Lamp finials are in one sense a crowning ornament and yet they are also that practical little detail that simply cannot be forgotten. Lamp finials can be that extra piece of decor that adds the final touch to a room, but what is a lamp finial? A lamp finial is a decorative piece that screws onto the top of the lamp that holds the lampshade in place. While most people don’t give a second thought to this piece, there are many different designs and styles to choose from that can completely change the look of your lamp.
After choosing the perfect table lamp for your home’s décor, go ahead and take another look at the finial on top because switching out the lamp finial can be an easy and affordable way to change the way your lamp looks and, as a result, change the feel of the room.
First, it’s necessary to evaluate the lamps in your home to determine each one’s style whether it’s traditional, modern, rustic, farmhouse or costal and then just have fun topping off an old lamp with a new finial. There are many intricately styled finials made from crystal and brass that compliment elegant or traditional style lamps while sculptured and geometric shapes can make a modern lamp seem even more unique. To improve upon a rustic or farmhouse designed lamp think of wood toned finials or those with motifs taken right out of nature such as birds or florals. Bring that breezy costal feeling inside with beautifully designed finials in shell and coral shapes.
Also, if you’re the type of person who loves to decorate with the seasons, you can do this with lamp finials as well. Changing out your lamp finial for different seasons, or even for different holidays, can add another aspect to your home decor. It’s fun and festive to swap out your finials with a pumpkin, pinecone, palm tree or Christmas present as you decorate your home throughout the year.
Though the type of finials you choose should complement your décor and the style of the lamp itself, they should also work with your lampshades. Most modern lamps have harps that accommodate the same size finials. Double check the height of a perspective new finial to be sure it is in proportion to the shade and the height of the lamp for the best esthetic look.
Lamp finials are surely more than a way to secure a lampshade to a lamp. They function as accent pieces and help create a cohesive theme and amplify your interior design style. If you’re ready to start upgrading your home’s décor with beautiful lamp finials, accent lighting, table lamps, and lamp shades, don’t wait.