FOR BEDROOM, LIVING ROOM & OFFICE:
Lighting sets the stage; it creates a warm ambiance. And can be romantic, dramatic, or no-nonsense, but it will always be welcoming.
Table lamps do even more. They will give a warm glow to a dim corner, or accent a fire place mantel, a work of art or a table. They help break up a large room into small spaces and will define different areas of your home such as a reading nook or a conversation space. And, they also provide light when you need to read an important document or the latest book by your favorite author. They are the most popular type of lighting for nearly every space in your home.
PoshLamps.com has thousands of lamps for you to choose from so you’re sure to find a lamp that is the right size, style, and color for your home. Whether you want a lamp for your bedroom, living room, or a dining room you are sure to find the perfect table lamp.
How To Choose an End Table Lamp
A frequently asked question we get is – what is the best height for my end table lamp? Generally, lamps should stand between 58-64″ in height from the floor surface. And, table and floor lamps should also be in this height range. It will give a good flow to your room.
So – if you’re table is 30″ in high, then the table lamp should be between 28″- 34″ to the top of the finial. Also, you may want to consider that when you are seated – you should not be staring at the bulb or socket.
Size and Shape
Placing an existing lamp on the table first exactly where you want to add a new lamp is a good idea. Put some books under the existing lamp so it is taller to compare it with a potential new lamp – if it is applicable.
Lampshade Size & Shape
When figuring out the best size of your new table lamp, compare the size of your table to the diameter of your lampshade. The depth or width of the shade should be no larger than the narrow dimension of your table. Otherwise, the shade will hang over the edge of your table –that’s not desirable. This is generally a problem for bedside lamps or buffet lamps where the depth of the table is more narrow.
Lampshades are an important feature of a table lamp – and they have a great effect on its style. In many cases, a cone shape, or angled-side lampshade displays a more traditional style and a drum shape or vertical-side expresses a modern or contemporary style. If you are looking to update a traditional lamp – consider just changing your shade to a drum style shade.
Bedroom Table Lamps
Lamps for a dresser, bedside table, or buffet table could require some special attention due to the narrow surface – generally they are between 16” and 20” in depth.
- Depth of Shade (front to back): Generally, 14″ – 18″
- Height of Lamp for a Bedside Table Lamp: Generally, 26″ – 33″
- Height of Lamp for a Dresser Table: Generally, 18″ – 27″
Lamps with oval or rectangular shades can make good bedside lamps because they are more narrow in depth, but they provide more width to visually balance the room on each side of the bed.
To Match the Style or Not To Match?
You might want to “match” or “not to match” the style of your lamp with certain furniture or architecture – What is your objective? Some designers will make it a point to NOT MATCH the lamp style with the home’s furniture style.
Your lamp style may or may not be within a Traditional style, but you will still need to relate to the context of the space in some manner – in terms of shape, size, and color.
Diversify Lighting Types
Diversifying the types of lighting is important when you are designing a space– mix up those floor lamps, chandeliers, table lamps, recessed lighting, and other forms of accent lighting. You likely will not use all of these lighting sources in one area – but, you just might use 2 or 3.
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