In the first 8 months of buying our little two bedroomed semi-detached house a year and a half ago we did very little to make the house feel like it was ‘ours‘. Buying our house was kind of a little spontaneous, we wanted to buy our own little home after years of renting but we had no idea that we would be in a position where we were actually able to. In the end it all happened so fast and we ended up spending all of our first months wages on buying a washer dryer amongst other practical and necessary items. So when we whisked ourselves off to Lincoln for the weekend and our teeny tiny cottage had the most gorgeous lantern light hanging from its beautifully high ceilings, I knew that was the first ‘decorative‘ item I wanted to buy for our home.
As soon as we got home I began vigorously browsing through website after website on the hunt for something similar, albeit maybe slightly smaller for our modest sized living room. Finally I found what I wanted and on none other than the Argos website! The Heart of House Marcham Lantern Ceiling Light fit the bill perfectly and it was only £35! To me it oozes a sense of modern vs old charm which is right up my street, and let’s not forget the fact that it’s good quality too with glass panels and a chrome frame.
It was a bit of struggle to put up and we shortened the chain to stop a certain fiancé of mine bumping his head, although there’s now a rather ugly coffee table (I’m on the hunt for a replacement) underneath it anyway. Picture this, there’s Jordan trying to fix it into place with me wobbling everywhere, arms held high into the air above my head attempting to hold the lantern perfectly still despite it being rather heavy and feeling even heavier by the second. It was not a quick process, ouch!
Once it was up all dramas were forgotten though and it was all worth it. Granted, we don’t have the prettiest lightbulb in it but energy saving lightbulbs aren’t made to be nice to look at (although that would be a nice plus too if they were! Take note, take note!). But I still love our lantern ceiling light and how it’s a bit different than your typical chandelier or spotlight style light fittings which I’m not usually all that keen on.
Now to get the rest of the living room up to scratch! It’s not looking too bad, especially with our lovely wallpaper in there, but there’s a few things I’d like to change and an armchair would be nice for some extra seating.
Is the Argos Heart of House Marcham Lantern Ceiling Light your cup of tea?