting! They offer lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, outdoor lights, even Christmas lights! I mean, my goodness, they even have some very unique wooden pendants! Look how neat this one is!


Now I’m looking around the house to see if there are any more fixtures I’d like to replace! How about you? Are you in need of some new light fixtures? Would you give Parrot Uncle a try?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

15 thoughts on “On Refreshing Your Home…with New Light Fixtures!

  1. I would love to get some new light fixtures in my house. Mine are so boring- I would like something more unique 🙂

  2. We recently did a very large remodel (over two years) of almost every room in our house. We changed out the lighting in every room and what a difference it makes. I love these modern looking lights and I have one bathroom and bedroom left that we are going to tackle in a few months. I will definitely give Parrot Uncle a shot.

  3. I have been wanting to replace the lighting in my bathroom (it’s way to bright) but I haven’t been able to find something I like. I will have to check this place out!

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