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.

  • January Sale Starts Today!

    The Lamps Plus January Sale is on now! We decided to move up our post-holiday sale to help get you started on your new look for the New Year!

    Browse the January Sale online now and save 10%-50% off 100's of items. Sale ends January 24th.

    Post Update - this sale is ended, but we invite you to browse our current Lamps Plus sale for our latest deals. 

  • Modern Lighting and Decor Catalog

    Our first modern lighting and decor catalog comes out today. It's filled with clean, contemporary designs that fill your home with modern elegance.

    Check out the latest styles and get inspired by room scenes from our expert designers.

    View our online Modern Lighting and Decor Catalog here

  • The Light Bulb as Lamp

    George Kovacs Glass Light Bulb Shade Table LampThis falls into the "things that make you go ahh" category.

    From George Kovacs, the lamp has a beautifully minimal, clean line and profile.

    I love the way the shape of the outer glass mimics the frosted bulb that sits within. A beautiful concept beautifully executed.

    George Kovacs Glass Light Bulb Shade Table Lamp.

    Post update10-12-11: This lamp has been discontinued by the vendor and is no longer available. That's sad, but you can find more contemporary lamp designs in our table lamp selection.

  • Last Day for Expedited Christmas Delivery

    Okay this really is your last chance to receive a package in time for the holidays! If you choose express shipping, you have until 1 PM PST on December 21st.

    Check out our gift guides if you're still looking for ideas.

    Gifts under $25   Holiday Gifts   Adam's Picks   Susanna's Picks   Last Minute Ideas    

    Happy Shopping!

  • Gifts Under $25

    Metal Cage Lantern String Party Lights

    Some last minute ideas for all you procrastinators out there! Check out the following categories for gifts under $25.

    Table Lamps         Sculpture           Party Lights           Night Lights       

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas: Teco Pottery

    A perfect gift for the architecture and design aficionado in your family.

    These pots were an integral part of the famed Pairie School design history.

    You can read more about them at Wikipedia.

     Teco Pottery Vase PhotoTeco Green Potterny Picture Teco Pottery White Vase Picture





    Post Update: These designs have sold out and are no longer available. But we have loads of new vases and decorative objects on our site for you to choose from.

  • Lucky Elephant Sculptures

    Howard Elliott Bronze Elephant Sculpture

    In India's Hindu religion, the elephant-headed god Ganesha is revered as the "Remover of Obstacles."

    By the early 20th Century, the elephant had become a symbol of luck across many cultures.

    Elephant lucky charms soon became all the rage across Europe and the USA.

    Need a bit of extra luck?

    Check out our selection of elephant sculptures and home decor.

    These artistic pieces are sure to make you smile, and, hey -- you never know ....

    Decorative objects such as this add artistic inspiration to offices, bookshelves and more. I love using a tabletop sculpture to help accent a room and set the stylistic theme. 


  • How to Recycle Light Bulbs

    Tesler 25 Watt Warm White Energy Star Spiral CFL Bulb

    From time to time, we get asked how to recycle spent light bulbs and other electronics. is an easy way to find out how to dispose of all kinds of light bulbs, including incandescent bulbs, LED light bulbs, and CFL type light bulbs.

    On the above site, there's info for virtually anything you need to get rid of, from computer monitors to paint, to (yes) light bulbs.

    Plus, you'll find many large retailers conveniently offer collection centers.

    Give it a try and get green!

  • Last Day for Regular Christmas Delivery

    Calling all procrastinators!

    Gifts must be ordered by tomorrow (12/15) to arrive by December 24th via standard delivery.

    If you choose express shipping, you have until 1 PM PST on December 21st.

    Need some ideas or inspiration?

    Check out our staff gift picks from John, Susanna, and myself. And shop our Holiday Sale for savings of 10% to 50% off 100's of items.


  • How Lava Lamps Work

    Grande Blue and Green Lava Lamp

    I don't know about you, but I love lava lamps.

    They’re kitschy, psychedelic, silly and just plain fun. Here's a neat Science Channel video that explains in scientific, technical mumbo-jumbo terms how they work.

    Classic Blue and Pink Silver Base Lava Lamp

    Me, I just think they look cool!

    Especially cool is the the grande, mega-big, twenty-nine inch-high, extra tall lava lamp monster that is shown up at the top.

December, 2009