Thinking about home lighting doesn’t usually occur to me until this time each and every year. Maybe it’s the fact the table lamps and pendant fixtures are shining brightly more hours of each day. I’ve noticed that my eyes are straining to see more often lately so it’s time to move those table lamps around to get the most out of them.
Autumn is the perfect time of year to work on interior home projects like adding nautically-inspired wallpaper to a room. If you’ve finished your painting and wallpaper then why not add some new light fixtures? Lighting can create instant ambiance within a space; both by the light it emits and the beauty of the piece itself.
Many people probably feel that I have spent too many hours choosing the lights for our beach cottage. It is not for lack of decision-making, but the fact that a light can be a real focal point and needs to be functional for the space it is used in. Over the past decade, I’ve done 90% of my light fixtures shopping from e-Bay and found some fabulous deals. I have no problem in spending a bit more money for a light fixture since it is a practical and functional investment; however getting a good deal is still important. Table lamps…well, that’s another story.
I tend to find table lamps at garage sales, antique stores and the such. Since I steer away from matchy-matchy decor, it is fun to find one lamp here and one lamp there. If I pay a garage sale price then I can more freely experiment with painting the lamp, gluing on shells and ribbon to the lamp shades…you know what I mean, right!?
If you find a nautical light style that you like, then save to Pinterest, save a photo to your iPad or print out the photo for inspiration while searching for one which fits your budget. I forgot one important thing – have fun and enjoy the days of Autumn!
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