Fast forward 15 years later. We started decorating our home and we needed bedroom lamps. I couldn't find anything that fit our bill: yellow, gourd shaped, and a drum shade. Sure I was able to find something that met those requirements, but nothing that was in our price range. Getting frustrated, I turned to my mom, who quickly suggested looking at Kirkland's, her still-to-this-day favorite store.
Still having a bit of that sassy 11 year old in me, I scoffed at the idea, but decided to peruse their website anyways. Oh. my. god. What a difference 15 years makes. The items were modern, updated, and just as good as other retailers charging twice as much. Why have I stayed away for so long? I ordered a set of yellow lamps that are still living happily in our master bedroom a year and a half later.
So when Kirkland's asked me to participate in show casing a 'sneak peak' of new items that will be released this week, I was totally on board. I know and love the store, why wouldn't I do it. And I have to say, I am pretty pleased with these new items.
I like all these items but I lovelovelove the wooden star burst. I cannot tell you how much I want this. And no, I wasn't paid to say that. It's hard to find wall art that a- looks good and b-isn't crazy expensive. This is only $49.99 and I could see it fitting many places in my home. I'd love to hang this in our master bedroom for a little more warmth and interest.
The round mirrors, only $19.99, are so versatile. I rarely leave well enough alone, so I could see myself spray painting these a rainbow of colors for T's room.
The floor lamp, while very traditional, feels updated because of it's modern drum shade. This would look pretty in almost any ones living room. A friend of mine came over the other evening and commented on how relaxing and inviting our home looks at night. My secret? No overhead lighting at night. We rely on lamps and candles to create soft, subtle lighting throughout our home. One these in the living room would do the trick.
The Ellie stool is pretty neat because it's metal legs are a nice spin on the classic wood/upholstered bench we see everywhere. I like to put benches at the end of a bed because I feel it grounds the area. Best part? It's $99 price tag means you could easily afford to change the fabric to suite your fancy. Trust me, it's an easy DIY!
Here's a quick little mood board of most of these items placed in a bedroom. I like how the bench and star burst work well with each other and the black metal legs of the stool go nicely with the lamp base. Of course, this isn't all I'd place in the bedroom. I'd bring in pops of bright colors via accessories and such.
Enough of what I would do with these pieces. What's your favorite and how would you incorporate them into your home?