I’m looking to decorate my hall and will therefore need new accessories, obvs. As much as I say this tongue in cheek, because who doesn’t like buying new stuff, I do actually need a new lamp.
In true me style, this lamp must be a bit different, and not cost the earth. Because, like, going out and holidays and stuff!
This is my current hall lamp.
It’s from Ikea and it started off life in our lounge. Then last year I replaced it and thus relegated it to the hall. It’s still a cool lamp, but it’s been around for 8 years now, since we moved in, and it’s looking a little tired. Plus it doesn’t throw out enough light in our narrow enclosed hall. It’s still available from Ikea, for £39.
Here are my picks after a quick mooch round online.
This one is my favourite, from George at Asda. The metalwork looks black on this pic, but it’s actually chrome. £15.
Also from Asda:
Letter A lamp (£30) – shame they don’t do this in other letters./ Black and silver lava lamp (£14) – I’ve never seen this colour combination so may just have to buy it for somewhere else because it’s so cool.
Lightbulb lamp (£20) – quirky style, although the wood base wouldn’t work with my décor / mosaic base (£20) – this would probably give off unusual patterns where the light is reflected on the mirror pieces.
Moving onto Tesco Direct
Frosted globes in blue and purple (£19.99 each) – probably wouldn’t throw out much light but great for a pop of colour
Silver sculpture (£19.99) – doubling up as an ornament during it’s “off” days / white retro spotlight (£17.99) – there’s something futuristic and robotic about this that I like.
New York skyline shades (£17.99 each) – quite chic and unusual; be interesting to se the shadows from the printed shades.
Now on to Ikea, where pickings are thinner on the ground then I expected.
More coloured balls, fnar (£13 each)
Glass vase style in olive green (£13) – wouldn’t throw out enough light, and white frosted (a bargainous £7) – this could be a contender for a nice bright corner
Dunelm Mill have some nice offerings.
Crystal hanging ball (£24.99) / rattan hanging ball (£29.99)
Lantern (reduced to £13.99) / antler base (£19.99) – I’m especially fond of this one.
“Urchin” (£14.99) / black spotlight (£19.99)
And, finally, the good old High Street stalwart, Argos, with 25% off at present.
Sculpture (£13.49) – another ornament as well as being practical / hanging shade (£18.74) – simple but chic
Touch lamp “mushroom” (£18.74) – this reminds me of a buzzer on a gameshow / touch lamp bulb (£18.74) – quirky styling.
As usual I have quite overwhelmed myself, and think I definitely need more than one lamp for more than one room…