Instead of tall lamps that can take up precious floor space, think about sconces, pendants, and light fixtures that hang from the ceilings or walls. They will still provide enough light, especially because the source is coming from above. Source: West Elm
Inspired by the window covers in a living room by Commune Design, SF blogger and hands-on remodeler Caitlin Long of the Shingled House whipped up her own burlap version. Start to finish time for three panels: five hours.