My living room has five bright windows that let in some wonderful afternoon sun. However, at night, my lighting options are less than ideal. Let's examine them one by one, shall we?
Though I like the circulation provided by my ceiling fan, it's far from attractive. There's no dimmer switch for the lights, so my options are either operating room or darkness. For better or worse, I'm stuck with this as a renter.
This IKEA lamp is… alright. I originally had it in my bedroom, and didn't like it much there. Maybe with a shade that better complements the décor, it would be okay, but it's probably heading to the Outbox.
I really hate this lamp. It wobbles and manages to scream both "college student" and "grandma" at the same time. I have a tough time finding reasonably priced floor lamps I like, so maybe the solution is end tables and table lamps.
Another IKEA lamp, this one leftover from a former roommate. I actually don't mind this one, though it doesn't provide much light on its own.
All my lighting seems to be in the front part of the living room, making it unbalanced. Maybe adding a floor lamp behind the TV (on the entrance wall of the room) and end tables with table lamps to either side of the sofa will even it out.
Do you have any lighting woes?
JANUARY CURE LINKS:
• Day 17: Looking at Living Room Lighting
(Images: Tara Bellucci)