Choosing Lamps For Your Bedroom

Choosing the proper lamps for your bedroom is not only a matter of taste, but it is also a practical matter. Having the right lighting in the bedroom can be very important to the mood it evokes. It is about more than merely having light in the room. It is about expressing your taste and make the atmosphere just right

When you are choosing the lamps for your bedroom, you have to be able to strike the balance between form and function. Here are some tips that will help you when you are choosing lamps for the bedroom.

 

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What will the Lamps Be used for in the Bedroom?

If the lamps are going to be the only, or main, source of light in the room, then you will want to make sure that you have at least one large lamp. A standing floor lamp is a good option. You can often find large lamps that can support a high wattage bulb, and that have several different settings so you can have more or less light as needed in the room.

You will also want to have some lamps for your nightstand. These lamps don’t have to be as large or as bright as the floor lamp. You will likely use these lamps only when you are reading a book or magazine in bed.

Where will the Lamps go?

Before you buy any lamp, you want to consider where they are going in the room. Make sure that the lamps you buy will have a long enough cord to reach the outlets. You also have to make sure that the table lamps will fit on your nightstand or dresser and still leave enough room for everything else you have on the stand. A lamp with a huge base might not be the best solution if you have a smaller table.

What’s the right style for you?

When it comes to style, you have quite a few options. You can find modern lamps with a sleek base and shade, traditional lamps, lamps with stained glass shades, and much more.
Match your lamps to the style of your room. A traditional, Tiffany-style lamp may look out of place in a sleek, modern room. Choose lamps with the same or similar materials as your furniture.
Remember though, that with many types of lamps, you can use the base of it and buy a different shade to go with it. Thanks to all of the options, finding something that will work in your bedroom should not be too difficult.

Consider the little things

You always want to think about the little things when you are buying a lamp. Things like, Perhaps the lamp is too tall for your bedside. Perhaps the lamp is too difficult to turn off when you are getting ready for bed because of the placement of the switch. Any number of things can cause you to dislike the lamp. Consider these things when you are buying your lamp, and even read some reviews to give you an idea of each lamp’s flaws.

 

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