Habitat is a brand I've grown up with. Before I was born my mum worked for them and as a child we had a local store that incorporated a kid's indoor play area that I thought was wonderful after being dragged patiently around homewares for what seemed like hours. As I got older, how things changed and I could happily spend hours looking around at items for my own home, it's probably a favourite pastime. I love finding trendy and unique items of which Habitat is fantastic for, just as my mum thought too back in the 70's and 80's.
Here is my new Habitat Tommy yellow floor lamp and it certainly is an individual looking piece for my front room. Bright mustard yellow, quirky and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was my style. I love the contrast it has with my grey curtains and blinds and it fits perfectly with my use of colour in my home, picking up the other yellow accents throughout the front room. It is modern yet retro and has a classic appeal of good design that goes without saying for Habitat.
The lamp has two heads that can be moved and tilted and the arms are adjustable too making it an extremely useful source of light in a room. It's great to have a lamp in a room for that softer lighting as opposed to the ceiling light, it's a gentler feel for an evening relaxing. At almost 1.5m tall, the dimension is just right for my Victorian house, looking in proportion for the corner of the room. It's also a good design tip to have different sources of light within a room, giving the room depth and a soothing ambiance.
The floor lamp takes E14 golfball bulbs that sit very neatly with the head. I've used some with a vintage look for a softer glow at 2W and it is perfect for reading or working on my laptop at night.
A huge plus for me is that the lamp is extremely sturdy as I have two dogs and a boisterous 5 year old so it needs to resist the odd knock. It does! Despite being slimline and tall, the base is sufficiently heavy enough to resist my delightful rabble's disregard for my furniture. So I don't need to worry about my lovely new lamp being knocked over.
The Tommy floor lamp retails at £90 and standard 3 day service is £4.95 and if yellow is not your thing, it is also in silver brushed metal. I also love the Bobby lamp which is single headed and in fluorescent orange! That's what I like about Habitat, striking statement pieces that aren't afraid to be colourful and creative.
*I was sent a Tommy floor lamp for the purpose of the review, words are my own honest opinion*