Decorating with Lamps

A living room with an interesting table lamp.



The importance of lighting


Too often lamps become an afterthought to a decorating project when we’re exhausted from planning other details. In reality, they’re the perfect finish to a room because they create a feeling of warmth and atmosphere. It’s important to focus on lamps for a beautifully completed room decor.

Function is definitely key to selecting lamps since different types of lamps and light bulbs provide various qualities of light. Work with a pro to help plan your entire lighting scheme, which often includes recessed lighting, hanging lights, lamps and more.

The style, color, shape and materials of a lamp should complement the style of your décor. Lamps may add a distinctive touch that stands out and becomes a focal point, or they can fit into the background. The choice is yours. A lamp can be traditional or modern, masculine or feminine, and embellished or clean in look.

A bedroom with a table lamp that adds glow to the room. Shown with Solera Soft Shades, available at Time For Blinds in White Lake.
Lamps add a feeling of warmth and atmosphere to your home.



Lamps add beauty and function


Think of all the places you can add a beautiful lamp:
– A dining room buffet
– A foyer console table
– A bedroom nightstand or dresser
– An end table or side table in the living room or great room
– The vanity in a powder room
– The desk in a home office

Of course, not all lamps perch on a table-like surface in your home. Floor lamps add a beautiful mix, sitting next to almost any piece of furniture in almost any room. Just remember not to put your floor lamp too close to passageways.

Focus on updating your lamps this season to create a brilliant fashion statement and additional lighting.

A living room seating area with interesting floor lamp between two easy chairs. Shown with Vignette Modern Roman Shades, available at Time For Blinds.
Floor lamps can be placed next to almost any piece of furniture.