If you're going to run to Ikea and buy half a dozen things you never intended to (admit it, we all do), add this one to the list: Sinnerlig, a bamboo pendant lamp that's surprisingly versatile — and quickly becoming a cult favorite nationwide.
founder Emily Schuman first clued us into the trend, writing about how she's spotted it at various Los Angeles restaurants, like Pine and Crane and Kitchen Mouse, as well as across several design blogs. Dig a little deeper, and you'll see it all over Pinterest, both as the star of an Ikea hack and as just a bit player in the background of a gorgeously styled room.
Sinnerlig lamp, $60; ikea.com
At 20 inches wide and 21 inches tall, it's just the right size to be striking — especially with its eye-catching, bubbly shape — but in the mellow tan bamboo, it doesn't overpower the room and compete with what's on your walls. Plus, it gives it a more laid-back, effortlessly cool vibe, perfect for .
At $60, it's a steal compared to the typical pendant lamp, but what really caught our eye is how Stephanie Watkins at has customized it to make it her own.
For a graduation party, Watkins took a few artificial leaves and peonies, trimmed the stems and wove them into the side of the lamp.
If florals aren't your thing, Watkins's got you. In the summer, she updated the lamp, trading out the flowers for a bunch of multicolored, mini tassels she bought off Etsy. (You can .) Minor change, major impact.
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