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Lamps & Lighting: Fresh Ideas

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Feb 7, 2014 antique, lamps, lighting, vintage , , , , 0 Comments

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Lamps and lighting can totally change the look and feel of a room. Lamps are also an easy and affordable way to switch up the look in your home if you are wanting a change or something different. We always have a wide variety of styles of lamps available at evolution home, from vintage lamps to modern quality crafted lamps.

We also carry chandeliers, wall sconces and floor lamps. Below we discuss several ways to use lamps in decorating and, we also have photos above of lamps in stock at evolution home and inspirations for how to use them that we pulled from Pinterest!

Here are a few fresh ideas for using lamps:

1. Use lamps to coordinate colors. 
Use the base of the lamp or the shade to incorporate a color scheme or give the room a pop of color. In the Pinterest photos pictured above, we like the chartreuse lamp in a brown and earth toned room as a pop of color and the patterned lamp next to the ikat drapes.

2. Switch up shades to freshen your look.
The gray chevron lamp shade looks so fresh on the vintage milk glass lamp pictured above. You can easily switch out the lamp shades on a neutral lamp to switch your look as often as you want.

3. Use glass or mercury glass lamps to keep a space looking open or place a mirror behind the lamp. 
Using a glass or mercury glass lamp in a corner can keep that corner looking open and light instead of heavy. Also, placing mirrors behind lamps reflects light and keeps a room bright.

4. Lamps outside!
Wouldn’t we all love to have a patio or garden spot with lamps? We love bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out!

5. Lamps on a stack of books or mags.
Sometimes lamps need a little height to properly light a room or wall. Artfully stacking books or magazines is a great way to give lamps height while adding layers and texture to your decor.

6. Drape a lampshade for softer light.
Sometimes the light shed from a lamp can be to bright, draping vintage lace, doilies or scarves over the lamp can soften the light and add a nice romantic, cozy look and feel.

Hopefully you find some inspiration in these ideas for incorporating lamps into your home decor. Half the fun of decorating your home is trying new ideas to see how they work – some do, some don’t. And that’s why we are here! As your resource for great finds for your home.

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Columbus Day Finds!

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Oct 10, 2011 budget, candles, Columbus Day, fall, lighting, savings, sconces 0 Comments

Not Too Shabby will be open Columbus Day from 10am-6pm! Stop in check out our new fall inventory!
We have new pieces coming in everyday and you are sure to find something wonderful to fit your budget. Pictured above is a cozy chimenea, perfect for the cool fall nights. 
We also have beautiful lighting options throughout the store, including the wall sconces above. They are perfect for any room and add the warmth of candle light, each one fits a standard taper candle.
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If you have any questions, give us a call at 703-519-3555!
See you at Not Too Shabby!