OSBP at Home: Living Room Reading Nook

I mentioned last week that we’ve been doing a lot around the house in preparation for Baby No. 2. And while I’m still dreaming about some of our bigger projects, most of the current tasks aren’t all that much fun or pretty – there’s lots of shelf hanging, hole patching, and other little odds and ends going on. It’s all absolutely necessary, but sometimes I just want to bring something pretty into the mix! Back in February we had custom built-ins installed in our living room (which I need to photograph and share with you!), which left a corner of our living room begging for a nice little reading nook. I inherited a couple of antique chairs from my grandmother before she passed a few years ago, so I’m just on the hunt for the perfect floor lamp to complete this little corner!

Reading Nook by Ali Cayne via Domino / Photo by Brittany Ambridge / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by Brittany Ambridge via Domino from Ali Cayne’s Home Tour (again!)

Pink Living Room / Photo by Clive Tompsett Photography for Sköna Hem / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by Clive Tompsett Photography for Sköna Hem via sfgirlbybay

Photo by Michael Partenio / Design by Erin Gates and Styling by Stacy Kunsel via Better Homes & Gardens / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by Michael Partenio / Design by Erin Gates and Styling by Stacy Kunsel via Better Homes & Gardens

Rocking Chair and Reading Nook via Design Sponge / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Cozy living room via Design Sponge

Right now I’m leaning towards either a tripod floor lamp or task floor lamp. A tripod lamp would provide a bit more ambient lighting, which we need in that corner, but I do like the coziness of a task lamp. Either way, I want something with a fairly small footprint (a big arc light won’t work in our space) and a style that isn’t too traditional or fussy. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

12 Awesome Floor Lamps Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Land of Nod Cinema Tripod Floor Lamp; 2. Urban Outfitters Stella Floor Lamp; 3. Crate & Barrel Astor Floor Lamp; 4. Ikea Hektar Floor Lamp; 5. Shades of Light Rustic Wood Arc Lamp; 6. West Elm Telescoping Floor Lamp; 7. Schoolhouse Electric Miles Floor Lamp; 8. Blu Dot Perimeter Floor Lamp (probably too modern for us, but I love the pop of color!); 9. Beaded Ball Floor Lamp via Chairish; 10. Robert Abbey Brass Pharmacy Lamp via Lamps Plus; 11. Pottery Barn Mercury Glass Task Floor Lamp; 12. Schoolhouse Electric Mulberry Tripod Lamp

Have any of you found any really great floor lamps lately that you’d like to share? I’m still on the hunt!

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