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Choosing the Right Decorative Table Lamps

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Posted By Lawrence G.

Decorative table lamps add to a home's interior. Lighting is one of the most important aspects of designing a room. It serves a functional purpose and makes it possible to see in the room. It also serves a decorative purpose and can be one of the most important accessories in a space. Any designer will tell you table lamps add to the ambiance of a space with their initial purpose of lighting, but also with their secondary purpose. A great looking table lamp can make or break a space. There are numerous options when it comes to finding the right lamp for a space, so choosing the one that is right for you might take a little time.

When shopping for decorative table lamps, you need to take a few important factors into consideration. Like any accessory, it needs to work with the space and not detract from it. Accessories that overwhelm a room defeat the purpose of designing the entire room. Those that go unnoticed might as well be non-existent. Who wants to spend money on something that nobody is even going to notice. When shopping for table lamps, you want to find something that fills your lighting needs and looks great in the space.

Start with the function aspect. Most of the time table lamps are mainly for accent or task lighting. People do not usually expect a table lamp to light an entire room. If the lamp is capable of lighting just the immediate space, it is likely appropriate. Overhead lighting is used to illuminate an entire room and decorative table lamps are used to light the seating area near the table. Most people use table lamps for reading, working on a project, or adding ambiance to an area.

Once you have determined how bright you need the light to be, you can begin thinking about the style of the lamp. Use the current room style as a guide. If you intend to keep the decor in the room the same, you need to be sure the lamp complements the style. This means a modern lamp should not be put in a traditional space. Even if you want something with high impact, it should suit the space. Opt for a bold design in the same style family as the rest of the room.

Color is another important factor for choosing accessories like decorative table lamps. Colors should blend together and complement each other. Colors can also offer high impact, especially if they are contrasting choices. However, the colors in a room need to make sense. For instance, if you have a traditional room with warm woods and deep tones such as hunter green and burgundy, neon pink table lamps will look ridiculous.

Finally, remember to match styles. Industrial rooms look great with metal lamps, while a Victorian space would be better suited for a classic stained glass lamp. The textures and material of a space really set the tone, so choose carefully when shopping for your decorative table lamps. You might even want to bring a few swatches of fabric and paint samples with you to the store. This will help you determine both the color and texture of the lamp. Seeing everything together instead of imagining the look, it makes designing a space much easier.

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