When we redesigned our lounge last year, we never anticipated that it would need to accommodate such a little bookworm!
The toys, we planned for – we have a toy chest, a huge cabinet, and the classic Kallax unit from Ikea, all of which are used in a small attempt to keep the room from turning into Toys R Us. But in reality, it’s not the toys that get the most use.
Luna fell head over heels for books as soon as she could sit up and hold them.
There is a small collection in her bedroom – the personalised lovely ones, and stories about dreams and hugs, perfect for bedtime. But the touchy feely books, the big chunky ones, and the singing stories all live in our lounge.
I don’t like separating the house into “kid’s space” and “our space” and I want to marry the two whereever I can, but this corner of our lounge which holds the books and the toys has definitely become hers. Her own little reading book.
Of course I’d love the Pinterest-worthy reading nook for her with a teepee and bean bags, but we’ve got to be realistic about space. We’ll do it, but probably when she moves into a bigger bedroom.
Sadly, her little space in the lounge is also the darkest space in the room made that way thanks to a single seater chair blocking the main light source, and even though it’s a 6 foot natural window, it somehow just doesn’t meet the reading nook. It needs a lamp.
Enter the ram.
That’s right. It’s a lamp. Shaped like a ram. COOL RIGHT?
The Ram Lamp is part of the Natural Collection from Iconic Lights, made from a wooden structure but given a snuggly woollen coat. I mean, it is a ram for crying out loud – it’s gotta have a coat!
(P.s If Iconic Lights sounds familiar, it’s because we used their Armadillo Pendant Shade in the second bedroom. Go take a look!)
It’s utterly bonkers and I love it for being at the top of the scale for quirkiness. Although it’s fitted in pretty seamlessly in the lounge, I think it would also be great in any children’s bedroom.
It emits a lovely warm glow through the woollen coat and is pretty fitting considering so many of her books are based on farm animals. She’s even started to imitate the animal noises – classics such as kakkak (quack), oooooor (roar) and the lip smacking fishes a personal favourite. Who knows, maybe the next one will be the bleating of a lamb.
For those interested to see how it arrived, you can see below that it’s a self-assembly job, but an easy one at that. You can see that the wooden pieces simply slot together, and then you wrap the coat around it, using the poppers to clip woolly sections around the limbs. The bulb goes in the belly – so to speak – and I love that when assembling it, he looked a little like a judge.
*sniggers to self*
So what do you think? Is this something your kids would enjoy? I just need to make sure Luna doesn’t try to cuddle it!