Another view of the living area. An extra large modern art piece was used in the small space. The turquoise blue lamp base is one of a pair, with the other lamp used in the bedroom. The lamps were differentiated with two different style lampshades.
Photo: John Dolan Photography
Add Table Lamps Placing table lamps in strategic spots is a great way to add indirect lighting and create a sense of warmth in your home. Take a look around and see where you need good light for reading, knitting, playing games or other tasks. Chances are there is already a side table or an end table nearby. Place a lamp on it and adjust the shade and height until the light is in just the right spot.
This conversion of nightstands to a console table is absolutely inspired. I see these at secondhand stores all the time, for practically nothing — but what a creative statement they make repurposed in this way. And don't limit yourself to this style: Almost any pair of tables that will snuggle up against each other will work.