Lamps and lighting make all the difference when it come to how a room feels. You could have a million dollar room design, and if it were only illuminated by a 100 watt bulb on a ceiling fixture, it would affect the entire room in a really negative way.
We all have rooms in our homes that are a challenge in some way or another… either the shape is difficult, or furniture placement is a puzzle, (or you have a horrible, wonky, asymmetrical mantel), or you have lighting issues. Sometimes all of those things at once.
I definitely have lighting issues in our living room. We have an entire wall of windows, but they face North and the room somehow always seems to be dark. I took these shots at noon… with the shutters opened up completely to the street. This is the brightest this room will be. (As long as we don’t worry about privacy.)
… and it’s all light at noon. The morning? Later in the day? Kind of gloomy. Good lighting is a must.
I think these new Color + Plus™ coordinating lamps and shades from Lamps Plus are something we need to consider.
Since I change up my colors every Christmas, I think it would be so awesome to have a few blue lamps in my living room this year. The ones I have currently are rather boring and monochromatic. I need to do something about this!
|One light in each corner of the room.|
Exciting, right? Obviously lamps provide light for a room, but they also should say something about your style. These say “Vivienne is a little bit boring…” Sigh.
I think Santa should bring me some new lighting. Have you checked out these Color + Plus™ coordinating lamps and shades yet? What’s on your lighting wish list?