There’s nothing quite so attractive as a room lit by the warm, comfortable glow of a table lamp. Positioned on low sofa tables, on shelves, a chest, or a sideboard, a table lamp can be used to illuminate a collection, brighten a dark corner, or provide a pool of light for reading. Table lamps come in all shapes, sizes and styles, so it is easy to find something to suit your room. Lamps beam light downwards and sideways. Wide-based shades are typically standard with most lamp styles. They are useful if you want to light a table top, or a corner.
Different Lamp Styles:
Table lamp styles with conical shade beams light down, adding instant interest and comfort to a corner. This type of light is the ideal way to illuminate many things. A collection of small boxes, plates or figures arranged on a table, or even on a display cabinet. The perfect bedside lamp beams light over just half of the bed, so that one partner can read while the other sleeps. The lamp should be tall enough so that the light falls in exactly the right position for reading but not so that the beam hits the reader in the eye.
As pictured to the right, this Uttermost table lamp is from our showroom
A vase-shaped lamp washes light over the wall and ceiling. This results in an attractive way to show off a painting or an interesting architectural feature. A tall standard lamp looks best in a corner or behind a chair. A lamp with a traditional shade, or a shade which covers the top of the bulb, beams down, giving a comfortable pool of light just right for reading.
A floor-standing spot-lamp looks can look great behind a display of plants so that light shines through the foliage, throwing delicate leaf shadows on the ceiling and walls. Before you buy lamps, look carefully at socket positions. You can place lamps anywhere. You may need to install extra outlets however to position them in the ideal place. Trailing cable is dangerous and tucking cable underneath a carpet or rug can cause a fire. Always have new sockets installed by a professional electrician.
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