Ikea Ranarp Lamps in the Guest Room

1.26.2015

When I shared the farmhouse style guest room Decorated For Christmas did you notice anything new? I had just bought a pair of lamps from Ikea. I think they have more of the farmhouse look than the others I was using.



I was going to get the sconces that hang on the wall, but decided these might be more practical and the mister was with me and agreed. (yea, less work for him)

I love the cute black and white cording.



One thing that isn't so good about these lamps is that they are made of metal and we know metal conducts heat. Incandescent bulbs get very hot and the metal gets hot, too. So what to do? I don't want my guests burning their hands when they want to adjust the lamps.

I replaced the incandescent bulbs with the new 4 Flow bulb by Cree.

This LED bulb looks very much like an incandescent bulb, but it stays cool and burns less energy. Staying cool means no hot lamp and no burned hands. A win win.

I love the natural bright light they emit.

Lamps off.

Lamps on.

Don't you love these Ikea lamps? They are so inexpensive, too.

Find out more about these amazing bulbs Here.
Oh, and if you want to buy your own they are sold exclusively at Home Depot.

Disclosure: I  am a brand ambassador for Cree Bulbs and was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own. You can view my full disclosure policy here.

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29 comments:

  1. I have been eyeing these IKEA lamps for awhile -- they look so cute in your guest room that I'm convinced I need to get them! LOVE!

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  2. Pretty lamps Kim...they look perfect in that room!

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  3. Love the lamps, how pretty. Be sure to link up to Inspire Me Tuesday. Party is live now.

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  4. Great looking lamps, Kim and good call on the Cree bulbs to keep things cool. Ever since I won your bulb giveaway last year, I've been hooked on them! Jane

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  5. Cute lamps. I think ikea has some good looking lighting options.good thing u changed the bulbs , wouldn't want to burn my fingers when I stay overnight in that room.

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  6. The lamps, and your room, look great! I immediately thought of an older IKEA lamp, similar in style, that we used to have but got rid of because it got too hot. So glad to see that Cree carries this new style bulb. We have one Cree bulb so far and I love how it really makes a difference in the colour of light coming from our new family room lamp with a darker shade.

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  7. They are great lamps and the bulbs are the perfect solution.

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  8. Love the Ikea lamps in your guest room! The room looks so cozy and inviting, your guest are not going to want to leave! Have a great day!

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  9. You are the ultimate hostess, always looking out for your guests! Glad to know the solution to hot lamps!

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  10. Love those lamps...they are a great fit for the room and I am sure Mr. Savvy loved the price and the thought of no work involved!....Just put the Cree Flood lights in my kitchen and as they say, "and there was light!"

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    1. Well, it didn't matter what they cost since I paid for them. He was just along for the ride. :)

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  11. Those look great ! Good suggestion with the bulbs...I am writing it down!!!

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  12. IKEA always has the coolest stuff! I love your lamps. It is a full day to and from our nearest IKEA. This is probably a good thing since I would be trying to bring home 1/2 the store!

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    1. I'm glad ours is just 45 minutes away, but we don't go often.

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  13. Love the lamps Kim. Ikea has the best stuff. I am going to look into the Cree bulbs next time I am at Home Depot.
    Kris

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  14. I just googled and saw that they sell them at Amazon.com too. I will keep these in minds next time I need bulbs. Thanks.

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    1. Yes, the only retail store that carries them is Home Depot.

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  15. I've got to go to Ikea more often, it's so close by! The lamps look great, and you are very thoughtful to change the bulbs. I've got to remember to check out those bulbs. Pinning the picture so I don't forget!

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  16. They are really nice and seem convenient to light the right spot to read in bed!

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  17. I do like all the grey pillows you have put on the bed!

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  18. Hi Kim,
    These are great lamps ... I may just have to "get me one" for next to my bed...need better light there for reading. IKEA is always a good bet for well-designed home needs at a good price. I love the Swedish simplicity, bright colors, and unique little touches (like your black and white cord) on their products.
    Thanks for hosting your party for us each week!
    Cheryl

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  19. My Cousin took me to that store in NYC, what fun it was.
    Now, these lamps are cute and get the job done, nice.
    I like that cord too.

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  20. Love the lamps. Just wanted to let you know based on your recommendation, we bought a 3 way Cree bulb at Home Depot the last time a bulb burnt out and we absolutely love it! Thanks Kim!

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  21. Ikea is such a great resource and so affordable that you don't feel bad if you don't keep something for the rest of your life.

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  22. Yes thats a win win. I love the Cree bulbs too Kim. The lamps look great, your house is stellar.

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  23. Love your guest room.Those lamps work perfectly in your room. I will have to check out those bulbs.

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  24. Kim, these lamps are perfect, and look especially appropriate with the rustic country feel in this room. What a great idea to replace the incandescent bulbs. I totally agree by the way, that cord is simply adorable!

    Betty (Maddiebellahome)

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  25. They seem perfect for you cozy guest room. Love that cow hanging on the wall too!

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