I Love Lamp

We all have decorating items that we like to collect, right? For some people it might be picture frames, for others maybe throw pillows. For me: lamps. I didn’t even notice it until the other night at bedtime. I was about to brush my teeth and asked D to leave a lamp on for me. “Which one?” he asked. Hmm…. Sure enough, that’s a tough question: there are four in our bedroom.

Keep in mind, we live in a tiny one-bedroom. We do not need four lamps in the whole house, let alone one room. But we’ve got two red plastic Ikea lamps, one on each nightstand, plus an awesome 6′ floor lamp in the corner. That one has shelves so it holds (no, not another lamp) a picture frame and a little vase. So it’s kind of a lamp, but really more like a piece of furniture. And then on the dresser is an awesome beaded lamp that my mom found and gave to us. Then D brought to my attention that while we have four lamps in the bedroom, we have eight in the whole house. Totally an unnecessary number. Another two floor lamps, one in the living room and one by the back door, plus another table lamp on top of the bookcase behind the couch and a small blue accent lamp on a china cabinet in the dining room. Mostly from Ikea because the Swedes don’t recognize “home accents” as a dangerous addiction.

What does all of this mean, then? It means that our lamp-to-home ration is approximately 1.10 lamps per 100 square feet of our home, give or take a little. D found this hilarious and took the opportunity to laugh at me, but I don’t really mind. I can’t help it. I love lamp! Warm, glowey, cheerful lamp.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. insomniaclolita
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 05:05:00

    I love lamps. You know one of those mini chandeliers? Some of them are so edgy, I want one for my room, no matter what people say 😛


  2. Nightingale
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 13:18:00

    Spacify has huge collections of contemporary floor lamps


  3. Birdie!
    Apr 09, 2009 @ 05:15:00

    Ikea is a dangerous addiction. Period. You should see my apartment. It’s like walking into one of their little displays. Well, not really, but sort of. Someday, we’ll have nice things in a nice place, but for now, there’s Ikea.


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