Home Lighting

Shopping Guide: Global Patterns 1. Woven Ikat Table Lamp 2. Ikat Pendant Lamp 3. Ikat Shade Table Lamp 4. Moroccan Tile Ceramic Table Lamp 

With the winter holidays behind us and summer vacation just a speck in the distant future, the routine of the daily grind can start to feel less than inspiring. However, though there might not be any travel in your near future, you can take a virtual voyage to faraway lands by injecting a touch of the global trend into your decor. Lighting that incorporates aspects of this style is a quick and easy way to get the look.

If pattern is your thing, look for pieces that pay homage to medallion embroidery (above right, via Lamps Plus) or tile work (as above right, on Pope's Mule).  

Global Handicraft 1. Metal and Resin Table Lamp 2. Mosaic Pendant Lamp 3. Gold Leaf Iron Lamp 4. Spiral Mosaic Lamp 

Perhaps the allure of refined fretwork—either bold as above left on Lamps Plus, or finely wrought via A Happy Habitatstrikes your fancy? Seek out home lighting ideas that mimic its airy effect on their base or their shade. 

Metallic Lighting

Global Metallics 1. Silver Hammered Metal Lamp 2. Hammered Metal Sconce 3. Hammered Metal Pendant Lamp 4. Hammered Bronze Lamp

And if you love the soft sheen of silver or brass (seen on Lamps Plus above left and Ingenious Dialogues above right) there are plenty of home lighting options that boast the worldly presence hammered metal.

With global-inspired lighting, you'll get a taste of the exotic for much less than the price of a plane ticket!

Image credits: Lamps PlusPope's Mule, Lamps Plus, A Happy Habitat, Lamps Plus, Ingenious Dialogues