I really cannot wait to get my decorations down from the loft and up for Christmas this year. It always seems to cheer me up a little. Christmas decorations are so fun, it’s no wonder a house looks so bare when they are gone.
Lighting certainly adds to the whole warm festive look and there are so many Christmas lights and light up products to choose from.
Cox and Cox have a great selection of festive lighting for both indoors and outside. I have picked out a few of my favourites.
This is the Wooden carnival star. It’s a simple piece which gives a huge effect. Placed on top of a unit or on the window sill, it would look quite stunning anywhere.
The candle tree lights make a big difference to the standard fairy lights. There are ten candles, each one clips to a tree branch and can be controlled with the included remote.
For those who like their outdoor decorations, this running deer would make quite a stand alone piece. It’s a little on the pricey side costing £75 but oh my how I’d love this in my garden.
Finally these Naked wire icicle lights. These would be great for hanging in windows or over shelves and they can be used outdoors too.
See more fabulous festive lighting at Cox and Cox.
I now own one of these awesome and very natural salt lamps.
This lamp comes from Himasal UK who mainly sell their products to trade rather than directly but their items can be purchased in many places.
Salt lamps have actually been around for years but have only recently started appearing in shops and stores for consumers to purchase. I believe many people will soon be wanting one of these in their home, as they certainly make an interesting feature.
These lamps are made with Himalayan rock sal, if you happen to put a finger in your mouth after touching the lamp then it will taste of salt. Obviously the salt itself does not light up, a hole is made in the bottom of the lamp to allow for insertion of a plug in light and base.
It gives a lovely pinkish soft glow, a bit like a Christmas lantern. It’s really pretty. But as well as being a stunning feature, these lamps even come with some health benefits.
“Salt Lamps clean the air around them using a natural water-absorption process called hygroscopy. Our Himalayan salt pulls in moisture from the air, absorbing dust particles and pollutants with it. The heated bulb then gently warms the salt, releasing the water, but keeping the harmful irritants.”
This process can help with many health problems such as allergies and inability to sleep properly. It can also help with low mood and especially so SAD.
I was so surprised with Just how little these extremely pretty lamps cost. I was thinking in the hundreds but they are actually really cheap. The price goes off the lamp size and weight as they are all different.
Salt lamps can be shaped and carved into all sorts of shapes and sizes. I do love the natural lamp shapes the best. One thing I did not anticipate about my lamp was the weight of it. It is just so heavy and they come much bigger and heavier than mine too. I did struggle to carry mine to its chosen location, and would not want this to fall on my feet.
I recently received beautiful new ceiling light from Lite Craft. Unfortunately I have not yet got anyone to fit it for me, plus I have just started decorating my hallway which is where I am hoping to hang it. Despite not yet being up, I would still like to show you all it.
This is what the finished light looks like once up. This is the Marie Therese chandelier with five bulbs. There are other versions which cater for more bulbs. It also comes in a few colour choices, this ones being a blush colour which is light pink.
The chandelier comes with all necessary fittings, unfortunately I know very little about electrics and even less about light fittings, so although it comes with full fitting instructions; I really don’t want to be messing with wires myself and am hoping someone will help me with it soon.
It does look like it needs some minimal assembly such as the dangly petals attaching prior to fitting.
It takes five E14 small Edison screw bulbs. The main chain drop can be adjusted as short or as long as required, which is a good thing as my ceilings are quite low.
This is a beautiful light and as my hallway will have hints of pink, purple, gold and white I think it will look great once up.
These type of chandelier lights start at approximately £50 upwards from Litecraft.