It’s true! You all really, really do light up my life.
And because of that, I’ll spare you the video footage of me belting out this Debby Boone classic… even if I do know all the words. It’s just that there’s a long running joke in our home that it’s important to “pick a key” when singing. My feelings would be hurt if it wasn’t so true. But one of these days I’m taking voice lessons because my inner Christina Aguilera cannot be contained.
Anyhoo… where was I? The real reason for this post… lighting and how you guys rock.
Now that the table is finished, I am on a hunt for new lamps. And I’ve been searching the spectrum for them. Marshall’s, Target, Lamps Plus… they are either incredibly expensive, out of stock or I can only find one lamp when I need two. However, yesterday I made a last minute run to Home Goods and they did not disappoint.
I wasn’t sure if they would be too big for our new console so I decided to bring them home to see how they look.
I LOOOOVE them so. However, I do recognize that I may be losing my objectivity due to the pretty blue glass. Tyson thought they looked a little big.
So like any good blogger, I put them on Instagram and Twitter to get public opinion.
And thanks to all that weighed in, I received lots of feedback to consider. The overall consensus is that they are gorgeous and yes they are big, but once the wall is filled in with art or whatever we are hanging there, it will look balanced.
This got me thinking about styling an area with lamps and art. I’m curious what you think.
Mixing Lamps – When lamps are on the same buffet or table do you think they should match?
When I was having a hard time finding two lamps within my budget, I was considering this option. I think my first thought is they should match, but I really like the possibility of them being different.
Lamp Height/Shape – Do you find that you have a favorite style?
I suppose that it depends on the space, but through this process I’ve found I’m drawn toward longer, leaner lamps. I like gourd shaped or a boxed style, but I swoon over a taller lamp. Who knew?!
Art Spacing – Do you hang your art between or behind your lighting?
My original intent was to hang the art behind the lamps. If I keep the blue glass ones, I’ll need to hang the art between them. That’s not a bad thing, it’s just different than I had planned.
All of these points are a matter of personal preference and things I hadn’t considered before. What about you? Does an item from this list stand out to you as something that you feel very strongly about? Is there something that I’m not considering? Have you faced a similar design dilemma before? How did you resolve it?
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