11 Scandinavian Lighting Tricks to Add a Cozy Glow to Your Home

by Jesica Versichele

11 Scandinavian Lighting Tricks to Make Your Home Feel Cozy

Scandinavian designers have a distinctive way of lighting their interiors. This unique lighting method emphasizes a sense of warm coziness. They light interiors to create a pleasant atmosphere, not just to be able to see clearly. Light and shadow are equally important elements, as they contribute to a feeling of warmth and naturalness. By follow a few of these easy tips, you can recreate that cozy Scandinavian lighting effect in your own home.          

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Eye Candy: Lamps in the Kitchen

by DIY Maven

Eye Candy: Lamps in the Kitchen

Last weekend my honey and I were rethinking the placement of our kitchen table. We turned it 180 degrees with one short end of its rectangular top very close to a wall. Seeing it there, I had a thought: Lamp. I ran and scrounged up a little 'save for later' lamp I had tucked in our guest room closet. I put in it very low-watt CFL and set the lamp in the center of the table. As soon as I flicked the switch, my boo and I grinned. It looked great...

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Two Silver Leaf Lamp Makeovers

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Two Silver Leaf Lamp Makeovers

As far as I know nobody but nobody decorates with shiny brass anymore. That means there's a boatload of cast-off brass lamps available for transformation. Abby saw beyond the brass, got to work with some silver leaf, and spruced up this reject to a more understated elegance. Now it coordinates with another one of her rescued lamp makeovers.

So these are the BEFORE pics.

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Live Plant Lamps

by DIY Maven

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No, nobody shoved a light up a plant's yahoo to make this lamp. It's actually an orb with Tillandsia, aka air plants, attached to it. The plants need no soil to survive. Just light, air and a spritz of water every now and then. I'm guessing the orb is

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Lamps Rule!

by DIY Maven

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Inhabitat's Spring Greening Contest, which is an open call for clever designs using old household items, has produced some amazing projects, many of which are lamps. Here are the top three lamp contenders.

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Plastic Bottles Turned Lovely Light Fixtures

by DIY Maven

 

Cola 30 Ceiling Pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They might not look like it now, but all of these lamp shades began their existence as plastic drinking bottles. Eco-designer Sarah Turner is the talent behind them. Thirty 500 ml are used to make Cola 30, pictured above. The Lily lamps are constructed of 2-liter drink bottles. (Sprite, to be specific.)

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DIY Idea: Fish Chandalier

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

DIY Idea: Fish Chandalier

Organic, tactile, and made from bone china, so English, the design team of Frances and Dominic Bromley have jumped into the wide world of lighting design.  Their sculptural fish cylinder of light is available in six sizes. It may not be feasible to DIY these out of bone china, but how about

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