MSH partnership, all words are my own:
Lighting. One of the single most important factors in the home and often completely underestimated. Not only can good lighting make a room (or a part of a room) feel more comfortable, user-friendly, and practical – it can change the entire feeling of a space. Of course, natural light is the best, but sometimes it just doesn’t quite cut the mustard, especially in wintertime (don’t even get me started on the darkness here in Sweden right now!). So, ensuring you have enough lighting in your home at this time of year is essential.
1. Bowery Table Lamp
My desk looks so much more inviting now, especially as the sun starts to lower in the sky – maybe I’ll get more work done now!
2. Nora pendant lamp
You might recall the recent make-over in Liv’s bedroom which I completed earlier this year. I was distinctively aware that the room wasn’t finished (nothing is ever ‘finished’ in my home and that’s just the way I like it!). Live and I have been layering the room with pretty things ever since and one of the most important factors, was an additional lamp. She already has a great reading lamp on the other side of the bed and an overhead lamp so I was really looking for nice ambient lighting to give the space a calming feel.
We draped the cable across the ceiling to give it a relaxed, playful touch.
It’s so pretty, and adds a lovely, warm feel at night!
3. Corinth Pendant
One of the great things about this elegant lamp is that you get to decide the length / how far it hangs down from the ceiling as it comes with three sections of brass tubing. I went for two sections.
Plus of course, it adds a decorative touch to the room (I love the aged brass and glass combo) and since I selected a bulb with a warm tone, it emits a wonderful warm, diffused accent light after sunset!
I know it sounds funny, especially as we’ve lived in our house for fourteen years, but adding these lamps made our living space feel so much more complete. That’s the beauty of layering a home over time!
Do you have a favourite?
I’d love to hear about your lighting situation at home – do you feel you have enough? perhaps you have a favourite fixture? Or one you dislike! Do share in the comment section below.
Photography: Niki Brantmark
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