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How do you decorate with a rattan swag lamp?

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Rattan swag lamps provide country-style task lighting over a kitchen island, eclectic decor as reading lamps next to a wing chair or book-ending a sofa, and casual lighting in a romantic wicker bedroom or classic nursery. Styles of rattan swag lamps include basket-weave, birdcage, globe, half-moon, birds' nest and angular geometric shapes.

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Rough-edged bowl-shaped rattan lamps lined up above a kitchen island may be wired with incandescent, LED or dimmable bulbs for use as task lighting or to illuminate casual meals. Rattan works with country and rustic decor as well as the natural materials in Zen interior design. The look of the fiber softens a sleek, modern kitchen.

Rattan lamps come in classic and quirky shapes to add personality to an eclectic assembly of furnishings in a reading corner or family room, and complement the relaxed decor in a beach or vacation home. A one-off or limited edition artist's lampshade might look like an oversize birds nest, an open-weave globe housing a visible decorative light bulb, or a suspended tightly woven packing crate with a logo or destination stamped on the side.

Painted rattan hanging lamps may be whitewashed shabby chic-style in a chintz-covered bedroom, or pick up a bright decor color in a nursery or child's room.

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