This week another blogger mentioned her love of small accent lighting. If I were a better person, I would scour my bloglines and comments section to find her, but alas, I am simply too lazy. If you're her, PLEASE let me know so I can link to you! That being said, I started thinking about the lighting issue and how it can warm up a home. I grew up in a home that had some little accent light in just about every room. My mom loved the warmth that a little light can bring, and now I do too. You done good, Mom!
You could have every overhead light in the house on, but it just doesn't do anything for the moooooood. (Say that in a Barry White voice.)
By lights, I don't necessarily mean standard sized table lamps. The smaller the lamp, the better. A tall buffet lamp, a petite nightstand light, a little candle stick lamp, the list could go on and on.
This may be a little modern for some, but I'm in love with it. It was $6.00 at Ikea, and I'm bummed I didn't buy 37 more of them.
Another Ikea purchase. My husband said, "But it doesn't even light anything up! You've got it on a bottom shelf!" Amateur. He obviously doesn't get the look I'm going for.
One of my absolute favorite means of establishing a lighting mood is uplighting or underlight cabinets. I tried for hours...well, minutes...to get a good picture of the uplights I have on my desk, but it just doesn't show the effect. The uplight on the left looks some ethereal being is visiting me, but it's just a crappy camera--trust me.I even have one in my laundry room, but you'd have to find it through the pile of clothes. What about you? Do you also have a love affair with little lights? Do you get just warm and fuzzy inside when just the right lighting has taken over the room? Well, I do. By all means...share away! And by "share away" I mean find a way to do that, because I am too dumb to know. I guess talk about it in comments? :) We'd love to see your "mood lighting" too!