Ester Hudson Table Lamp September 14th, 2018 - 03:54:26
Location: The table lamp should not block a view in get in the way of conversation. If a lamp is on a table between a sofa and a chair, consider a thin or transparent base so sight lines and conversation flow freely.
Next you need to note the height of the lamp. You don't want it to be so short that it isn't able to appropriately light the area. At the same time, you don't want to have the light so tall that the bulb blinds those sitting near it every time they look towards it. A general rule of thumb is to measure where your ear level would be when sitting or standing by the lamp (whichever would be appropriate). That is the right height for the lamp.
Lighting can have an enormous effect on mood, as has now been proved scientifically with the emergence of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) as a major mood disorder linked to low winter light levels. With that in mind, it makes good sense to ensure that light levels in your home are adequate and responsive to various situations. Whether your taste runs to modern, traditional, or a happy mixture of both, table lamps will help you to control light levels in your home easily and with style.
Bulk: If the table lamp needs to assist in visually anchoring an area - then a lamp with more bulk or visual weight such as a pottery jar lamp may be the most appropriate. Table lamps should not compete with the overall design of the room - rather compliment it.
Choosing a lamp that is the same style as the rest of the room can make a strong statement about that particular style. On the other hand, mixing styles can add an interesting complexity to a room. Contemporary or modern style lamps can be successfully introduced into a traditional setting. Conversely, a traditional style lamp can look very nice in a contemporary or modern setting. However, when mixing styles, it is usually important to make sure that there are some other unifying accessory elements in terms of style.