I'm always a bit confused about the rules of lighting. I think it's ambient lighting that creates an overall 'ambience' as Del Boy would say, but it's also important to have lamps to create mood lighting. That's fine but there are only so many surfaces you can fit a table lamp on, which is why I've been drawn to floor or standard lamps.
We managed to bag a great bargain in the Habitat closing down sale (it's still sad to write that) of a wooden standard lamp that we've teamed with a big, pea green drum shade. There are also some fantastic old, carved wooden standard lamps going at car boots, charity shops and vintage markets if you keep your eye out and know a good sparky who will give it a once over. And if you do find one, there are no end of amazing shades to go atop it. Here are my favourites of the moment.
Clockwise from left:
Have a great weekend all,
Kathryn of www.katgotthecream.blogspot.com