I have a few DIY posts in the pipeline, but it’s always nice to take a break from chores and to-do lists for a little retail therapy, isn’t it?
Our living room has some great recessed dome lights, but they are either all on or all off and are pretty bright. We needed a solution for being able to light a part of the room when one of us needed it. I spent many a trips to Homegoods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx in search of the perfect table lamps. I even bought a pair of lamps that ended up not fitting the space, and were subsequently moved to the bedroom.
Let’s take a look at some of the contenders!
These looked right at me as soon as I walked through the entrance. I thought the brown tint would pull in the browns from the hardwoods perfectly. I loved the design elements of the glass too, but I thought they were going to look too small both on the end tables and in the room.
As I made my way to the lighting section, I found these, which I seriously contemplated. They match the pattern of our rug and I thought they would have been the perfect complement.
But they were black which is darker than I was looking for, and it wasn’t really the style I had in mind.
Now these. I came up with every possible reason to buy these. These were absolutely to die for. To diiieeee for.
Don’t understand the fascination? Let’s take a closer look.
This picture doesn’t do the lamp justice, but the flecks of glitter and gold were magnificent. Seriously. But I didn’t like the gray shades paired with them. If they weren’t the perfect shade of gray they would have easily clashed with our sofas. And I wasn’t interested in having to replace something on a new item. So I moved along.
Then I found these
Ideally, I had been looking for a beautiful glass base or a matte silver. This had the perfect shape, not too modern, but not too classic. Not too big, not too small. Not too short, not too tall. Just right. So I quickly unplugged them and headed to the registers. If you ever put something down at Homegoods, you forfeit all rights and the item you were contemplating can be snatched up very quickly!
The shade is beige, just like the wall, but I don’t think they compete. The shade has various speckles that pull in other colors from the room, like grey and brown.
How do you choose your decor? Do you buy the first thing that sparks your interest and bring it home to see if it fits? Do you know what you’re looking for before you go out?