DIY Statement lighting to suit your scheme


As the weather gets chillier, the nights draw in and we’re getting cosy indoors, it’s time to give your home some extra TLC.

When the days and evenings are colder, I like to use accent lighting to warm a room up and really celebrate the change in season. There’s something about the main light that makes everything seem so harsh and stark; mood-lighting makes everything seem cosier and more intimate. That’s why I love Dannells floor lamp kits.

The Dannells floor lamp kits provide two solutions for me in terms of interiors. They create a wonderful ambience when it comes to providing light but they also help me to give my rooms a quick update by allowing me to choose a statement fabric to complement my existing scheme.


The Dannells floor lamp kits provide two solutions for me in terms of interiors. They create a wonderful ambience when it comes to providing light but they also help me to give my rooms a quick update by allowing me to choose a statement fabric to complement my existing scheme.


I must admit to looking forward to autumn as our lounge is designed for reading, relaxing and hunkering down for cosy nights. For this scheme I’ve chosen a pinky red fabric with a distinct weave as I wanted a warm colour for a soft glow, and its weave produces a lovely tactile pattern as the light shines through it.


Plain fabrics with a subtle textural feel, create a soft, cosy ambience and prove you don’t need to always opt for pattern when creating a statement piece. I really like pulling this red lamp up by my chair and spending rainy afternoons flicking through art and design books.


This is also the time of year when I do a lot of home entertaining. I’m lucky enough to have a dining room that gets a lot of use from October through to March. Again I’m not keen on one bright ceiling light illuminating the dinner table, I like to create a cosy atmosphere with lanterns and mood-lighting so I have a lamp made with a 45cm Drum Lampshade Making Kit and two floor lamps.


I used the floor lamp kits with a blue and white heavy linen on the tiled floor to provide warmth and texture, the other floor lamp sits on my sideboard to act as decoration and to place the light sources at varying levels. Here I’ve used a fabric whose colour-scheme complements the blue and white palette of my room, unlike the material I’ve employed on the lounge floor lamp, the fabric here has a smooth, satin finish as the light shines through. Creating a range of finishes simply by combining different materials produces a lovely tactile feel in the room which feels really magical and cosy. Perfect for this time of year.



To make this post Ella used:

Dannell’s loor lamp kit

45cm Drum Lampshade Making Kit


Find loads of great video tutorials on lampshade making here.

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