Newest Review: ... room. ****Smila Blomma flower light**** ============================ I bought this for £4.99 2 years ago in Ikea Milton Keynes. I nee... more
Flower wall light
Ikea Smila Blomma Flower Wall Light
Member Name: baby-cakes
Ikea Smila Blomma Flower Wall Light
Advantages: Easy to hang, cheap, looks fab
I have recently redecorated my little girls bedroom and changed it from a baby's nursery into a proper little girls room. One thing I wanted for her room was a nice lamp so I wouldn't have to leave the big light on at night time, but at the same time I didn't want her to have a light there that she would be able to mess with so I really wasn't sure what to go for.
One afternoon my friend asked me if I could possibly take her to Ikea as she was moving house and needed bits and pieces so I jumped at the chance - any reason to go to Ikea is good with me!! Once there we went through the childrens bedroom section and I saw some lovely flower shaped wall lights which came in either a white or pink option. A closer look at the light showed me that it was just perfect for what I was looking for! As I had decorated her room with pale pink paint I chose the pink flower. The cord of the light is green so it looks like a flower stem.
The light is easily fixed to the wall, and I put mine up just like I would hang a picture, with a nail in the wall and then just hang the light on it. The light requires a small bulb which you can either purchase from Ikea or alternatively from a shop that sells bulbs (I get mine from the pound shop!) and it is turned on and off by a small switch which is located about halfway down the wire. It is good to know with this light that it is compatible with energy saving bulbs also. When the light was fitted to the wall, I made the wire slightly wavy so it looked more like a flower stem on the wall and fixed it into place with wire clips so it wouldn't just hang down loosely.
The light is a really soft light, but of course that does depend on which strength of bulb you decide to go for, I personally chose 40 watt as it is really only to be used as a nightlight for my daughters room. However, even though it is a low watt bulb and it glows slightly pink I am still able to read her a bedtime story with that light and it doesn't strain my eyes at all.
The light is made out of plastic and though it may at first appear a bit flimsy it really isn't, it is quite a good quality but once it is up on the wall it stays up so there is no risk really of breakage. The size of the light is 34cm diameter and the depth is 7.5cm, the cord length is 2.5m which is good to make a stem effect.
The lights cost just £4.99 which I personally think is an absolutely fantastic price for such a great item for a childs bedroom! The bulb does cost extra as I say, but at that price you can't really complain. There are other shapes in the range, a yellow ladybug, a blue star, and a yellow moon. I think all of these are lovely and would look fab in any childs bedroom.
I would recommend this light as it is a good quality light and looks just lovely on the wall, really effective. I think it is ideal for children and adults alike!!!
The wall light has to have five out of five Dooyoo stars!
Thank you for reading my review :)
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