When I tell people that Jason and I are starting to look for a house to buy they are surprised. Everyone assumes that we already own the house we live in. I think it’s because I put in so much time, energy, love and so many holes in the walls! (Luckily our landlord is awesome). There is really only one area that (until now) I avoided adding my personal touch to (because it just seemed like too much of a hassle for a rental) and that’s changing the light fixtures. Every time I walked into the house and saw the existing sconce on the wall I cringed a little bit. (You can see the old sconce in this pic) I hated it so much, in fact that when I photographed the gallery wall a couple of weeks ago–I digitally remastered it out of the photo(see!?) And once I did that, I knew it just had to go.
I had fun choosing a new light fixture and after weeks of searching I decided on this sconce from Euro Style Lighting. I love that it’s brass (so much more my vibe than stainless steel). I love that it looks tropical, and 70′s and kind of bamboo-like–so jungalicious. And it adds so much more light into the room–it’s crazy. It actually C H A N G E S the colors in the living room–making everything even brighter and happier. I can’t tell you what a big difference it made!! Sometimes a small detail can really make a huge difference–and I’m a believer in turning a house into a home, rental or not. I’m so glad I finally swapped it out. And I’ll just take the lights with me when we do finally buy a place. It’s a bit addicting though, so watch out–now I wanna swap out every light in my jungalow for something swanky and awesome.
Do you make your rental feel like your home? What are things that you’d change even though you know that you don’t own the home?
The Pink Ojo de Dio by Little Nicki (thank you! I love it!)
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Meurice Antique Brass Metal Robert Abbey Wall Sconce C/O Euro Style Lighting