Before you go shopping for lamps to accompany your living space, there are a few simple things to consider. Table lamps have some clear advantages: they are a functional, easy-to-install-and-use lighting source; they can deliver a bright light or a softer mood light; and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your lifestyle, needs, and decor.
With thousands of styles of table lamps on the market today, finding your new lamp will be a fun and easy experience. Read on for some tips on types of lamps, some of the most popular styles of lamps, and some new and improved features that you might want to consider looking for in your new lamp.
Interior design experts all have their own opinions on how to light a room. Some suggest taking the length of your room times the width and multiplying by 1.5 to determine the wattage needed. Others suggest dividing the wattage among smaller lamps and unevenly and spacing them around the room. This is all very helpful, but what about the fun? Lava lamps, oil lamps, and fiber optic lamps can add a touch of whimsy and delight to any decor.
"Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful," William Morris, leader of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, once said. A well-decorated home can be wasted if light isn't carefully chosen for each room. Designers today continue the very important craft of illuminating homes by offering stunning replicas of yesterday's lamps, as well as contemporary and traditional designs.
If you live in a dorm room, a small apartment, or a big house, you need one thing no matter what, and that's a floor lamp. They can be placed in any part of a room, they are easily moved around, and they provide essential lighting to rooms that don't have natural light or other fixtures. Read on for more tips and information about purchasing a floor lamp that will work for your home.
"Beauty for the everyday objects," the Art Nouveau movement sang out through Europe at the ending of the Victorian era. In the late 1800s, artisans were striving to elevate everyday objects with just as much integrity and vision as a painter would devote to a painting. Another important event occurred in during this time as well. Edison invented the filament light bulb, providing a welcome alternative to gas and oil lighting. Somewhere in New York, Louis Comfort Tiffany was paying attention.