DH and I have recessed lighting all over our ceilings, but I am so particular about ambiance that I hardly ever use it in the family, living, dining, study, bedroom, well, any room. Even in the kitchen I prefer my lanterns over my island. Lighting can change your mood and if you have lighting that is too harsh it can be so disruptive to your mood! Yea?
Buffet Lamps. Obviously buffet lamps need a surface to sit on. I prefer symmetry when possible so you will want to have two if you agree. They are best on a console on a wall with a piece of wall art or mirror and a little vignette on the console between them.
(I heart this layout so much & plan on using it in our next house!)
Once again, the lighting is an opportunity to express your interests, color, style.
Floor Lamps. Pick an interesting floor lamp. Not a halogen, please. Even an expensive halogen is not okay. Put it next to your couch and let it live there happily ever after. Use an ivory or cream or better yet a linen or burlap shade. Do not use a white shade. Blak! Bad lighting. You want something to mellow to light in the room and white is not it.
Chandeliers. I feel like I’ve seen chandeliers more & more in sitting rooms and not just in a dining room. I think it’s wonderful and can help create such a cozy affect. Of course, I think you have to select the right chandelier. If putting one in your family room think about texture and fabric. Choose perhaps a drum shade or a wood material.
Sconces. You can’t get cozier than a scone! Put them on either side of your fireplace, down the hallway, between the windows or on a wall that is not quite big enough for wall art. With the right one it will always be a good look. For a family room do not get anything shiny, rather try an oil rubbed bronze or iron or wood.
Thanks for all the positive feedback on the Easy Home Decor New Year’s addition! Plan to do another soon.
Luckett’s Spring Market is coming up and Blue Egg has been invited back! Headed to a few estate sales now 🙂