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Lamps To Add Beauty To Your Home

Decorating your house or apartment is exciting, but it can be a challenge too. You need to consider several things: design, style, color, and price point for every single furniture piece, rugs, and accents to even lighting. When it comes to lighting, any home is incomplete without a lamp. A nice LED lamp can add beauty and make the space livable. With a plethora of options available, navigating and choosing the right one can be easy with these tips and tricks.

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Choosing Right Lamp’s Height

Table lamps are usually between 24 and 31 inches high. Shorter ones work well in the bedroom while taller ones find their way in the living rooms. A thumb rule for the right height is that its bottom should be at eye level so that you can enjoy reading under it.

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Choosing Right Lamp’s Width

Your lampshade shouldn’t be wider than the table it is placed on. The footprint of the base is also important to look for taking into consideration what other accent pieces you wish to place beside your lamp.

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Replacing a Shade

The shade is the first thing on the lamp that wears out. While replacing it, ensure that the new shade looks good and fits the base perfectly. The shade’s width should be twice the widest part of the base. Vertically, it should cover the switch and let some neck part show.

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Translucent Vs. Opaque Shades

If you want more ambient or reading light in a room, choose a table lamp with white or light-colored fabric shades. While, if you wish for a dramatic and darker effect in the room, black opaque shade is the best choice.

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Lamp As Design Element in a Room

The lamp isn’t always meant to provide light, if it looks good and you love its design or color, use it as a unifier of the room design. Choose the color that complements your drapes, throws, etc.

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Updating an Old Lamp's Look

To get a different and an upgraded look, you can change the shade from time to time. Check for lamp fittings. Many shades have a spider fitting with a little hole in the middle that sits on the top of a harp while in the other fitting, the shade sits on the hardware attached to the bulb's base. There are some smaller lamps with clip-on shades that sit right on the bulb.

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