Monday, July 7, 2014

Bedroom Lighting Change Up

Hi friends! It's hard to believe its been a month since my last blog post! June has truly been a whirlwind month, filled with two birthdays and two behind the scenes projects that I'm not yet able to share and lots of DIY projects and design updates around our house that I am able to share, confusing right?

I'm super excited to share this recent update to our bedroom. We recently decided to change the light fixture in our bedroom for one we absolutely love. When I was shopping for new lighting for our bedroom during our house re-build I wasn't able to find light that was within budget and that I loved. So we decided to buy the same light fixture we previously had in our bedroom. I loved the lighting our bedroom before and this time around, I liked it but was never married to the style of it in our bedroom. Just like personal style changes, I also believe our taste in home design changes. We go though different cycles of what we love and so on. Looking back, I should have just stuck up boob light and called it a day until we found 'the one.' Live and learn right. 

Ever since I picked our Avery's atomic lighting for his bedroom, I've been smitten with the idea of adding a grownup version in our bedroom. However a grownup version is pretty pricey, but I couldn't get these images of atomic lighting in bedroom out of my head. I love how modern whimsical the light looks and love its nod to our homes mid century roots. Plain and simple, I wanted one to enjoy too! Isn't the bedroom below fantastic, for the lighting + vintage credenza is everything. 

Image via Pinterest 


Image via Pinterest 

Checkout this Statement light fixture in bedroom, large and bold and perfect


I absolutely love the 'bones' of our bedroom all its natural light, french doors plus now having a en-suite bathroom make me giddy to create a lovely retreat with wow lighting. I totally believe the right lighting can be a game changer. Recently Lowes debuted a new Sputnik like light fixture and I loved it! Tiffany from Living Savvy recently installed the Sputnik in their dining room and gave it a makeover with gold spray paint and it looks fantastic! 



But Hasani wasn't on board, he didn't like look of the light for a bedroom, until we were shopping in Lowes one Saturday afternoon and he loved it! A few seconds later the light fixture was in our shopping cart and we were speeding home for the installation. Here's our bedroom before the lighting change up.





The light fixture originally came with 18 60 watt vintage style bulbs, making it to hot to leave on, casting a yellow tone and too large in appearance, not the look we're going for. We switched out the light bulbs for simple clear round ones, the instant change up was exactly the look we're going for. Here's a little peak of our new light fixture in place. I recently made some new Euro pillows and added more pattern in our bedding which I'll be sharing very soon. '




In the near future, I plan on trying out a few other light bulbs just for fun! With this light fixture, light bulbs can also it a whole new look. I'd love to sprinkle in a few silver tip light bulbs sprinkled in with clear light bulbs. 



The plan for our old light fixture is to hopefully sell it on Craigslist and re-coop a little of the money we originally spent on the light fixture. 

What's your take on lighting simple and understated or big and bold?





11 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for you to return!

    The new light looks amazing from the little view we get to see. Can't wait to see what else you have in store!

    -Brianna @ dreamsofactuality.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Brianna!! I've really missed blogging, it s so much for you share, write and have a creative outlet away from my 9-5!

      So happy you like the new light fixture, I love how it looks in the room and can't wait to share more full room shots very soon!

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  2. Loving this fixture! Such a great find at an amazing price! I like that you used round bulbs instead.

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    1. I love the price too! I love lighting and sometimes it can be such a challenge to find pretty lighting that's also at a decent price point!

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  3. I have been so obsessed with finding a vintage one. I want an Emil Stejnar fixture in the worst way for our dining room.
    Love yours in silver so much too though.
    See you soon ;)

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    1. I love the vintage ones too in the worst way, but the prices I've seen on Ebay give me the sads -- I hope you score one soon! & so looking forward to hanging out with you :)

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  4. Hey Katrina! I love the new lighting you chose for your bedroom. I bet it's even prettier when lit up at night. So excited to meet you Thursday!!

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  5. I am loving the round bulbs! We are going to be changing ours soon... the bulbs not the fixture! Does it get bright and hot still with the smaller round bulbs? I have unscrewed half of the bulbs to keep the light and heat down! And silver works so well in your space!

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  6. I love your bedroom lighting! I doubt that I'll ever have a room like that because it's so not my style. So why do I love it so much?
    Oh, and the maps are great. Thanks for posting.
    creative-bedroom-ideas

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  7. Hi Katrina,
    Loved meeting you at Haven this past weekend. I also love the round bulbs that you used in your new light fixture.

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    1. Thanks Tine - it was a pleasure meeting you as well!

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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