5 Tips For Lighting With Table Lamps

August 14, 2015

It’s back to school season already – where did the summer go?!
Time to check your task lighting and take advantage of Lando’s August special: 10% off of all regularly priced table lamps and floor lamps.

Table lamps are a great way to add lighting to any room but they’re also a great way to add a splash of design.

Here are our 5 top tips for accenting a room’s lighting with table lamps:

Kichler Dagmar Table Lamp

Kichler Dagmar Table Lamp

1. Mix it up:  adding colour and texture to a room is easy with table lamps

Like people, cars, and birthday cakes, table lamps come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.  Don’t get caught up with feeling that multiple tables lamps in a room have to match.  Matching table lamps can offer lines and levels, like framing a sofa, but mixing up it up opens a whole new world of design possibilities.

Table lamps offer the opportunity for you to play with a room’s style.  They can be used to bring out an accent colour used in other furniture or finishes in a room.  Or add texture and shape.  Mismatching table lamps are a great way to make a room more interesting and create character.  Fear not.  Mismatch away!

2. Set the mood: using table lamps for ambient lighting

Whether it’s movie night or time to sit down for dinner, table lamps are an ideal way to set the tone.

We sometimes get complacent and tend to flick switches, but lighting a room solely with table lamps, especially in the evening, is worth the extra little effort.  Ask yourself when was the last time you only had your table lamps on.  Did you notice the difference?  Ambient lighting is a great way to mellow the mood and get cozy.

3. Brighten and lighten

The great thing about table lamps is that they can fit almost anywhere.  When looking around a room, take note of poorly lit areas.  Can you bump up brightness with a table lamp?  Have you ever considered seeing if a table lamp could fit on your mantel?  On a table at the base of the stairs?

Keep this in mind:  Just because they’re called table lamps doesn’t mean they have to sit on a table.

4. Fun with fabrics: just because a table lamp came with a shade doesn’t mean you can’t change it

Yes.  I get it.  I’m suggesting you do away with your perfectly good, brand new, table lamp shade.

I’m not crazy.

I’m just creative!

Most people will be happy with their new table lamp’s shade.  That doesn’t mean you can’t change it. Or paint on it!  Or stencil on it!  Or… well you get the idea.  Let your creative juices flow.

5. Night time light time

Do you occasionally get up in the middle of the night?  Do your kids?

Table lamps, especially smaller ones, make great night lights.  Put one in your walk-in closet.  Or in the kids room.  No need to stumble through the night with the lighting family’s versatile, worker bee, the table lamp.

6. Bonus tip!

If you’re looking for the perfect table lamps for you home, don’t forget to stop by Lando Lighting Galleries in Brampton. We have the best selection of table lamps in the Greater Toronto Area!