The Saturday Solution — Wallchieres

My best web find/suggestion of the week!

First of all, I’m sorry for missing last week, but we had some storms here in Minnesota that left us without power Saturday.

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This week’s solution is a lighting suggestion for a place where you don’t have room for a traditional lamp.

Two years ago we replaced our (1988) living room furniture.  We replaced a sofa and chairs with a sectional (plus other light-weight seating across the room that we can pull up to the sectional for conversational seating).

The sectional really fills up the corner of the living room, so we just have room for a lamp at one end.  In addition, there is no room in the corner for a floor lamp to provide some light in the center of the sectional.  We didn’t have hard-wiring in for a sconce-type light.

We came across a wall lamp that fit the bill perfectly.  Essentially it’s half a lamp that hangs on the wall…

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The best part for me is that the (ugly) cord is hidden in the scroll work.  I found the exact lamp on line, but there are other options out there too.  This one is by Kenroy Home.  Some other options from Kenroy are HERE (be sure to scroll down).  There are lots of options out there, as you can see HERE.

This is an interesting one on Amazon that incorporates three picture frames with more of a torchiere light.  This might be just the right solution for a hallway corner or entryway.

Tip #1:  If you’re looking around the web, try searching for plug-in wallchiere.  That’s where I had my best luck.

Tip #2:  If you get a wall lamp to place behind seating, don’t mount it too high.  We did that at first, so more of the pretty scroll work would show.  When you sat on the sofa, you could see the bulb under the shade, blinding you!  We had to move the lamp down a bit.

In the corner of this sectional is my favorite reading spot, and the lamp provides adequate light for reading.  These lamps would also be a good solution at bedside, and I’ve seen them on line even in (larger-than-mine) bathrooms.

~Sue

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