I’m all for dim mood lighting, but sometimes you need a bright watt or two in a particular spot. Get light right where you want it with one of these adjustable light fixtures.
Many sconces blend right into the wallpaper, but not this bright red number from IKEA. Thanks to its ultra-thin LED lamp head, it can fold right up next to the wall when not in use. $49.99.
IKEA PS 2012 LED Wall Lamp, $49.99
Pull a 180 with this hardwired brass sconce from Anthropologie. It swivels up, down and all around. $198.
Moving Light Sconce, $198
These versatile little work lamp look like something you’d swipe from your dad’s workbench. Swing one over a rafter or string a few on a table. $99.99 and up.
Work Lamp, $99
This bendy gold clamp lamp would look sharp on a white desk or headboard. I also see it clamped to a kitchen cupboard wherever extra light is needed while cooking. $59.
Modern Clip Lamp, $59
CB2’s wood and steel Bruno task lamp angles high and low on a solid cast iron base. Its clean lines will encourage you to keep your workspace tidy. $79.95.
bruno task lamp, $79.95
Restoration Hardware’s 1950’s scissor sconce extends to an impressive 40” long and pivots right and left. I picture it in an industrial-chic dining room or Steampunk living room. $199.
1950s Factory Scissor Sconce, $199
Updating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require a total renovation! One of the easiest and most affordable ways to keep your space current is accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!! Right now, bringing natural elements inside is becoming very popular with the use of various woods, stone and natural fabrics.
Here are just a few of our great finds!
Try out this handmade vase fabricated out of metal and textured wood available at Wayfair.com for just around $34.00.
Natural Home Decor Archer Vase in Brown, $33
If you love mood lighting with a rustic feel go for this Large Natural Teak Stump Candle from Lampsplus.com. At 12” high and less than $50.00, buy a few. Everything is better in threes!
Natural Teak Stump Candle
For some softer elements, these Jute and Cotton throw pillows make a big statement. Both options are around $68.00 for a set of two at Wayfair.com.
Natural and Black Decorative Pillow, $68 for 2
Decorative Pillow in Beige, $68 for 2
Finally, if you love the idea of adding natural elements to your home but crave a pop of color, check out this beauty from Wayfair.com at $44.00. Can’t beat it!
Fire Island Coral Statue
When you think of art for your home, what comes to mind? Paintings? Photography? When it comes to art, try thinking of three dimensional options. Adding sculptures to your space is a great way to add dynamic artwork while keeping you walls uncluttered.
If the mention of porcelain makes you think of your grandmother’s collection of creepy dolls, it’s time to change your opinion with the ginger root sculpture from LEIF. It’s minimalistic look and pastel color scheme is a great way to add a feminine touch to your space. 55.00 at Leif.com
Ginger Root Sculpture
Another porcelain beauty is this silver Buddha head. Its shiny appearance adds some glam while Buddha helps bring peace and serenity. 39.99 at lampsplus.com
Silver Finish Large Buddha Head Sculpture
The design geek in all of you will appreciate these miniatures of iconic and influential furniture such as the Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe, the Panton chair by Verner Panton and the LCW chair by Charles Eames. 119.00 for a pack of 9 at Chiasso.com.
mod mini chair sculptures – set of 9
Currently typography is a huge trend with it comes to interiors. Molded sign language sculptures from Etsy take the trend one step farther. Available in an endless combination of colors. 73.00 for a set of 8.
Sign Language Sculptures
Collapsible stars from Design Within Reach not only a add a geometric element to the space, it also adds and interactive conversation piece. $55.25-$136.
Foldable Star Sculptures
Plants are perfect for any space. Not only do they add life to your home (literally), they also help filter the air. Paired with a sleek vase or planter, plants are sure to liven up your place.
Wall mounted planters become an instant piece of living art. $20 at Poketo.com.
Off the Wall Planter
For nostalgic feelings of chemistry class, try a set of test tube vases. Desk top tubes from Anthropology for $38.
Horizontal Chemist Vase
Ceiling mounted tubes creates a dynamic display without taking up table space. From Pigeon Toe Ceramics, $38-$110.
Hanging Test Tube Vase
How about this wall mounted model for a similar effect? $20 from amberLAnderson at Etsy.
Mason Jar Wall Planter
You’re never too old for toys, especially for this repurposed lion that is bound to give your friends a roar. $18.50 at Etsy.
Terrariums are perfect for those of you who canâ€™t keep a plant alive for more than 5 minutes. They donâ€™t require water and are close to impossible to kill. $28 at Shopterrain.com.
Glass Hanging Orb
Letâ€™s face it. Apartment walls tend to be a little boring and lackluster, especially if you have a less than awesome landlord who refuses to let you do anything to them.Â Here are a few easy, low-commitment ideas to take your walls from sad to fab.
Wall decals are perfect for those who want to avoid any wall damage. These vinyl stickers are easy to put on and just peel right off. Offered in a number of fun colors, this bold print is bound to add some flare to your space. $38 from Abbyâ€™s Vinyl Wall Art at Etsy.
Chevron Vinyl Wall Decals
Does your window provide a less than spectacular view? Fake it ’til ya make it with a decal of NYCâ€™s skyline. $78.54 at Gali-art.com.
New York City Wall Decal
These 3D flowers look darling arranged in a cluster or willy-nilly. $20 for a pack of 20 at Umbra.com.
Stay chic and eco-friendly with a set of handmade reclaimed wood wall accessories. Perfect for all you stylish treehuggers out there. From Earth Art by Wendy at Etsy, $70.
Eco Friendly Wall Art made from Reclaimed White Birch Wood
Add a little glamour with these mirrored decals from Acte-deco.com for $83.78.
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