No matter where you are celebrating Mardi Gras this year, you can channel the feeling of New Orleans with a few home decor picks! Give new meaning to those famous beads with stunning throw pillows or use the fleur-de-lis to add a French flair to your tabletop. Golds, purples, and greens will liven up your space and help you celebrate all year long no matter how far you are from the bustle of Bourbon Street.
While it's fun to add a splash of color in the form of a throw rug or bright neon pillow, don't leave all of the bright-hued fun for your textiles alone. When thinking creatively about how to add color in an unexpected way, it's always smart to look up. I've rounded up a veritable rainbow of choices for your ceiling lighting needs.
My absolute favorite find is the Trio of Murano Pendant Lamps ($3,000, bottom row, middle). Don't they look good enough to eat? The three colors play off of each other so beautifully, while the stripe bisecting these glass pendants gives them a sporty, fun touch.
Flanking this trio of pendants are two different colors of the Serena & Lily Gumdrop Pendants ($120 each, left and right sides, bottom row). Available in pink, aqua, and yellow, these pendants are made from glossy coated canvas with a cotton-covered cord. And while it's hard to see in these pictures, each has a coordinating polka-dot interior lining.
Bare bones and pleasantly affordable, the Utility Chartreuse Pendant Lamp ($40 each, middle row, middle right) creates an unusual color pop wherever you hang it. I'd love to see it paired with cobalt blue walls in a funky den. Hang it solo, or go big with half a dozen or so hung over a table or clustered as a minimalist chandelier.
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