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Home and Decor: Tips to Choose a Table Lamp for Your Home

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Home and Decor: Tips to Choose a Table Lamp for Your Home
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Written by  Laurinda Seabra
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 00:01

A designer style table lamp is a crucial part of any homes décor. Lamps can bring the most out of a room’s décor and add to the styling of your entire decor. Table lamps illuminate your home and add a sense of warmth and character to any room or space. With so many choices of lighting types and styles, table lamps are still some of the most popular choices for your home or office.

The table lamp was designed to add accent or add to a rooms lighting scheme. This can be done by placing them on a desk, table or shelf. Because they are so versatile, there are so many places where you can place them. And for the ease of installation, they have become a very popular choice in additional to their original light purpose. Table lamps come in a wide variety of beautiful designs, colors, shapes and styles.

With many trendy designs in modern styles all the way to traditional styles.

There are many factors besides design, that influence will influence the style that you choose. Some of these factors that should be considered is such things as height and width. These may seem like small things. But you don’t want a lamp that will over power your décor, nor do you want a lamp that will get lost amongst everything else. Also if you are using the lamp in an area that you read or study in, make sure that you choose a height that will not cast a shadow or have you looking directly into the light.

Finding the perfect table lamp is not a easy task.

With so many things to think about, like the design, and styling of your lamp. Finishes are another big choice. There are all types of finishes from porcelain glazed, to metal and wood bases. Shades also play a big part in the overall appearance of the lamp. Choosing the right shade can make all the difference in a lamp. Either it can give you the wow factor you are looking for, or it can totally through off the balance of a room. Choose a shade that will compliment your décor as well as the shape and style of the piece its self. You do not want to have a lamp that appears to be to heavy from to large of a shade.

A good guideline to follow is the shade should be about 2/3 the size of the base height. And it should also be large enough to hide the harp and finial underneath.

You should also choose a lighting fixture that is proportionate to your other furniture, the lamp should not be too large for the table it sits on to hold or too small to provide lighting on the room.

As a basic guideline the shade should be about 2/3 of the table it is positioned on. To give it a proportionate size and feel to the room that it is in.

The one great thing about table lamps is that they do not have to match your other lighting or furniture pieces exactly. You can have some fun with them and experiment with other designs, styles and colors. Just try to keep it with colors and finishes that will compliment your décor and not clash with it.





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