Choosing the best lamp for any room in your home is sometimes a more difficult decision than one might first expect. The quandaries abound – to match or not to match, floor or table, how tall, what type of shade, color, and there are so many more.
Needless to say, a lamp can do quite a bit for any room, the light it casts is certainly the most important (which is much more flattering than overhead or fluorescent lighting), but the aesthetics of the lamp you choose says quite a bit about the owner and the tone that one hopes to create in any given room.
RealSimple shares a few great tips on how to choose a lamp that is proportionately perfect as well as pleasing to your unique eye. The article deals with height, base, positioning, shade, bulb and style, so if you're not one hundred percent sure about what you should be shopping for, click here.
And to demonstrate the powerful mood a lamp, or two, can have on a bedroom, foyer, living room or office, scroll down for a handful of beautiful images.
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