Table Lamps

Table lamps are great for brightening up any room and a centerpiece table lamp can quickly inject style into a plain room. The following guide will help you pick the perfect lamp by outlining the key things that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a table lamp.

Although often overlooked, when choosing a table lamp, size is one of the most important factors you will need to take into account. Indeed, if you select a lamp that is too big for the table, not only will it look out of place, but there is an increased chance of it being knocked over! As a general rule, your lamp should not be more than one and a half times the height of the table and the diameter of the shade should not be larger than the surface of the tabletop.

It is always a good idea to see the lamp in action before you purchase it as this will give you an indication of how bright it is. If you are searching for a lamp that you can use to read by, look for a lamp that supports at least 60 watt bulbs and has a dimmer switch.

When choosing a lamp, it is important that you pick a model that complements the style of the room. Lamps with drum-style shades are excellent for rooms with a modern vibe. On the other hand, if you are after a more traditional look, why not opt for a lamp with a conical shade or a beautiful Tiffany lamp.

In addition, while thinking about the style of the lamp, you should think about is practical qualities as well as its aesthetic appeal. If you are selecting a lamp for a busy part of the house or a room that is frequented by children, a heavy, sturdy lamp will be more appropriate than a fragile, delicate one.