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Table Lamp Buying Guide
To pick the best lamp, you will want to consider:
You probably appreciate the beauty of an
exquisite table lamp in a friend's home, parade of homes, or art gallery. But you might not be certain
what lamp will look great inside your home.
Well, we have a few pointers to help you make a more informed choice.
Take into account the size of the room where
you want to put a lamp
Consider the height of your lamp and keep it proportional to the Size of your room and your ceiling height.
A large room over 16' x 20' with 10' ceilings demands a larger scale table lamp above 30" high. Smaller spaces, dens, or lower-ceiliing rec-rooms
are better with lamps 20-26" high.
Think about the size
of the table you want to put your lamp on top of
Yes, this is important as well. Be sure to
pick lamp that is not too large to take up all of the space on the
table. On the other hand, do not pick a teeny lamp that will be dwarfed
by a large table. The word to remember here is proportion. Thus, you
might want to measure the length or the diameter of the table and be
sure to have the measurement in mind when shopping for a table lamp.
Consider the other pieces of décor in the
Be sure to have in mind the decoration in the
room when hunting for the right table lamp. This is because you need to
make sure that the lamp you get goes well with the other furnishings and
the elements of design in the room. Make sure that the lamp you choose
will not look out of place there.
Consider the quality of the lamp
your home can benefit from the table lamp
that is exquisitely made. Thus, look for a high quality lamps that can
offer you functionality and beauty, plus a long life.
When you bear in mind the factors mentioned
above, you will surely have better chances of ending up with a lamp that
serves the purpose and provides more benefits both for you and your
How to Buy a Table Lamp
When you taken the preliminary measures
mentioned above, you can proceed to step two: Buying your lamp. The
moment you set foot in a light fixture shop, you have to know what are
you looking for, based on the things you already know about the lamp you
want. You have also to pay attention to the following:
Select a table lamp that will complement the decoration or
motif of the preferred room. Be sure to pick one that meld with the
other elements of design and with the pieces of furniture so that the
space will look well-put-together.
Pick the fabric of the lamp shade that meets your needs
For this, you have to look for a lamp with a
lampshade that serves the purpose. This means that if you want a table
lamp as a task light for reading, you have to pick one which can provide
you with enough light. On the other hand, if your main purpose is for
decoration, you can pick the shades made of rich and textured fabrics.
How to decorate your living space with a
table lamp using tested placement tips
• You can place a
number of lamps in one room to get rid of shadows as well as dark areas.
• A reading lamp should be placed alongside
your shoulder. The lamp shade bottom should be even with your head.
However, if your lamp is quite tall, you need to move it back at least
two feet away.
• Regarding desk lamps, you need one that
provides enough light on the work surface.
• For all types of table lamps, you have to
make sure that yours is at most 36 inches away from the thing to be lit.
Today, many homeowners go for modern table
lamps for their sleek and no-nonsense appearance. More and more people
are opting for the clean looks that contemporary lamps have. Of course,
the more traditional and elaborate ones are still quite popular but the
younger individuals just go for the newer ones to decorate their indoor
To conclude, if you want to get your hands on
the right table lamp for your home, you need to follow the tips provided
in this article. The right table lamp can do much in changing the look
of your home.
Steve Brielmaier – Lighting and Lamp Design
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