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Our home decorating blog offers interior design tips and lighting ideas for today's home! Enjoy professional interior design advice, home decor ideas and inspiration.

  • Create Your Own Giclee Framed Art

    Giclee Custom Wall Art Sample










    Everyone loves custom art, and now you can create your own with this giclee framed art upload page.

    Choose your frame, upload your photos and your art is custom-made to order. Images are printed giclee style on artist quality canvas. They make a great gift or keepsake.

    Take a look for yourself: Create your own giclee framed art. If you are looking for additional choices, browse our entire collection of wall art.

  • Getting Noticed

    In Scene photoOur Light Column Paper Shade Table Lamp caught the eye of Nick Olsen. He's "The Deal Hunter" of Domino Magazine's always absorbing blog. See his post here.

    Depending on whether you want to use this lamp as an accent or reading light, you may need to experiment a little with different bulbs to find the right level of brightness.

    Nick muses about setting a pair of these on nightstands and mounting swing-arm lamps above. I like that idea too. Then you can have one set of lights for a soft atmosphere and one for reading.


  • Show Your Colors on Super Bowl Sunday

    New York Giants Table LampNew England Patriots Table LampThese Tiffany-style lamps will help you root on your favorite team on Super Bowl Sunday. New England Patriots table lamp. New York Giants table lamp.

    And if your favorite team didn't make it to the big game, you can always get ready for next year with NFL team table and desk lamps. Take a look at all our table lamps to view additional styles and trend-setting designs.

  • Rate Our Stores

    Lamps Plus Beaverton Store

    We've added a new feature to our store locator page that allows you to leave a comment about your store visit. If you've shopped in one of our lighting superstores, check it out and let us know what you thought. We'd love to hear your comments!

    Rate a LAMPS PLUS store.

  • Send a Lighted Valentine

    Be My Valentine Giclee Style Table Lamp

    Send a sweet Valentine's Day gift with one of these heart-themed table lamps. The shades are custom-made-to-order on giclee style fabric. There are several shade designs available for both table and floor lamps. We can't say they're better than chocolate, but they'll last a lot longer!

    View the Be My Valentine Giclee Table Lamp or browse all Valentine's Day lighting and wall art. 

    Post Update 5-20-12: Sorry all, but we no longer carry this pattern in our collection or art shade lighting. However, we have a new lamp program with loads of glass lamps in designer colors that you might find inspiring. Check them out and let us know what you think!

  • Flying Ceiling Fan Style

    Fanimation Centarus Ceiling FanIt looks like a flying paper clip, but it's actually a sleek new ceiling fan design from Fanimation. Part of the Centarus fan collection, the design has three curved blades and a cool, futuristic look.

    This one has mahogany finish blades; other models have maple or cherry blades. Fanimation Centarus ceiling fan with mahogany blades.

  • GloFab Fiber Optic Light Spheres

    GloFab is a Swedish company that's using fiber optics in a strikingly new way. This sphere caught our eye; it's made of a single strand of fiber optic cable that's been woven into an eye-catching design.

    Other applications have involved draping building storefronts, such as the Cartier flagship store in Munich. Very inventive and an indication of what fiber optic lighting is capable of. Link thanks to Gizmodo.

  • Folk Art Lamp Shades from A' Homestead Shoppe


    A' Homestead is best known for their line of embroidered, folk art style shades.

    Crafted in the small town of LaPaz, Indiana; these shades have an Americana look that is both cozy and current. The fabric shade line includes pleasantly subdued plaids and embroidered pieces with a folk art feel. Look for them in our embroidered lamp shade section or browse our entire selection of lamp shades.

    rustic lamp shades

  • Light It Up on HGTV

    If you get HGTV, they are airing a special presentation show on lighting in home design called "Light It Up", hosted by designer Erinn Valencich.

    Last showing is this coming Sunday, January 20th, at 5pm ET/PT. You can Tivo it if you're watching the game! Light It Up HGTV Special.

    Post Update 3-7-2011: we're sorry, but the HGTV link is no longer available on their site. Visit our article and lighting tips pages to for our current collection of inspirational articles. 

  • Purple Passion

    Purple Bijoux Table Lamp

    The colorful, jewelry-like look of this purple table lamp from our Bijoux Collection caught the eye of the Woman's World editors putting together the  January 7, 2008 edition. It fits so nicely into their theme that you can see why.

January, 2008