Guide for choosing the right lamp
“Lighting brings warmth and life into a room and can animate and transform even the smallest of spaces.”
We use lamps when we read books, work, or want to create a romantic atmosphere. Except they are functional, lamps can be a very important decorative accessory in the room. You can choose them by defining specific style, purpose, and function.
Style is something that defines the personality of the home and its owner. When you choose the proper style for the room, it will be your ultimate guide for choosing furniture and decor for the entire space.
Industrial style. If you choose an industrial style to define your room, look for stylish decor too. Lamps should be metal or made of wire. Iron piping lamps look very modern in the room too.
Retro style. Retro lamps are made within the last 30 years and they implement the retro vibe in the room. It usually has a pull chain, and it’s made of textures.
Scandinavian style. As Scandinavian style is defined by simplicity, choose simply designed lamps. Lamps with a wooden base are a super choice. White color is dominant for lampshades.
Boho style. These kinds of lamps are uniquely made. The dominant colors for boho-style lamps are natural. Choose white, beige, and earth tones. They are made of different textures, such as rattan, wool, wood, or different fabrics.
How to choose the right lampshade size?
Is it important to think about the lampshade size before you buy it? Yes, it is! Choosing the right size for your lampshade is a very important step because it protects your eyes from direct light. It also balances the light in the room.
It’s very easy to choose the right size because there is a golden rule. First, what you have to do is measure the height of the lamp. Two-thirds of the height is perfect for the lampshade. Choose the right lampshade width by measuring the base of the lamp and multiplying it by two.
Another important factor is the base of the lamp. If you buy a lamp with a round base, choose a round lampshade. If the base is squared, choose the squared lampshade.
Wall lamps can look so stylish and make a warm atmosphere in the room. They are perfect for bedrooms. Place two mounted lamps on both bedsides and you will save space. It’s especially perfect for small bedrooms.
Wall lamps are a great solution for hallways, most for long ones. Placing a few wall lamps in a row will make the hallway classy. You can also place them on the wall of the stairway.
A perfect spot for the wall lamps in the living room is above your sofa. A nice combo is two lamps with a picture between them.
Floor lamps are an essential part of the decoration, especially in the living room. There are a few types of floor lamps: reading lamps, and ambient lamps. If you want to use a floor lamp for reading on your sofa, the perfect height is around 60 inches. When you sit on the sofa, the shade should be around eyesight level. Lighting for reading lamps is more direct than ambient lamp lighting. Ambient lamps provide lighting around the area, so it’s not focused on the specific spot.
Place the floor lamp in the room’s corner. Place a lamp near the sofa in the living room, near the dining table in your dining room, or on the bed in your bedroom. When we talk about materials, metal is a popular choice. It combines different styles. Another cool option is a floor lamp with a wood base. It goes great with a white or black lampshade.
If you want to make a reading corner, a floor lamp will help you a lot. Find a comfortable armchair and place a floor lamp there. With a few decors, you will get a reading paradise.
Desk lamps are a must-have in every workplace or study area, to protect your eyes. They help to focus more on your work and be more productive. It’s preferable to choose a lamp with a flexible arm. Then you can focus the light on the specific area.
Perfect light bulbs are between 60 and 80 watts. Don’t buy fluorescent lighting, because they don’t have a pleasant effect on the eyes. Choose warm and light tones. LED bulbs are also an excellent solution for desk lamps because they will save energy and they have modern designs though.
When we talk about style for desk lamps, a dominant trend this year is industrial style.
Choosing the right lamp is a slight change, but can implement the ambient nicely.