Decorating with Salt Lamps
Things have changed a bit for us since adopting little Walter and what I mean by that is that I can’t add any flowers or plants to the house anymore because he gets into everything. I was spoiled with my other cats who have pretty much left everything in the house alone. Not our new little guy. I told you last week that he stole a slice of pizza and got really sick from that. So I can’t take any more risks.
What I have been adding to our home lately though is salt lamps. From a small night light salt lamp (HERE) to larger ones all over the house (HERE). Thankfully our cats leave those alone because they can be toxic to cats too.
With that said, I made a little video for you where I walk you through my house so you can see how it looks every day and how our friends know it. Nothing staged and all the ugly corners too.
Decorating with Salt Lamps
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The main reason is that I simply love the warm glow they add to our house without having to light a candle. I was getting super annoyed with the black residue the candles leave while being lit. And also the fire danger they present to our house and little whiskers.
But besides being aesthetically pleasing there are some claims that they are beneficial to your health as well which is just an added bonus if the claims are true.
- air quality
- physical energy increase
- neutralization of electromagnetic radiation
Those are some big words and I should try to explain it a little better if you are new to salt lamps. My husband had no idea what they were when I brought one home either.
Since salt is known to absorb water molecules many believe that salt lamps absorb water in the air. That water also carries dust, pollen, and other pollutants from throughout your home. So when that water hits the salt, the particles are trapped in the salt lamp before the water re-evaporates back into the air. This natural way of cleaning and filtering the air in your home can help with eliminating odors in your home or reducing allergic symptoms and breathing issues.
Physical Energy Increase
Negative ions are beneficial for the human body and it is believed that salt lamps generate them. Those negative ions combat positive ions which are already in our environment and could contribute to tension, anxiety, irritability, tiredness, a lack of energy and depression.
Neutralization of Electromagnetic Radiation
Our modern homes are filled with radiation coming from all the electronic devices in our homes. We all have televisions, computers, cellphones, appliances, wifi, and smart home devices that expose us to electromagnetic radiation which doesn’t sound good for our health at all. It is believed that the Himalayan Salt lamps’ negative ion production helps neutralize electronic radiation throughout our home to benefit our overall immune system and health.
Whether this is all true or not, I ultimately just love their ambiance and beautiful glow. The thought of them benefiting my family’s health is a bonus.
And now back to the rest of our home…
Our kids love sitting at our new table. It is really so much more than just a dining spot.
I finished and hung the wall weaving. It is hanging where some of the plates used to hang because the new refrigerator handles prone to cause a plate disaster one day and I didn’t want to risk it. I do love the weaving in that spot and think it is a nice change. I’m still struggling whether I should make a tutorial about it or not since it’s not my original idea.
I didn’t get rid of all the plates though and my favorite cat plates are still hanging on the small wall in the kitchen.
Here is our dining room table pulled out and you can see more photos HERE.
If you missed my kitchen painting tips then you can read about those by clicking HERE.
And if you want to see how I hung my wall moulding then you can see that by clicking HERE.
I just had to share this photo of Willy that I captured this past weekend. I love him licking his favorite snack.
You can see our cats’ favorite things HERE.
You can read more about him HERE if you missed it.
Below you can see another salt lamp in the living room.
Walter leaves the fiddle leaf fig alone thankfully and the parlor palm gets attacked occasionally by all of our cats which is ok though.
I also added a salt lamp to our bookshelf.
On Friday I shared my plans for our spare bathroom (click HERE) and here is a little sneak peek at it.
So now that’s it for today…
Loved this! I have been curious about salt lamps for a long time. I wonder how many square feet one lamp covers.
Oh that’s a great question. I should investigate some more because I have no clue.
Love your salt lamps Julia!! I just love their gorgeous glow and had no idea they removed EMR too! Love your stunning wall hanging and your beautiful living room – you are so talented!! Happy Spring!! xo Heather
Thanks so much my friend
Love your home and love to see the pretty pics of your furry babies. And I had no idea of all the benefits of salt lamps. Gotta given a try. 👍
Thanks Cristina, yes you should try one!
Wow, I had no idea a Salt Lamps had so many benefits. Thanks for the info. Love your home and I adore how you have redone your dining area. That settee is one of my favorites. Your living room is so pretty and looks like such an inviting place to just sit, relax and visit. Thanks so much for joining us on the 2019 Spring Home tour.
Welcome to Walter, even if he is a bit mischievous! As always, I love to see how you mix color and pattern–your home is always so fun! Thanks for sharing about salt lamps, too. I had wondered if I should look into them and now I think I should.
It’s always fun touring with you, Julia–happy spring!
Thanks Christy, he’s a little stinker and so so cute!
And yes you should get one 😉
Julia, I love how you keep things real. And I love that you allow your cats to be part of the fabric of your home. This was a fabulous post and I thank you for sharing your home with us, unstaged and how it might look if we popped by.
Thanks, Nancy, they are such a big part of our family and I couldn’t imagine my life without them. Thank you for watching.
i love salt lamps! we have 3 in our house! 🙂
My daughter would LOVE one of those lamps, so gorgeous! I so adore your sweet kitties. So happy to be sharing this tour with you.
You should check HomeGoods or Ross for a salt lamp for your daughter. They aren’t expensive.
I really need to get a salt lamp ❤️I love your home so much
Thanks and watch out they are addicting! 😉
I love all your salt lamps, Julia! I’ve always been interested in them and their features!
Thanks Laura and they aren’t all that expensive!
Thank you so much for a real life post! I loved how your fur babies followed your every move in the video. Definitely would enjoy a tuturial on your fab new wall hanging!
Yes whenever I’m busy they make sure they come with me and see what I’m up to at all times. I love that too and they are wonderful company.
I must confess, wasn’t sure what a salt lamp was either but they have so many positive benefits that I should! how sweet is that pic of willy getting his snack on! im considering those chairs around your table. are they comfortable?
Love my Willy and yes those chairs are very comfortable even if they don’t look like they are.
Love your beautiful home and always love seeing your cute kitties! Love your dining room layout – it looks so darn cozy!
I love the soft glow of that salt lamp!! I am loving the new dining area. A sofa- who knew? I bet your entire family loves to linger and have long beautiful meals there. The artwork is fresh and modern as well. Happy Spring Julia!
Your home has such a positive vibe! I always enjoy seeing your fun decorative accessories. I am always concerned about emfs and I have been thinking about getting a salt lamp too.
So happy to tour with you again this week. Happy spring!
I am obsessed with your kitchen! The color of your island and settee with the black and white is just gorgeous! I always love seeing your beautiful home.
I love salt lamps, I have two already and I am thinking to add another one. Great post, I love your kitchen and the stools!
Thank you! Salt lamps are addicting
I’ve been curious about salt lamps and their health impacts.Thanks for this wonderful list!
Love the salt lamps, Juila! Happy spring and so fun doing another one of these tours with you!! xoxo
Love the new weave art hanging in the kitchen! Everything looks great, Julia!
I have thought about getting a salt lamp and your post may have made up my mind! I love how you have styled it into your decor so well! I am also in love with your kitchen stools! All so pretty!