Does this ever happen to you?
You move one piece of furniture or decor to a new spot…and it turns into another.
Then another. And another.
And suddenly it’s like a game of musical chairs/furniture-decor-items?
Well, after Christmas I decided to move the lamps from the top of our living room bookcases over to the dining room side table. It just felt like too much was going on over on that wall with the new focal point of the fireplace.
Which meant that there was no lighting on that side of the living room, so I moved the tall floor lamp from beside the sofa to over beside a fireplace chair. Which meant….
Well, you get the point.
Sometimes one little change or tweak in your decor opens your eyes to bigger changes.
Switching up the art above our sofa for the winter opened my eyes the fact that I really wanted some matching floor lamps for either side of it.
I’ve been looking for months now for floor lamps that I like. Not a serious hunt; but just keeping my eyes open in case the right ones should come up. I had never really considered swing arm lamps before… but I kept seeing them pop up online and in design magazines and when I saw these; I though they had just the right feel for our space.
Plus, they were super affordable! Always a bonus.
When the Christmas decor came down, I kept up a few pieces… I shared our winter mantel with you a couple of weeks ago.
As for the rest of the space; I kept it pretty simple.
Fur throws and pillows; lots of wicker tones mixed with whites; and a hit of strong blue and green to add some energy and life.
Because on those grey grey January days, I love a little bit of colour in my life.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that this painting snuck into our winter decor this year. I brought it up from a wall in the basement (nothing like shopping the house)!. It’s actually painted by our talented brother-in-law.
The burlap shades ties in perfectly with our bamboo blinds and our jute rug as well as with all the baskets in our living room, not to mention the colour of our wood floors.
See… there are those lamps from our bookshelves. I really love them in their new home.
And my old classic floor lamp… it’s a perfect light for doing some reading in that chair…
Cozy, right beside the fireplace.
Have you been on the hunt for lamps? I find the “right” ones so hard to find! And not only do I love the shape and design of these swing arm floor lamps, but they were super affordable.
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