Spring being just around the corner, why not take the chance to freshen up your home with some new, stylish light sources? Lighting at home is essential. Below is a selection of six amazing and timeless lamps I am sure you’ll fall in love with. Lamps are amongst the most essential decorating elements of the home. I think they are also the most difficult pieces to shop. Whether you are looking for floor, table, wall lamps or lamps to hang, I’ve selected six lovely pieces, each one with a unique design.
Also, here are some simple tips to help you brightening up your home which may come in handy when thinking of where to place your new lamps. Keep in mind light impacts the atmosphere, making a room feel cozy or cold (read our post on “6 Elements of design and why they matter“). I would recommend you place bulbs with a yellow (warmer) light rather than a white (cold) light.
- Furniture. Whenever possible, prefer light-coloured furniture. Dark wooden furniture tend to bring less light than a white/light-colored bookshelf or sofa for example. Also, Choose quality furniture over quantity. A dark, small room should not be overloaded with furniture.
- Walls & Floor. If necessary, paint your walls in a light color too. You cannot imagine how changing the color of one wall can change the whole atmosphere of a room! Same goes for your floor: if your floor is too dark, you can use a light-colored rug (if you can’t change the colour of the floor).
- Mirrors etc. Display accessories that reflect light, such as mirrors, glass, and metallic decorative accents.
- Lamps. Add lamps wherever you can. Ceilings, walls, tables, floors. A lamp can really make a big difference in terms of both design and atmosphere. A dark area of a room can suddenly become a cosy reading corner thanks to a floor lamp. As well, a desk absolutely needs a lamp! It not only brings more light but also dramatically helps to make it a comfortable working space.
Finding the right lamp can sometimes be tricky. Here is a selection of lamps (2 hanging lamps, 2 wall lamps and 2 table lamps) to help you brighten up your home, in style.