With the vast array of table lamps available on the market today you are most likely buying a particular one because you love it, before you give thought to what function it will provide. You can be forgiven for this because the season trend for big, bold, statement table lamps means that falling head over heels for them is very easily done. Remember though, that table lamps are a functional product and that using them correctly is the perfect way to transform your room, creating ambiance or providing light for tasks such as sewing and reading.
When displaying your table lamps there a few fundamental rules to abide by. Make sure when you are putting a table lamp at each side of your sofa or either side of the bed, that they are the same so that you do not upset the balance in the room and this gives the look of uniformity. If the table lamp is going on a side or console table, ensure it is the right size and height by sitting next to it. The bottom of the lamp shade should sit no higher than eye-level. A table lamp being placed on a coffee table or in between seating should have a thin or transparent base. There is nothing worse than something being in your direct eye line when your trying to have a conversation. Finally, when you’re short on space, place a table lamp on a small table and put it behind a chair. You’ll be amazed at how this adds depth and a warm glow to what was a dark corner in your room.
Desk and Task lamps are designed for functionality but your style does not have to suffer as there so many styles available, whether it be traditional or contemporary. These include bankers lamps, traditional lamps like Tiffany, clip on lamps, ones with jointed or flexible arms and tilting heads, telescopic lamps and even ones that plug in. Whatever style you choose, desk and task lamps will reduce glare from the computer screen, help you to avoid straining your eyes when reading and using the keyboard and essentially, are there to help you work . Remember to ensure that the light capacity of the lamp is suitable for the intended usage. A lamp used for reading will require a lower wattage lamp than a lamp that is being used for sewing or model building. Now, why not use your new found knowledge to peruse our website for that perfect table lamp because after all, there’s always a space crying out for more light.