Table Lamp Placement Tips
At Louie Lighting, you’ll find a multitude of table lamps to suit every taste and while there are no rules set in stone when it comes to choosing or even placing a table lamp, there are loose guidelines that can be helpful. In the end, what matters most is what works for your lifestyle and your own personal aesthetic. For instance, some spaces feel more layered and eclectic with a few coordinated – but not matching- items. Try a tall floor lamp in eggshell with an electric blue bedside table lamp, for a burst of personality married with function.
Table lamps, much like their floor dwelling counterparts, have the ability to add gentle task lighting. Task lighting helps you easily perform functions such as reading, grooming, doing homework, or playing games. It can be provided by several types of lighting fixtures, like recessed and track lighting, and pendant lights as well as floor and desk lamps.
High or tall table lamps lend elegance to a room. Sometimes a large lamp base makes a bold statement, especially when placed next to a cherished piece of art that you want your guests to notice.
In other words, lamps can have a big presence, even if they are small. If you do not have the room to harbor a weighty lamp in your space, find one with unique details instead such as a brightly polished base, an oversize drum shade or in an unexpected color. If your area is a vastly neutral color base of khaki, camel, black, or white, try a lamp in a sunny marigold or lipstick red to break up the palette.
Table lamps are also a great way to define and balance zones. When you wish to section off parts of a large living room, place a sofa table with two symmetrical table lamps behind it to signal the beginning or end of the sitting area.
If you are lucky enough to have a dark wood staircase in your home that should be shown off, try using two lamps on side tables to brighten the entryway and show off the banister. You can avoid making the area stark and austere by using lamps with colors found in nature, like olive or an ocean blue.
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