admin. Interior Design. March 19th , 2018.
There are some important things to take into consideration when buying desk lamp. One of them is the height of the lamp. Follow the general rule of thumb as your guide: The bottom of the desk lamp shade should be of the shade eye level as you sit next to the lamp. The same applies when you buy desk lamp with USB port, so you can still enjoy your reading time by the light without the annoyance from seeing the glaring bulbs.
Next is to take into the width of the lamp into account. For aesthetic purpose, the lamp shade is ideally not wider than the width of the table where it sits on. Therefore, it is always recommended to measure the table top surface where the desk lamp is going to be put on, and then make a comparison with the diameter of the widest part of the lamp shade. Consider the footprint of table lamp base too, as well as other object you may wish to place on the table aside from the lamp itself.
Mostly, the desk lamp you buy already comes with matching lamp shade. Even so, it does not mean you cannot buy one or two for replacements. Ideally, the width of the shade is about twice the width of the base’s widest part. The shade also needs to cover the switch, but it is supposed to let a small part of the neck of the base seen.
When it comes to choosing the right shade for your desk lamp, appearance is not the only important aspect you need to keep in mind. Consider the purpose of the table lamp too. If you wish the lamp to offer a lot of ambient light in the room as well as reading light, table lamps with white or light tone shades will suffice. On the other hand, black opaque lamp shade can make a suitable choice for a darker and dramatic effect in the room. The last choice is also appropriate for a library when the light is to focus on the book or work being done near the fixture.
You don’t have to use only a series of desk lamp with similar lamp bases. In fact, in a larger room, using multiple table lamps that are varied in base types can add visual interest to improve the room. Even so, to add a cohesion and unified look, top all of the table lamps with lamp shades in the same shape.
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