February 1, 2010

Unique Light Fixtures

Julia Buckingham

As we decorate our spaces, sometimes we forget about lighting. Other times , a "builder" might decide for us. Let us not forget that what we hang from our ceilings, or stand in the corner define our spaces: traditional, flirty, shiny, sleek or fun and funky. Which is it?

What is hanging over your dining room table right now? Do you love it? Does it define your space? Did YOU pick it out or was it already hanging there when you moved in?

Make that simple statement. You don't even have to spend a ton of money (believe me). Ikea has a ton of options for less than $50. Thrift stores offer one of a kind old chandeliers which you can paint and add new shades and voila. The options are limitless.

What is hanging from your ceiling?


  1. Wendy, I have been looking for a unique semi-flush mount for Andie's room. It needs to be a bit different but not so different that it doesn't fit in with the rest of the house. Do you have any ideas?

  2. Actually, Ikea has some unique, lightweight, inexpensive choices. I would check there first. Something fun and funky but not too odd. I think you'll like the choices. Have fun.