Style Illuminated

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.

  • Giclee Pendant Lights in Living Color

    Bold Black Stripe Pendant

    Here are two pictures of our giclee art shade pendant lights in action. (Post Update 6-9-11: Sorry, these photos are no longer available :/)

    Six of our 20" 3-light pendants were installed in our brand new corporate lunchroom, and they look great.

    These contemporary pendant lights features a custom-printed shade on high-quality canvas.

    We have lots of colorful patterns to choose from. Or send us your favorite picture, and we'll create a custom shade just for you!

    Browse our entire selection of giclee art shade lighting.










  • Mini Pendant Lights Make a Big Impact

    Kitchen Mini Pendant Lights

    Mini pendants are graceful and flexible lighting solutions. Common uses include hanging them over kitchen counters and in breakfast nooks. But you can get creative -- In a smaller bedroom, hang one on each side of the bed and skip bulky nightstands. Or, use multiple mini pendants in place of one large chandelier for a unique lighting display.

    Pendants can be used in any room, and the height is generally adjustable. So be creative!

    Many mini pendant designs incorporate beautiful art glass, too. See our full selection of glass mini pendant lights here.

    We've also got a stylish selection of pendant lights that are both beautiful and energy efficient, including several ENERGY STAR® designs. See our energy efficient pendants here.

  • A Spring Green Coupon Offer

    A Comfy Family Room with a Large Sofa

    Everybody likes a deal, especially in these times, so here's a special Spring Green coupon offer for our blog readers: use code 55BLG and save $20 off $100.

    You can use the code online at checkout or mention it when ordering by phone.

    The offer ends June 30th, 2009. Click here to get saving! Coupon 

    Use it to go green (we like these energy efficient LED light bulbs), add some green for the season (how about this green glass table lamp?), be green year-round, or just save some green in your wallet!

    Post Update 7-1-09 - Sorry, but this coupon offer is no longer available. Check our online sale pages for the latest deals, or head to Lamps Plus Open Box to find one-of-a-kind warehouse deals on open-box merchandise. 

  • Tips on Caring for Wood

     A Wood Table Top

    Just as our skin sometimes requires a little extra attention, so does the surface of any wood furniture in your household. 

    Quick Tips

    1.Wood needs moisture but you should thoughtfully select your polish and/or wood conditioner. Choose a wax or oil based polish and then stick with it. Your furniture's finish may appear cloudy or streaky if you alternate between the two.

    2.Regular dusting will extend the life of your furniture. Use a soft, clean cloth lightly moistened with polish.

    3.If you do accidentally get a stain then try a cloth moistened with a mixed solution of a teaspoon of powdered laundry detergent and a quart of warm water. Make sure to dry completely after cleaning.

    What to Avoid

    1.Keep wood out of direct sunlight. The ultraviolet rays may damage the finish.

    2.High heat can create a chemical change in a wood finish so use protective padding under any heated tableware. 

  • Sculpt Your Own Table Lamp

    Flexell Table Lamps at LAMPS PLUSFlexell Table Lamps at LAMPS PLUSI love these new Flexell table lamps. Small wood slats are stacked together to form a flexible piece of art. Create your own unique table lamp with this customizable design.

    They come in two sizes and finishes, and they're affordable. Bring one home and make it your own!

    See the Flexell table lamps, and browse all of our table lamps.

    Post Update 9-20-11: We're sorry, but these designs are no longer available. Click the link above to browse for our latests lamp designs.

  • New! Sonneman Lightweights Table Lamps and Floor Lamps

    Sonneman Lighting Brand Logo

    We love Robert Sonneman's modern designs. We now carry his Lightweights collection of table lamps and floor lamps. They're sleek and slender with a bold burst of color on top. See the new Sonneman Lightweights Collection here.

    See our all our fabulous Robert Sonneman designed table lamps and Sonneman floor lamps.

  • Staff Picks: Desk Lamps

    Buyer Gwyn Evans shines the light on some of his favorite desk lamps.

    These are classic designs that not only make a dramatic style statement, but also add bright and functional task lighting to a work or office space.

    Here are Gwyn's picks:

    Georgetown Solid Brass Desk LampMagnifier Clamp-On Desk LampHalogen Double Swing Arm Desk Lamp





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    Georgetown Solid Brass Desk Lamp: A timeless design—perfect for a traditional desk.

    Magnifier Clamp-On Desk Lamp: This magnifying desk lamp is the ideal lamp for a hobbyist or anyone that does highly detailed work.

    Halogen Double Swing Arm Desk Lamp: The dual halogen swing arms put light just where you need it. Looks great in a contemporary home office.

    OTT-LITE Vision Saver Bankers Lamp: (Post Update: This design is no longer available) Ott Lite technology bulbs produce crisp energy efficient light—perfect for a piano.

    Curved Black LED Desk Lamp: (Post Update: This design is no longer available) This contemporary desk lamps uses the latest LED technology

  • Where to Find the Modern, Affordable Lamp Shade?

    Persimmon Floral Drum Lamp Shade

    Lamps Plus, of course!

    Blog ApartmentTherapy posed the question of where to find modern, affordable lamp shades.

    The answer was their local Lamps Plus store. "Their selection of contemporary shades is pretty comprehensive and I love that you can find nice details like the black ribbon edging on some of them." 

    Read the entire post.

    Our stores do have a large selection of shades on hand, and you can browse and find even more online, like hard-to-find chandelier lamp shades and square lamp shade designs.

    Thanks to ApartmentTherapy for the rave!

    Here's more lamp shade love: View all lampshades. View all contemporary lamp shades.

  • The Latest Open Box Lighting Deals

    Lamps Plus Open Box Logo

    I was just noticing the latest deals at our Lamps Plus Open Box site.

    There are some great open box porch lights on sale just in time for the warm evenings of summer.

    We're also offering clearance prices on open box table lamps, home decor and more.

    Lamps Plus Open Box is our special outlet site where we sell items that may have been returned to our warehouse or items that have an open box.

    So head over to check out our open box lighting deals

    The inventory changes daily, so you never know what great deal you will find!


April, 2009