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). Let me show you my salt lamp decor ideas and how I decorate with salt lamps in our house. Thankfully our cats leave those alone because they can be toxic to cats too. (so please be cautious)
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.
The benefits of 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 left 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 salt lamps 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.
My salt lamp decor ideas
Let me show you how and where I used Himalayan salt lamps in our house.
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 are 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 with 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.
If you want to see how to install trim molding on a wall, I wrote a really detailed blog post about it. It’s not as hard as it looks.
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…