I love our new apartment. Really, I do. It has presented us with some decorating challenges that have forced both me and my husband to think creatively about how to solve them. But the one feature of this new place that’s driving me absolutely nuts is the lack of lighting in both the bedrooms and the living room. Good thing is that Scotlight Direct Online was there to help us. They had lots of selections to choose from, but we couldn´t just stick with one, we found this designer lighting online and we absolutely loved it.
We generally don’t use any lighting during the daytime, preferring to open windows. But as soon as it gets dark, we find ourselves scrambling for light. The living room is lit by an old lamp in one corner, but we tend to also use the dining room light (which at least contains a CFL). But the bedrooms are maddening. In my daughter’s room, she often has to use the light in the closet or the bathroom in addition to her small lamp just so she can see what she’s doing at night. And because the lamps in the master are on the far wall, we have to stumble into our room in the dark and find our way to them.
Note to property management company: A central fixture in these rooms would really be nice.
Again though, this particular challenge just gives me a reason to ogle at beautiful ceiling fixtures and figure out how I can bring one home with me. Ever on a budget (aren’t we all), I discovered this recycled beauty from Urban Outfitters. I’m not really thrilled about the gold tone shown in any of the three angles above, but that’s nothing a can of low-VOC spray paint can’t fix.
I do love the Moroccan-inspired look of the octagonal etching stamped throughout the shade. I can only imagine the beautiful shadows this would cast throughout a room. And for less than $50 (right at 60 once you add the cord kit), we could have a light fixture that would brighten the entire room instead of lamps that are just barely doing their jobs.
Why It’s Green:
- Shade made of recycled metal
Origin: Imported (not sure from where)