The second prize in our 2016 #12DaysofSheSpeaks giveaways will light up your life... or maybe your home. Our giveaway is for two (2) $250 shopping sprees to LampsPlus.com, one for you and one for a friend!
If you’re looking for great holiday gifts for friends - or yourself! - look no further for fun lava lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps and chandeliers. Lamps Plus even has non-lighting home decor items such as mirrors, bar carts, wall art, fire pits, area rugs and furniture.
How confident do you feel when choosing the lighting fixtures for your home? A nationwide 2016 Home Lighting Survey of 1,025 persons conducted by Lamps Plus recently found that 81% percent of respondents feel either confident or very confident about choosing the overall lighting for a room. But it isn't always easy.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by choosing the perfect light fixtures, we have a few tips for you:
Define what the room is used for.
Is it for work? Is it for living? Is it for cooking? Is it for getting dressed?
Will your light fixture be used as a focal point?
Do you want people to notice your light fixture or do you want it to blend in?
What color temperature will you be using?
Consider how would you want people to feel in the area.
Should they be relaxed? Should they be focused? Both?
Consider natural sun light that shines into your space.
Windows can provide a lot of light already. How will you accent the natural light?
Consider using multiple light sources for one space to create the right amount of light (lumens) for each purpose the room/area is used for. Light that is layered from the top down creates a professional look and completes a space.
Lamps Plus is a great place to start for your lighting needs. It’s the nation’s largest lighting retailer, and 2016 marks the company’s 40th anniversary of providing customers a leading combination of selection, service and value.
For even more lighting and home decor inspiration, check out what the Lamps Plus interior design team is pinning on Pinterest, follow along at www.pinterest.com/lampsplus. Follow them on Instagram for further inspiration.
Are you ready to win 2 $250 shopping sprees to Lamps Plus -- one for you and one for a friend? Here's how:
- In the comments of this LampsPlus Instagram photo, tag a friend and put both of the following hashtags: #SheSpeaksUp and #entry (worth 5 entries)
- In the comments section in this blog below, answer this question: What item from LampsPlus.com would you most like to receive this holiday? (worth 3 entries)
For additional ways to enter...
Also, don't forget that for every entry during the duration of this giveaway, we are donating $1, up to $1,000 total, to V-Day to make sure that more violence against women and young girls ends. You can find out more about the charity and our social good campaign here.
Don't forget to check back daily between now and December 16th, on weekdays, for more giveaways!
And now... here is your hint for Day #3: Sound that's above all others.
RULES: One lucky participant will be chosen at random to receive two $250 Lamps Plus shopping sprees, one for the winner and one for a friend that the winner names. Enter through December 18th. Giveaways are open to U.S. residents only and must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to our winner, SheSpeaks member haboobafoofo.