Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Corner of Coziness-A Love for Accent Lamps

Anyone who knows me can confirm that I have a adoration for accent lamps.  These cute little lamps which I have collected over the years can be found throughout the house and can give a warm glow in dark corners of a room or unlit counter space that immediately welcomes anyone with a cozy greeting.

This post will be the first of a two part series that will demonstrate how to incorporate accent lamps in vignettes that can be a point of interest in various spaces in your home.  It will testify as to how these under-utilized lamps can lend a peaceful and inviting atmosphere and, at the same time, can be a decor piece by itself which can dress up an area that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.

The pictures below include those vignettes taken during the day and at dusk when the lamps are lit and validate their charm, but include enough available natural light to take some clear and visible pictures.

Since we are experiencing cold and snowy weather here in Wisconsin which is still perfect for building playful snowmen in the front yard, my first vignette is a snowman inspired one.  The silicone bulb which is used in the precious hat of the snowman-face accent lamp seems to melt my heart on a cold and snowy day.  His adorable face makes me feel like I am a child at play again in the snow.

The plaid bowl in this vignette is perfect for holding both fruits such as apples and pears or faux snowballs and real mini pinecones.  The snowman candleholder includes both a pillar candle which the snowman is holding above his head and tea light candles which are placed in his belly and shine through the stars on his sweater.

As for something a little different, the following vignette is one which portrays an attraction for Victorian design. Some cookies and warm tea by a soft faux oil lamp makes for an elegant and homey setting.

Accents lamps can come in all shapes and sizes and this pinecone accent lamp fits in beautifully with the other decor items representing the Northwoods.  It particularly works well for those of us who have log interiors and wish to depict a rustic setting.

This post was just a brief glimpse at the versatility that accent lamps can provide in sprucing up a room.  I hope you agree that they can be key decor pieces as well as a supplier of low lighting ambience in a room. I would love to hear your ideas on how you use your accent lamps.  Stay tune for more lovely vignettes in the second part of the series on how to use accents lamps to illuminate and embellish unused areas in your home.

So cozy up and turn the light on........