Save me from the horrors of overhead lighting!
July 24, 2011 8:39 PM Subscribe
How can I make my new living room light cozy and not overhead-style sterile?
posted by annabellee to home & garden (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I just moved into an apartment with high ceilings and was excited to be able to accomodate a Castiglioni Arco-style lamp. I got this one
I hate overhead lighting and have always used lamps in small spaces. The light from my new lamp looks like overhead light--it makes things feel microwaved, hazy and uncomfortable, whereas the other lamps in the room bring a warmth and crispness to things. The lamp has a dimmer, but all settings seem overhead-like. I have tried a 23W compact fluorescent and a 100W incandescent bulb--both give off the same icky light. The lamp has a shield under the shade so you are not blinded when you look up into the light.
I understand that the lamp is technically over my head, but I'm wondering if a brighter bulb is the answer? A different kind of bulb?