The nights are getting lighter but ever so slowly. There are still a good few weeks of dim evenings to contend with before spring has sprung and the weather warms up enough to get outside after work or school. Look at the positives, though, as it can feel really cosy snuggling up inside on those dark nights. But if you’re still struggling to see the cheer in that thought, splash out on a great new lamp for your home. Get the shopping buzz from buying a beautiful standard lamp to stand proud in your living space and then enjoy the new-found relaxing atmosphere it creates. Here are a few ideas to get your fingers twitching towards your credit card.
Enjoy the warmth of a Mediterranean evening with the help of a Sardinia Floor Lamp in antique brass. The beauty of this lamp is not necessarily in its design but in its unobtrusiveness. It can create a warm or romantic atmosphere – or simply help you to read your book – without taking up too much space or detracting from other items in your room. At completely the other end of the scale is the white It’s About Romi Hollywood Floor Lamp from John Lewis. This is a lamp that demands attention – just like the biggest Hollywood names. The lighting it offers is actually subtler than its styling may suggest, and its adjustable nature is handy for home. There’s no denying, however, that this is only a choice for a specifically styled room. A Hollywood lamp in the corner of a traditional room would be as out of place as Jean Claude van Damme in a Shakespeare play.
If you like the tripod look but you want to go more Habitat than Hollywood, check out the Tripod Ash Floor Lamp Base and adorn with the lampshade of your choice. If the natural-wood look floats your boat, you could check out the Navy Tripod Floor Lamp from Made.com. It’s subtly stylish without going overboard.