Cheer Up Your Home: 20 Happy Modern Lights for All Budgets

Cheer Up Your Home: 20 Happy Modern Lights for All Budgets

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Adrienne Breaux
Jun 18, 2012
Light fixtures are natural mood-brighteners because they of course are natural room brighteners. But sometimes light fixtures just seem to go the extra mile. With some table lamps, pendant lights, sconces and more, there's something about the way they look, on or off, that cheers up a modern space instantly. We've gathered 20 that are doing that for us. Of course, "happy" means a lot to many different people. And certainly, individual tastes play a big part in whether you find a particular light fixture happy or not. But we think there are a few characteristics that make a light happy across the board, like bubbly, round shapes, bold colors, quirky forms, fun patterns and more. FIRST GALLERY: 1) West Elm Perch Glass Lamp $69 2) Lights Up! Meridian Pendant starts at $112 3) Vertical Leaf Small Lampshade $117 4) West Elm Industrial Pendant $8 - $60 5) Bubble Light No.5 $206 6) Anthropologie Fruiteria Base $348 7) Claylight Pendant $595 8) CB2 Utility Chartreuse Pendant Lamp $40 9) Vapeur Large Table Lamp $350 10) Lights Up! Oscar Boudoir Lamp $86
SECOND GALLERY: 11) Anthropologie Rhododendron Chandelier $898 12) Perch! Franny Pendant Light $190 13) CB2 Visor Chartreuse Table Lamp $50 14) Anthropologie Needlework Garden Shade $128 15) West Elm Porcelain Hurricanes $19 16) Perch! Zooey Mini Chandelier $480 17) Anthropologie Timber Legs Lamp $1200 18) VIBIA Puck Ceiling Light starting at $180 19) Kartell Cindy Table Lamp $289 20) Anthropologie Bubbled Orb Pendant $789 What do you think makes a light fixture seem happy? Do you have any happy lights in your home that make you smile whether they're turned on or not?
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