How to Add LED Modern Mood Lighting to a Room

modern concrete base floor lamp, with LED lighting
LED Floor Light with Concrete Base
LED Floor Lamp with Concrete Base
Modern Floor Light

 

Use LED lighting to achieve a modern vibe in any room.

 

LED Floor Lamps

I am  adding LED  mood lighting in my basement for a modern vibe .  We will be spending more time indoors  soon with the weather changing.  I recently added some great LED  lighting to my home, which will make for great movie nights, work from home, reading corners and possibly online learning for my kids.

This floor lamp is made of black metal that has a modern design.  It provides enough lighting for us when we are watching a movie, reading a book or sitting with a glass of wine.  I might need to take this up to the master en suite for a relaxing bath too.

 


” A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world”

~ Paul Lynde

Task Lighting

Task lighting may be in more demand with the possibilities of many people working and learning from home.  Having a desk lamp not only looks great, but it takes the need out of the overhead lighting, which I personally do not prefer when doing work at a desk.


” To see beauty is to see light”

~ Victor Hugo

 

LED Strip Lights

I have had so much fun adding LED strip/rope lighting to my accent walls.  It adds such a cool modern look to any room.  You can add it around a mirror,  in shelving, under cabinets, behind a fireplace or a bump out wall.  I recently add this Minger Flexible Strip Lighting around my fireplace and feature wood wall.  Now I want to add it everywhere.  There was no hard wiring involved in this at all.  It simple plugs into an outlet  and and has a cool white glow accenting the fireplace, setting a great mood for chilling.  It looks great next to the concrete walls I did in this basement too.

Adding Strip Lighting around a wall feature
Strip Lighting Around Wall Feature
fireplace wood wall feature with strip lighting
Adding that strip lighting for a modern vibe

 

That rounds up some easy ways to add modern and fun lighting to any room.  I will be adding some more LED lighting in my Lounge Room upstairs in the future.  Can’t wait to share that with you soon.  To see more of this room, check out my post about How I Created a Faux Concrete Wall.

Until next time my friends,

Sindy

Tips For Buying The Right Throw Pillow Covers

It hasn’t been the greatest Spring weather here in Ontario, and I’m dreading the wait. Plus, we’ve been social distancing,  so I’m just looking for something to do. Spring is my favourite season,  so I am updating my current pillow situation to get that spring feel.

I don’t know about you,  but my home is being invaded with throw pillows. It’s a bit of a problem.🙈 They’re currently being stored in all my closets,  laundryroom, linen closet,  master closet,  and…. even my kids’ bedrooms. One of the things I like to consider is using pillow covers. If you’re like me, there’s the right pillow for every season. Throwpillows with texture,  colour and pattern add so much to a room.  But, if you’re also like me, you’ve come to realize that pillows are taking over your neatly ideal organized closets, and there isn’t any room to keep them all. 

Well, I’ve got you covered.  I’m going to help you find a solution to the pillow madness.  BUY PILLOW COVERS! Yes, you heard it right. Are you having that “ahhha” moment. I know,  clever solution right? Imagine having only a number of pillows,  and plenty of pillow covers to change them up obsessively like I do?Winning!!!

But, I’ve bought pillow covers and made some mistakes.  Nothing is that easy. So, I’m sharing some tips for purchasing the right pillow covers.

Pillow Covers Save Space 

Instead of having so many pillows (that take up space), consider purchasing pillow covers instead.  You will save space and they tend to be cheaper in price. It’s much easier to store pillow covers than actual pillows. Since I already have enough pillows but running out of room to store them all, having pillow covers allows me to keep the pillows I have and to change them up for the seasons. I’m currently in the market and I found some really nice pillow covers on Amazon.

Measure

Make sure to measure the pillows you already have.  If you have an arrangement of pillow,  make sure to purchase pillow covers that match your varying sizes. Take good inventory of what you already have, and what size pillow covers you need.

Product Care

If you’re changing your pillows alot,  you’re probably also washing them before you store them away. 

Make sure to read the washing instructions,  and consider purchasing pillow covers that are easy to wash.  

Just like curtains,  bed linens or clothing,  every fabric has different care instructions.  There are pillow covers that are machine washable,  hand wash or dry clean only. Also consider that certain materials may bleed colour when washing,  so test out a small corner to make sure.  Or, if you’re worried about this,  wash by hand. 

Sizing

I’m no expert,  but I’ve bought pillow covers that were the same size of my throw pillow,  and it was a wrestling match trying to get the pillows into the covers.  I have needed to exchange and get larger ones.  I like to buy them a couple inches larger than my pillows.  If you have an 18×18 pillow, go for a 20×20, and save your pride winning the wrestling match with your pillow.

Here are some of my faves:

From Etsy

From Article

And my personal fave from Instagram @xasmin_interiors

Hand woven, hand made from Xasmin Interiors

http://www.xasmininteriors.com

Hope you enjoyed those few simple tips for choosing the right throw pillow cover.  Have a great week, stay safe and see you all next Monday.

Take care everyone,

Sindy at Tanglewood Homes