It seems nowadays rentals and new buys are getting smaller and smaller — with less access to natural light as a result. Most loft-style condos have dens, kitchens and even bedrooms without any windows to brighten up the space. Sure, there might be an overhead light or two — but who wants to feel like they’re in a hospital waiting room while cooking or reading? Luckily, there is an easy fix to cozy up a windowless room: ambient lighting. Soft, glowy lighting can turn a space from a droopy dungeon into a comfortable and modern room you’ll want to spend time in. Read on to learn how to warm up your home with our favourite ambient lighting.
Statuesque Metal Lamp
If you’re looking for a sleek design that’s a bit understated, this metal lamp will do the trick. The vintage brass and telescope shade give an industrial feel without leaning too brutalist in style. The pivoting head is an added bonus and allows for optimal illumination.
Statuesque Metal Lamp, Pottery Barn, $344.
Vintage French Lamp
Perhaps you want to lean into the darker elements of your space without compromising on light. If so, this vintage lamp is exactly what you need. This 1900’s table lamp exudes old French glam, and adds a touch of art deco with its gorgeous fringe detailing.
Vintage French Lamp, Ma Cabane, $134.
Sleek Bedside Sconce
Most condos nowadays have windowless loft-style bedrooms that in some ways feel like a dungeon. An easy fix is adding a bedside sconce to enhance the cozy vibe of the space. The soft ambient glow provides ample amount of lighting if you’re deep into your late night read.
Sleek Bedside Sconce, Article, $129.
Modern Steel Lamp
Ambient lighting is often seen as understated and subtle in a space. That’s not in the case of this steel lamp from IKEA. Made to make a statement, this trio of lights provides optimal lighting while looking gorgeous as an accent piece.
Modern Steel Lamp, IKEA, $119.
Glowing Moon Lamp
If you’re looking for lighting that’s out of this world, opt for this stunning moon lamp from Amazon. This gorgeous design is brighter than you think — with multiple colour options to fit whatever mood you’re feeling.
Glowing Moon Lamp, Amazon, $40.