Design on a Dime: Cast an Inviting Glow With Lamps

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Looking for a quick fix to brighten up your space? Add a table lamp or two!

Los Angeles house flipper and star of Bravo's Flipping Out (Tuesdays, 10 p.m./ET) Jeff Lewis tells floor and table lamps are a great way to enhance a space without spending a fortune.

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"Floor and table lamps are an easy way to give your space ambient light," Lewis tells Us. "It's great to mix and match designs. [I] encourage homeowners not to buy a matching floor and table lamp set."

Such lighting -- which Lewis suggests keeping at a low wattage for soft light -- can serve as one of the home's most functional accessories.

"If you get tired of the look, switching out the shade or placement adds flexibility," our expert says.

But don't go too overboard when placing your lighting fixtures.

"Place lamps where they are functional. You don't want to over-accessorize a space," Lewis warns.