Thanks for the great replies!! Haha, I'm sorry I confused everyone with the whole stove light thing. For me, I love the light above the stove on the lowest level on at night. It's what my mom used to do -- after dinner she would clean the kitchen, everyone would be bathed and in pajamas, and the kitchen would be "closed" for the night (lights off, dishes way) except the stove light on in case anyone wanted to grab a drink of water, snack, or had to be up in the middle of the night -- that way the whole house was not dark. When my DH is travelling I leave the stove light on at night when I sleep...it kind of makes me feel safer in my home.
Not sure why. It kind of gives off the type of light that a fireplace/hearth would in a sense (though not nearly as nice as firelight, I will admit), although I concede that it is an energy waster.End Quote/
I was a guest at my friend's aunts house and she had little lamps in each bathroom that sat on footstools, chairs, or a small nook. She had a large home on a hill away from the city and those dinky little lamps made a big difference in the cozy feel. She also left a stereo on downstairs ..very low and played old school tunes like Ella Fitzgerald. She had unusual soapdishes like tea saucers and flower pot saucers with good smelling soaps. I am too chicken to put a lamp in my bathrooms because my kids would probably knock them over.
I put regular bed pillows and small lightweight blankets on my couches ..and I have two huge pillows on the floor that should be tossed out because look worn , but everyone always grabs them and lays on the floor so I just keep them. We have two puppies and I don't want them on the furniture ..so people will nestle on a pillow and snuggle the pups.