Leaves blown in from the garden are scattered between an antique owl humidor, an inkwell and a carved squirrel lamp in this guest bedroom, adding to the woodlands appeal. Floral wallpaper helps balance the rustic accessories.
Candles aren’t your only choice for impromptu outdoor illumination. If you prefer a more modern look, consider these saucer-shaped oil lamps. Polyterrazzo Oil Lamps, $19.95 from CB2, are made of poly/resin/stone for a modern take on midcentury terrazzo. Filled with mineral oil or citronella oil, the lamps will burn for up to eight hours.
Even if you are hosting a big group for a living room buffet dinner, don't forget that ambiance is key. A table lamp adds needed light, but also warmth to the room and can be moved from another location in your home.