Most people’s first apartments had floors lined with raw oatmeal, a repurposed Twister mat for a bed, and a shower head that intermittently drizzled viscous jet-black fluid and liquid police sirens. Now that you have the pad of your dreams, pick up some pad padding with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of lighting and home décor from LampsUSA, redeemable online.
LampsUSA beats back encroaching darkness with a wide selection of illumination options. A 19-inch Breeze desk lamp swivels its adjustable gooseneck to chase prying eyes away from the top-secret papers on workstations ($35.10), and a polished steel table lamp dons a jacquard-fabric shade to disguise itself from intruders ($38.70). LampsUSA also has green lighting options, such as 25-watt compact fluorescent bulbs, which provide environmentally friendly solutions to nighttime photon deficits ($15.99).
Simulate natural sunlight without fusion or face burns with Full Spectrum's EZ Reader Desk Lamp ($29.99), or stage a face-off in bedrooms with a pair of bronze-finished Diedra lamps ($98.99). Luminescence lovers can then peruse a variety of home-décor items, including brushed aluminum tabletop clocks ($40.25) and Capri Leaves light-brown rugs, which provide hiding spaces for shy dust bunnies ($49.99).