Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lamp Love

We don't have a lot of table lamps in our house, aside from an old one in our bedroom, and it's just not an item that I ever consciously think about purchasing. Perhaps it's because they're always too expensive, or the fact that we just don't have a lot of space for lamps.

Well, while I was out and about today, I stopped in Pier1 for no particular reason (always a dangerous idea). I almost ended up buying more Christmas clearance decor, until I discovered a selection of 50% off table lamps that I couldn't seem to drag myself away from. I'll be the first to admit it was definitely an impulse purchase, but I ended up leaving with not just one, but two lovely lamps:

Ecru Serena Lamp - $19.98 (originally $40)

This lamp replaced the antique-y looking one we previously had our bedroom end table. A very sophisticated upgrade!


 
Crackle Luster Lamp - $32.98 (originally $66)
I knew I wanted this one right away when I saw it, but wasn't quite sure where it would go. For now, this beauty is residing on an end table in our living room.

I must say that I'm pretty happy with these purchases! Not too shabby for just over $50 (right?). I have a newfound appreciation for table lamps and how they can transform the look of a room. And I'm glad I decided to put my money toward these, which will be seen everyday, instead of more Christmas stuff!  :)

Besides lamps, are there any other basic home accents that you think have a big effect on a room's appearance?

12 comments:

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I love these, Amanda! Great finds!

I always notice small things that create (or deter from) a sense of symmetry or balance in a room, like furniture layout or the placement of natural light.

Kelly

Nick and Cindy said...

Love the new lamps!! I'm actually fairly desperate for a couple new table lamps, so based on your story, my Pier 1 gift card and a local Pier 1 that's closing....I think I need to pop over there this weekend!! Hope I can score some deals as good as yours.

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

Nice lamps! Those are good deals.

To answer your other question, I'm amazed at what an area rug can do to pull a room together. I also am becoming a bigger fan of window treatments. I used to hate curtains, but now I love the lush and layered look they can add to a room. Plus they can make a room seem taller (by drawing the eyes up) or make a window appear bigger. :)

Mrs. Chic said...

You have good lamp taste! I have a simular lamp the one in your bedroom - ours is in our Living Room. I really really like the lamp you found for your living room what a steal!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Good choices! I've wanted that crackle one for awhile, but have nowhere to put it. I think nothing changes a room faster than colorful pillows, whether on a couch, bed, bench, or chair. I love me some decorative pillows! And curtains, definitely.

dolores @ "Welcome to My Humble Ablog" said...

The lamps are lovely. I'm really digging the crackle lamp. I think framed art on the walls are great home accents that can really transform a room. Plus, people get to notice your pretty painted walls more. :)

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Oh, you bargain shopper, you. Awesome lamps!!! I need some new lamps for our bedroom, perhaps a trip to Pier 1 is in my future?

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Awesome! I almost went into a Pier1 today - I guess my budget is happy I didn't.

Danielle

Danielle and Clint said...

LOVE them!!! Great choices. I saw the silver one at the Pier One by my house also and considered getting. You did good.

marleah said...

Way to bargain hunt! We have no table lamps, except one in the bedroom. We have a shortage of tables, actually. We do have floor lamps that are not nearly as sexy as those table lamps!

The Whispering Creek House said...

lamps are so awesome! i know how expensive they can be so alot of times i check at goodwill..for a couple bucks i can revamp them to what i want! im on the prowl for two matching ones for my banquet table..oh its so hard to find! garage sales are great to!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I am the same way about table lamps. I always like them but fear spending so much money on them. You scored with these! They are both so pretty! I want some for our bedroom. We are currently using my old bedroom ones in the living room and I have nothing to read by in my bedroom now.

Area rugs are my weakness. I love them.

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