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How many times have you wanted to just redecorate a corner of a room with a new light? Maybe hanging lights that plug in, or swag lamps the plug in. These are really sensible and simple ways to change the entire look of a room.  Some hanging lamps plug in to the outlet and then hang by a chain.  Often these lamps are called swag lamps, because the chain sort of "swags" in the middle as it is connected to the ceiling at two points.  Whatever style you choose, it will make it easy to redecorate that dark corner of the room with plug in hanging lamps.

When you decide what lamp to put there, you will have to consider the overall theme of the room in question.  Many houses have a certain theme to them, whether its Victorian, modern, rustic, or art deco.  To get the best lamp and make the best impression, you want to keep the theme loosely the same.  It is true that even a room itself may have a theme, further differentiating it from the overall house theme.  Keep these things in mind when looking for the right light for this.

You can find a number of good choices of hanging lights the plug in, at your local lighting store.  These small “mom and pop” stores often have a great selection and can order many types that they don't have on hand.  These stores are a great place to begin your search, but may not be the final place you make your purchase due to the costs involved.  While they are a great place to get your creative and decorating juices flowing, they will likely charge a lot more for the lamps than you may want to pay.  Consider them, but remain flexible.  Your next stop will be the internet.

The internet will have the best prices now that you know what you are looking for.  I always check Amazon.com and even Ebay.  These will also give you some more ideas and price points for the exact style of hanging lamp you are seeking.  There are many other retailers on the web as well, that you can easily explore from your computer. Your best bet is buying from an established online retailer.

Finally, installing your new lamp is easy and fast. Hanging lamps plug in to the wall outlet. You only need to have an electrical receptacle in that corner or near by.  You may need to install a ceiling hook, if one is not already there, but that is as hard as it gets.  The great thing about these lamps is also the fact that you can move these hanging lights that plug in easily, if you want to just change things up sometime.  You might have one style that you like to have for fall and winter, then another for spring and summer.  The versatility is unlimited and the ease of installation makes them a fantastic, functional lighting choice.

When you hang a swag chandelier, you realize that you can add beauty to your home decor without cutting holes in the ceiling. You can make a swag chandelier by just transforming a regular chandelier that can be attached to a regular ceiling hook, although the hook needs to be heavy duty. You then add a special swag kit. This is not a real hard job to do and you should be able to finish it in about 2 hours.  When it comes to hoisting the chandelier up to the hook, you may need help as it may be heavy. You will need a few things for this job.

First, you need the chandelier with a swag kit. Beyond that, you need tools such as a drill, a screwdriver, screws, heavy duty ceiling hooks, and maybe a stud finder. It is very important to locate a ceiling brace or joist that can hold the weight of the chandelier as some can weigh quite a lot and many of those are black chandeliers.

That is why you need the stud finder, so you can find a good, solid, attachment point. Hanging swag lamps is not that hard. The next step is to install a ceiling hook where you want the light to hang.  For your swag lamps,  Home Depot or local hardware store,  will have special ceiling hooks to use.

Depending on the type of hook, you will want to pre-drill the holes to attach the ceiling screws. Next, install the other ceiling hook close to the wall. this will be where the electric cord (chain) will attach.

Now you are ready to hang the chandelier lighting. This is the point where you need to ask for help to hold this up.  When you decide the height of this, think about if tall people will be bumping their head on this hanging lamp.

Just create a little "swag" in the cord/chain and attach to the other hook near the wall.  Don't let the the swag be too low, because again it could hit someone.

You are now ready to plug it in and add the bulbs and any lampshades you are using. I would recommend that you put the bulbs in before you plug it in.

Now you can turn on the light and see how it looks.