Although we absolutely love the amount of light that comes into the living room during the day, we are one of those who likes a dimmer room to relax in at night, so we normally keep the main lights off and leave a tall lamp in the corner to light up the room. It isn't enough though because the living room is quite long, so I have been on the hunt for another light that I can put on the other side of the room for a while.
When First Choice Lighting contacted me, I was really excited and immediately checked out their big range of lighting. I focused on finding a medium-short height light that I can put on the floor, which also have to match our furnishings of course, and after a long time, it came down to 2 gorgeous lights that will look amazing in our room:
The Matt Ivory Cylinder Shaped table lamp, which has a gorgeous pattern on the cylinder:
and a glass flower with crystal leaves table lamp that we went for at the end:
Aren't they gorgeous?!
They are both table lamps, but their heights are perfect for the effect I wanted (see picture below). And when I reshuffle our desk corner again (I do this every so often to freshen the area up), I have a choice to display it on our desk too.
The gorgeous lamp came nicely packed in a box, and the only fitting that needs doing is to attach the well protected glass flowers, crystal leaves and light bulbs, onto the body. The crystal leaves require you to fit them onto the chrome stems using metal headpins (those for jewellery making) that came with the lamp, and although it's advised that you might need a plier to finish the job, I found it quite easy to use my bare fingers to loop the wire around each stems to fit the leaves. The plier will help give it a smoother finish though (see above, bottom left picture).
Another reason why I chose the flower table lamp is because it's dimmable:
I prefer the room dimmer, but sometimes the kids will complain, so this feature is perfect for us. I do think that, for such a gorgeous light, the switch would have looked a bit better in another casing, but we keep it out of sight so it's not really bothering me.
First Choice Lighting has a wide range of lighting, from vintage to modern; they offer free delivery, 2 year warranty, hassle free returns, price promise and are having a up to 50% off sale too! I have my eyes on some really cute lights that'll be perfect for our coffee table! Do check them out if you are after new lights, or perhaps a makeover for Spring!