Lamps are for more than just lighting;
they add beauty to a home.
A beautiful selection of lamps will light up your decor.
Lamps are not just for lighting; they add a finishing touch of style to most any room. Often lamps are an afterthought to a decorating project when, in fact, they can be the perfect fine tuning for a room, creating a feeling of warmth and soft mood.
Of course, function is key when considering lighting for your home. That’s why it’s best to work with a expert who can help you plan your complete lighting scheme, including overhead lights, recessed lighting, lamps and more.
As far as lamps making a fashion statement, they should complement the style of your décor, either blending into the background or adding a distinctive touch that stands out. Lamps can be simple or ornate, masculine or feminine, traditional or modern. And there are so many choices in shape, size, color, material and shade style.
Think about adding lamps to create both a fashion statement and additional lighting:
Next to a sofa or easy chair
On a nightstand or dresser
Adorning a dining room sideboard
Atop an entry hall console table
On or near a desk in a home office
Up on the fireplace mantel
Even on the vanity in a powder room
To add a sense of symmetry, use a pair of lamps on a buffet table, nightstands, or side tables on either side of a sofa. You can create informal symmetry by placing a table lamp on one side of a sofa or bed, and a floor lamp on the other.
Focus on lamps this fall to create more intimate and engaging rooms.
© 2016 Hunter Douglas