Friday, 29 June 2012

A Guide To Choosing Table Lamps For Your Home

Believe it or not, there is actually more to choosing table lamps for your home than simply picking one out in a store and grabbing some globes on the way out; instead, you need to take into consideration how the lamp will be used and how it will match with the existing décor. Using these tips, you can ensure that you find a light that does all of the above with very little effort on your behalf:

  • Where will you use the table lamp? Many lighting designers will actually create fixtures that are specific to certain locations, such as a home office or study, a living room, a bedroom or a hallway.
  • How will the lamp be used? Determine whether the space requires task lighting (for reading, for example), ambient lighting (for establishing a particular mood), accent lighting (for drawing the eye to a particular element), or decorative lighting (for adding flair).
  • What is the existing décor of the room like? You should allow the existing décor and furniture of the space to dictate what sort of lamp is ultimately chosen. Take elements from the room, such as material (wrought iron, glass, etc), colour (red, silver, etc), and shape (circles, squares, etc).
  • How big is the table? For those that are quite wide, you should choose a light that has a larger base and for those that are narrow or small, you should choose a light with a long stem.
 
Once you have answered the above questions, you will be able to visit a lighting showroom and make an informed decision regarding the purchase of table lamps for your home. Don’t just simply grab the first lamp that you see; with some careful consideration, you could find a fixture that is more than just a light.

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