Lighting up your space with the right lamp

Lamps are a well-known design element when decorating and personalising your home. With more and more focus on sustainable living and efforts made to reduce environmental impact has naturally influenced the design world. If you are in the market to buy a new lamp or bulb for your home, check out Tala – a lighting brand that combines beautiful design with sustainable bulbs. See more here.

Depending on a lamp’s design and the light output, you can alter a room’s mood to fit your preferences. Lamps come in a variety of designs, styles and types. So how do you select the right one? Deciding on a lamp is much like choosing an outfit – it has to fit the place and occasion, draw attention without being overwhelming, and compliment the wearer.

When choosing a lamp

Whether you are looking for the right lamp to hang over your dining room table, a stylish desk lamp, or a decorative element for a side table it is important to keep a few things in mind when shopping.

First of all, what are your lighting needs? You may have fallen in love with an absolutely beautiful dining room lamp that checks all the right boxes, but none of that matters if the lamp only offers dim lighting. Dim lighting is great for giving a room ambience and to add cosiness, but not ideal if you want to see what is on your plate at dinner time. The right lamp should both be functional and appealing to the eye.

Jazz up your home

Secondly, you should consider the style of the room when selecting a lamp. Lamps are not only necessary elements in the interior design of a home, they can also be incorporated to add a decorative element while providing necessary light. A lamp will probably be in your living space for a long time to come. That’s why it’s important to consider its contribution to the room’s overall style. The right lamp can add texture and depth to your décor, and enhance the overall style of your home. However, if you choose a lamp that doesn’t match with the rest of your space, it will draw attention away from an otherwise beautiful room.

Size matters

Finally, and perhaps an obvious point, it is important to select a lamp of the right size. Don’t fall hopelessly in love with a lamp, only to discover once you get it home that it doesn’t fit its intended space because it’s too big. Do your homework before going shopping, and measure up the space you need a lamp for to avoid the heartache of returning an otherwise perfect lamp.