How to choose the perfect lamp

When it comes to decorating your home, sometimes it’s the little details that count. A simple update in lighting can completely change the feel of a room, and provide the perfect finish you never knew you were missing until that moment.

So, what kind of lights should you get? It doesn’t only have to be magnificent chandeliers or eye-stopping pendant lights. Lamps, while understated, can bring a lot of value to your home when used right.

Let’s take a look at how to choose the perfect lamp for your space.

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First, find the spot and know what the lamp is for.

We know that impulse buying is sometimes unavoidable "truth"confession.
However, it may not be a good idea to buy the lamp before knowing where you want to put it in. Although you may still be able to fit the lamp in somewhere, it may end up being too big or short or dim or bright for the room.
Knowing where and what the lamp is for will help you greatly in getting the right one. For example, if you need a lamp for reading in bed, you need one that gives enough light. For home offices, go for table lamps with adjustable heads. If you just want to add a statement piece to rooms that already have other light sources, you are free to choose dimmer lamps that add to the ambience.

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Decide on the type and size of lamp.

Do you want a table lamp, or a floor lamp? Tall or short? Slim or wide?
To help you make the right decision, remember to measure the area the lamp is going to be put in. If you’re going for a table lamp, take note of the table height and width. If it’s a floor lamp for a corner of the room, measure the space available for the light.
For the ideal height, measure from the surface that you will placing the lamp to eye level.

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Play around with the style and design.

Whether you prefer contemporary or traditional, modern or classic, there are a lot of choices when it comes to lamp style and design! Before you become overwhelmed by all the gorgeous options, have a look at the décor of your room and find one that best complements it.

Having said that, you don’t have to limit yourself to a lamp that perfectly matches the furniture. Sometimes, a mismatched lamp can add a beautiful touch of quirkiness to the space! Just, don’t go too far. A dinosaur kids lamp on a clean modern shelf in the hallway may give your home a cute personality, but a futuristic lamp on an extremely classic Victorian table may look a little out of place…

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Experiment with colours… or not.

Most homes stick to a neutral wall or backdrop these days, which means you get to add a pop of colour with lamps! Some options, like the Sara Table Lamp, comes in multiple colours including hot pink, mint, yellow and blue. If you are after something with more glitter and glamour, you can try metallic ones like this copper floor lamp.
Or, if you are happy with neutral, understated beauties, you can still enhance the aesthetics of your home with these black or white lamps.

And with that, you are ready to transform your home with the perfect lamp for your space. Australian Lighting has a large range of table, desk and floor lamps to suit any preference and budget. Shop online or drop by our stores today!