• Outdoor Wall Lights

    Outdoor wall lights are generally a necessity for most homes and urban terraces, but making sure they are stylish as well as functional is where we come in handy. While reading Remodelista I was inspired by the number of images that show what tremendous affect outdoor lighting can make to the facade...
  • Outdoor Space Design - Outdoor Wall Lights

    We just spent the last few days getting the outside of our house ready for summer and working on our outdoor space design. The back porch is spruced up and fluffed. The garden beds are weeded and mulched and full of blooming flowers. The house is scrubbed cleaned and ready to greet long summer...
  • Just Say No to Light Pollution

    Have you ever looked up at the night sky and not been able to see the stars? Yep, that's some serious light pollution. Too much or unwanted light shining into in terior rooms or light that creates a glare bright enough to temporarily blind people is also considered light pollution. Here are...
  • Outdoor Porch Design

    With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, lets discuss your outdoor porch space. Everyone loves an indoor/outdoor space that feels more like a part of the house than a separate entity. Whether you have a full on outdoor porch or a sunroom with large windows this space is about to become...
  • Where to Place Landscape Lighting

    Although it might not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking about landscape lighting, safety is a really important aspect to keep in mind when coming up with your outdoor lighting plan. The most important areas to consider when placing outdoor lights for safety are paths, entries, driveways...
  • Modern Outdoor Lighting for Today's Home

    A bronze finish can make any modern outdoor lighting fixture feel more luxurious Bronze LED outdoor lighting designs can sound uber-traditional, but like most everything, it’s how you use it that sets its fate. Lighting designers and tech experts are exploring LED technology, pushing d esign...
  • Outdoor Dining Design - Get the Look

    One of the best ways to take advantage of gorgeous summer nights is outdoor dining. There are dining chairs and tables in every style imaginable, whether you are dining under a pergola or veranda, or under the stars, outdoor lighting is a key component of the experience. A Craftsmen-style lantern...
  • 4 Great Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    Outdoor Lighting at Thistlewood Farms Until recently the farmhouse has been covered in snow. But now the house is digging itself out (literally and figuratively) of a harsh, seemingly-never-ending winter. We've been planting bulbs and cleaning out flower beds and putting down mulch. All...
  • Nighttime Curb Appeal With Outdoor Lighting

    At night, lighting can have the most impact when it comes to your home’s curb appeal so I'm here to help you with some beautiful outdoor lighting ideas... As you can imagine, Winter is that magical time of year when we allow ourselves to eat a bit more, drink a bit more and decorate with...
  • Survive The End of Daylight Savings With Great Lighting

    There's lots of stylish ways to survive the darker months ahead. This weekend is that time of year again, when Daylight Savings will end. But don't worry, there's several different types of great lighting to help you survive these darker months. There are both interior and exterior...
  • Going Beyond Style For Outdoor LED Lighting

    Fall is finally here, but that doesn't mean our outdoor spaces cease to exist. Many of us still use different areas of our outdoors, especially if you're in areas with a mild Winter. As a follow up to my last post, Makeover Your Entryway With LED Lighting , today we'll go beyond selecting...
  • Makeover Your Entryway With LED Lighting

    Light up your home’s entryway this Fall with an outdoor LED light fixture. Whether it’s for safety, reliability or just style, it's always the perfect time of year to think about updating your entryway light. There's a checklist to follow when shopping for LED entryway lighting...
  • Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day! Are you in need of some last minute quick and easy outdoor lighting ideas for your Labor Day celebration? If so, check out the Lamps Plus You Tube channel . From fun party lights to brighten up any outdoor area to some super simple decorating ideas. There is something for everyone...
  • Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting

    Every homeowner knows the necessity of lighting both indoors and out, but spending the time and money on high quality statement lighting will not only make you smile each time you flip on the light switch and admire its beauty, but it will also add value to your home. Lighting is all about form and...
  • Fun Summer Tree Houses for Every Style

    As we settle into the outdoor lifestyle of the summer season, I wanted to share truly inspirational tree house designs from Houzz. They conjure up childhood feelings, but are such high design they whet the appetites of our adult design sensibilities. With endless possibilities for design and style...
  • Barn Light Bliss

    Long loved for its rustic charm and no-frills design, the barn light is a timeless addition to any home's exterior. Excitingly, its rural appeal has been updated for the 21st century, and this classic lighting look is now available as an energy efficient outdoor wall light that utilizes LED technology...
  • Easy Updates to your Outdoor Decor

    Whether you are into soaking up the sun during the day, or hanging under the stars at night, your backyard is a vital component to the warmer days of summer. Making some small changes to your outdoor decor can drastically change your space and create a revitalized and rejuvenated area ripe for the long...
  • Illuminating Your Outdoor Home for Summer Entertaining

    The days are getting longer and the ability to entertain outdoors into the later hours of the day is what everyone enjoys about Summer entertaining, right? There is something wonderful about having friends and family over to enjoy music, great food and of course the ambiance of the night air! Although...
  • Creating the Perfect Bohemian Garden

    Whether or not your style screams 'bohemian', we can all appreciate the whimsical beauty that a bohemian garden exudes. If you're just looking to create a temporary outdoor space for the warmer months, or a more permanent setup to enjoy year round, here are some tips and tricks. This beautiful...
  • Modern Country Decor

    Modern country decor is a fresh take on the world of country decorating. It's contemporary meets farmhouse. And it's all about the juxtaposition. Combining the hard lines of vintage metal with the warm rustic tones of wood. Mixing contemporary pieces with vintage and antique furniture...
  • Four Entry Lighting Ideas

    Someone wise once said....you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your front door agrees. Especially when it comes to entry lighting ideas. Paint, greenery, accessories, house numbers, mailboxes and planters can work together to truly create a welcoming entry for your guests...
  • Outdoor Wall Light by Franklin Iron Works, High Style & Value – Design Dossier

    Welcome to our new blog series, Design Dossier – we’ll be sharing highlights of some of Lamps Plus’ most popular, unique, and interesting lighting choices straight from our showrooms. Since summer is in full swing and outdoor entertaining is on everyone’s mind, today we’re...
  • Get the Look: Modern Barn Style

    Country living can mean many things but the modern barn style is very much to my liking. Farm living feels 'so summer', but who needs the heat, hay and livestock? My idea of roughing it is all about a chic country getaway with all the mod-cons. There is something very forward-thinking about...
  • Americana Style Home Decor

    Americana style home decor is not just one single “look.” Classic Americana can encompass everything from traditional Colonial spinning wheels to the 1950s diner. Needless to say, the range for Americana home decor is varied, whimsical and singularly American! 1. Picnic Time Old Glory...
  • Decorating Inspiration for Outdoor Dining

    Decorating inspiration is everywhere. Your environment can really influence your design choices. I love to throw outdoor dining parties that amplify the environment we're in. I'm completely smitten by this outdoor dining table. The wood paneling feels warm and inviting while the use of white...
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