Add Color with Lamps

One of my favorite ways to add color into a room is by using colorful lamps! A few years ago before we re-built our home [read more about that here] I choose bright yellow lamps for our living room, I just loved them! I just purchased a pair of drop dead gorgeous lamps in a pretty color, for my living room! I can't wait for them to arrive and to share! Here's some easy ways to add color in your home by using fantastic lamps!

This entryway is so pretty, but those orange lamps make the space a knock out and add the fun back to this otherwise neutral entry.
(image via BHG)

For me the lamps is the star in this pretty vignette below, the pretty subtle shade of aqua with the Lucite base is compliments the drapes and aqua crystals in the vase. 

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In this pretty living room below, what catches your eye? For me its the extra large gold lamp that's the show stopper, the gold lamp mixes so well with in this living room adding anther layer of color. Yup, for me gold totally is a color that inject that glam factor in rooms [even though I'm not always a 'gold girl' I'm totally love seeing it in big and small does in rooms]
(image via BHG)

Often times, I'll see a pretty lamp and I fall in love but also get sticker stock! Consider shopping consignment stores, thrift stores and vintage re-sell stores for a fabulous lamp that just needs some spray paint or maybe just a new lampshade. In the inspiration picture below the lamps has a vintage vibe, which means it very well could have had a date with glossy spray paint. 

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As I mentioned above, check local stores in your area for lamps. In my own home, I picked up a pair of classic shaped lamps for our bedroom from our local Salvation Army. I paid only $8.00 per lamp and later found out they were from Ralph Lauren, all the lamps needs with a good dusting and lint roller on the shades.  

Those yellow lamps adds so much color and really help my this otherwise neutral living room so much more interesting. I also love the scale of the lamps, not too small just the right size. I hate when lamps are just too small in a space, I love big lamps and I can not lie! 

(image via Pinterst)

Here's a few places online that offer a great selection of colorful lamps: TargetOverstock, Wayfair and LampsPlus. Just remember, next time your shopping for lamps thing color and scale! I hope to be back on track blogging wise and sharing several projects I've been working on the past few months!

Friends, when it comes to lamps do you play it safe? Or are colorful lamps a must in your spaces?