While it’s furniture that helps you settle in, the lighting is the final touch your space needs to truly feel like home. Your choice of lighting can make your interior shine, both literally and figuratively. And no lighting fixture is as necessary to a home as lamps if you ask me. Because they have a compact size and come in an array of shapes, colours and textures, interior lamps can jazz up the aesthetics in any room. So, whether you’re looking to adorn your bedroom, living room, or hallway, here are some suggestions on selecting the lamps that best suit your taste and lighting needs.
Complement Your Look
Before you start shopping for anything new, take a look at your existing décor. Interior lamps should always reinforce the style and feel of the room they are in. For instance, a delicate lamp with a crystal or ceramic base can add a soft, feminine touch to a room. On the other hand, a heavy lamp made of marble or solid wood can convey a more masculine feel. If your space is decorated in a traditional way, use vintage lamps made of bronze or brass to complement the décor. Modern interiors might require sleek, minimalist models with a silver body or wooden Scandinavian-style task lamps.
Pick the Right Size
When it comes to properly designing a space, scale matters big time. But when it comes to choosing lamp sizes, things can get a little tricky. First of all, you want your lamp to be appropriate for its location. For instance, a very small lamp will get lost when surrounded by décor pieces that are much larger. The simple rule is that the lamp should be the biggest item on the surface it’s placed on. But a massive lamp would look out of place on a small side table, so you need to be careful of that as well. Besides being proportionate to their surroundings, interior lamps they also need to be the right size for providing you with comfortable and functional illumination. For instance, a reading lamp should be higher than your eye level for you to be able to comfortably read.
A neutral backdrop with colours like grey, beige and brown tends to dominate in most modern homes. With that being said, lamps in bolder colour can be the perfect opportunity to add a lovely touch. But if you want to be on the safe side, you can always choose a traditional lamp with an opaque shade that has a classic elegance you can never go wrong with. In any case, you’ll always be able to change things up. As lamp shades are usually detachable, you can simply switch out the old piece with a new one whenever you feel like adding a fresh pop of colour to your space.