For years I've had a relatively plain ceiling fixture to light my room, with an antique brass base and a small, fluted globe. It was inexpensive and looked somewhat Victorian, so it blended fairly well with my vintage-inspired decor. Recently, though, I've been working to spruce up my room a bit and have been adding a lot of garden-themed touches. I wanted to do something a little different with my ceiling lamp, so after some brainstorming with my mother we came up with this idea:
It's a paper lantern shade, the kind often used as lighting for outdoor parties at night. The one I'm using here is the largest in a set from Martha Stewart Crafts, and was plain white out of the package. I dressed mine up in an oriental-inspired style using stickers, also from Martha Stewart Crafts.