Home Design + Decor

This little light I wish you were mine

July 25, 2016

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I mentioned in my last home post that we did a walk-through the house a few days ago to take a look at plumbing and electrical that’s been installed to date. In the bathrooms in particular, we have wire-only holes since I can’t decide at this point if I want overhead scones that have two, three or four lights vs. two single light sconces. I feel like I look at lighting online all the time, and I’m not only indecisive, but also overwhelmed by the choices, colors and options out there.Β  I’ve also realized lighting can be quite pricey, so that’s a budget and mood killer. Womp womp.

During my hunt, I keep going back to a few that I really like, which tend to be lantern style. I already purchased this light for the mudroom, and it’s currently stored away in Ben’s closet. ( I can’t even fit another pair of shoes in my closet at this point much less a massive box with a lantern in it!) I also seem to gravitate toward non-traditional bulbs.

All that said, I’ve rounded up a few of my top lighting picks. I think a big part of my style is traditional and Southern, so maybe that’s why I love lanterns. They seem welcoming and remind me a bit of Louisiana and Charleston, SC, which have some of the most charming and beautiful homes in my opinion.

I am a big fan of these kitchen island lanterns.

I am a big fan of these kitchen island lanterns. Picture found on Pinterest via decorpad.com/2013 Southern Living Show House.

I’ve gathered even more picks on my lighting board on Pinterest, so check that out if you’re interested in seeing more. If anyone has any suggestions for places to find lighting, I’m all ears! And, if they’re affordable, then that’s even better. πŸ˜‰

More soon,

LL

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