We don’t argue all that often. But on this particular day, I was feeling feisty and he was being stubborn and so we fought.
Want to know what we were so passionately arguing about?
I know. Ridiculous.
Ryan thought a pair of floor lamps would look great flanking the couch in the living room.
I thought it would be too matchy-matchy and preferred a floor lamp on one side and a table lamp on a table on the other.
We certainly needed more light in our living room and there is already plenty of furniture, so Ryan’s main concern was that adding a side table would clutter things up visually. My main concern was that matching floor lamps just isn’t done.
When he left the room, I immediately opened my computer and pinterest-searched ‘matching floor lamps‘ to see if it was a decorating do or don’t.
I didn’t find a lot (the table/floor lamp combo seems to be most common), but I did come across a few rooms that looked great with a pair of floor lamps on either side of the couch.
So I humbled myself, apologized for my stubbornness (and possible brattiness) and the next day we bought a pair of floor lamps.
And you know what? I actually really like them. They keep things modern, clean and less visually cluttered. The lamps we bought are sturdy, shiny, classic and add a touch of fancy to our casual living room.
Ryan was right. Matching floor lamps can be a great choice.
Here are a few rooms with matching floor lamps that helped me change my mind:
Gorgeous brass lamps in a very traditional room. (Source unknown)
Lots of symmetry happening in this room, but the colors keep your eye moving around. And I am in love all that natural light. (Potterbarn)
While not exactly flanking the sofa, I do like how these lamps fill in the space. (HouseBeautiful)
A more modern/Scandinavian approach to the matching lamps. (Source unknown)
As with our room, because of the placement of the furniture, there isn’t a lot of space for an end table. The two lamps keep things clean and streamlined. (Potterybarn)
Keeping things elegantly simple in this rustic meets traditional room. (Source unknown)
Moral of the story:
My husband has good taste. Rejuvenation is my new favorite store. Big windows are a must for our next house. A pair of matching lamps look great flanking a sofa.