Crystal Table Lamps
What are Crystal Lamps made of?
A crystal table lamp is either made from actual crystal, or from a finely cut glass. Both materials are similar and are typically transparent. You can see through them, and the crystal parts are usually what most of the crystal lamp base is made of.
Often a single large piece of crystal or glass is used to form the table lamp base, or a few parts are affixed together. Most often the crystal lamps and glass lamps allow for very precise cuts and polishes to be applied, forming geometric patterns.
The Appeal of Crystal
Crystal and glass table lamps sparkle at their edges. As you move around the lamp, light glimmers and shines off the crisp surfaces. The cut glass lamp base may also refract some light producing rainbow effects.
You'll notice that a crystal table lamp has a very elegant, gleaming, sculptured look. This is why most crystal lamps tend to have an air of classic style and traditional elegance.
When paired with a lamp shade, the crystal lamp tends to give off a classical look, where the crystal base gleams and sparkles while the fabric lamp shade shields your eyes from glare.
Some more affordable lamps may be constructed from cut glass rater than crystal. The glass lamps are potentially less expensive since crystal itself, particularly clear crystal can be quite cost due to its high quality and rarity.
With a glass table lamp you can get more or less the same look as a true crystal table lamps without the added expense. Some glass lamps may also use a tempered or toughened art glass to help lighten the weight of the lamp and make it less prone to damage.
Crystal Living Room Lamps
Adding a pair of crystal table lamps to your living room will certainly give your living room a touch of class. Or should we say a touch of glass? The transparent nature of crystal allows us to have a presence which is simultaneously there and not there. Elegant and classy, crystal lamps in your living room upscale your decor and lifts the quality of your room's design.
Crystal Bedroom Lamps
Another excellent place to put a set of crystal table lamps is in a bedroom. A crystal bedside lamp is an excellent choice for a classy bedroom, adding a touch of bling while also serving a useful purpose at the bedside.