Your guide to buying lamps

Choosing your table lamp

The right lighting can instantly transform any room in your household, adding a warm and wonderful glow to your home. From living rooms to bedrooms and hallways, table lamps from Homebase are a great way to add the finishing touches to your perfect interior design scheme.

Whether you’re going for classic, contemporary or eclectic, the right table lamp can add warmth, brightness and depth to any room regardless of its size, and will help you to achieve the look you’re after.

10 steps to achieving the right ambience in your home with table lamps

1. Add depth to your home

From adding a decorative focal point, to creating practical task lighting, carefully placed table lamps are a great way of adding depth and atmosphere to the design of any room.

2. Creating a welcoming ambience

Table lamps generate subtle, glowing pools of light, and when used wisely can make your living room, bedrooms and dining room feel warm, welcoming and cozy.

3. Consider your space wisely

If you’re planning on putting a table lamp on a specific table, it’s important to carefully consider the size of the lamp. As a general rule, the bottom of the shade should be no higher than eye level when you’re sitting at the table, or it may look out of place.

4. Choose the correct style of lamp

Table lamps come in all varieties, styles and shapes – and whilst you want something that fits the style of your room, it’s also sensible to think about the practicalities.

For example, if you’re placing lamps between two chairs in a dining room or sitting room, it’s best to choose those with thin or transparent bases, so they don’t cut off the room and block your line of sight.

5. Match the table lamp to the room it’s going into

When choosing a table lamp, think about where it’s going to go, and the overall style you’re trying to achieve. At Homebase, there are a huge number of different styles, colours and finishes to choose from, so you’ll definitely be able to find something that suits your home perfectly.

6. Mix and match

Remember, lampshades and bases are sold separately – so don’t be afraid to experiment, mix and match, until you create an individual lamp that perfectly fits your personal style and will look fantastic in your home.

7. Create a coordinated lighting scheme

A little planning goes a long way.

Try to resist the temptation of rushing straight out to make a purchase - think about styles, colour, fixtures and layout beforehand. Creating a mood board will help you to decide between the different options.

8. Lighting effects and brightness

Different styles of lamp and lampshade will offer provide different effects and different levels of illumination. Think about the mood you wish to create and choose a lamp that will help you to achieve this.

9. Choose the right bulbs

To create a welcoming ambience in the home, choose a bulb that emits softer, warmer light. If you’re looking for task lighting, for your home office or study, then it’s usually best to go for a whiter, brighter bulb.

10. Choose complementing accessories

To create a feeling of harmony in the home, why not create a coordinated lighting scheme with Homebase’s wide range of matching table and floor lamps?

How to choose the right lighting?

Lighting can make or break the mood, which is why it’s important to get it just right. Having a range of different lighting options in each room will enable you to switch between light and bright in the morning to softly lit and relaxing in the evening.

Are table lamps suitable for home offices and studies?

Yes, absolutely. Table lamps and desk lamps offer the kind of low lighting that is ideal for lighting specific areas. Opt for LED desk and table lamps for a powerful light that uses less energy.

The right lighting and the right lamp can instantly transform an entire room, creating a warm and wonderful atmosphere throughout the home.

Why not take a look at Homebase’s wide range of lighting options today?

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