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Table Lamp Buying Guide

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.
 

How to Choose the Right Choosing the Right Table Lamp

To pick the best lamp, you will want to consider:

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 room

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 home.

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:

Lamp design

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.
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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.

Latest Trends

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 living spaces.

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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