Decorating Ideas for Cool Floor Lamps and Table Lamps

Without proper lighting, even the most stylish space is incomplete. Every rooms needs a combination of general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting to set a mood and provide  sufficient illumination. Cool floor lamps and table lamps, which usually fall under the task lighting category, are especially important because they play a functional and decorative role in your home. Shape, size and style should be taken into consideration when choosing lamps to suit both your lighting needs and taste in home décor.
Complement your décor. Think of a lamp as part of the jewelry of a room. You need to select the right piece to complement the rest of the room. When choosing lamps, consider the style you are going for in your home. Is it modern, traditional or eclectic?
Sleek shades. If you are going for a contemporary or modern look, think simple and streamlined when choosing lamps. Currently in vogue are slim bases and drum-shaped shades like the Duet Floor Lamp by Adesso. These add drama and height to space without overpowering the other decor elements.
Timeless appeal. Shades that come with a tapered shade blends well with traditional décor. To create a look that is both classic and worldly, pair an antique ceramic lamp with a Chinese wall hanging and colorful Indian textiles.
Choose shades with flair. If you want to add texture or color to a room, an interesting lampshade should add the boost that you are looking for. Look for a shade with an interesting texture, decorative touches, or a bold pattern like the Walker Floor Lamp by Lights Up!.
Coordinate the components. When pairing a lampshade with a base, a good rule of thumb is to choose a shade that mimics the shape of the lamp itself. For a square base, try a square or rectangular shade. A round or drum-shaped shade works well with a round or bulb-shade base
Size it up. Just like anything else in decorating, you need to mindful of scale. Make sure that the size of your lamp is appropriate for its location. You would not want to put a huge lamp on a very small table, or a very small lamp in a large room. The shade should be one-half to three-fourths the size of the base.
Translucent vs. opaque. Another important factor in choosing a lamp shade is how much light you need the lamp to case. To illuminate an entire room or give light for reading, a translucent shade is a good choice. If it is just an accent piece, try an opaque shade like the Iron Lace Floor Lamp by Kenroy Home.
Proper placement. After choosing the right lamps, deciding where to put them is just as important. Generally, use floor lamps to illuminate corners and reading areas. Table lamps, on the other hand, are great for filling out the rest of the room.
Not only are lamps important to a well-lit room; they also make a big impact on the overall look and feel of the home. illuminate your space and amplify your style with these tips for choosing the right floor and table lamps for your home.


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