Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lamps: My Top Must-haves in Home Accessories

Lamps add to the allure of your home:  they can be works of art in their own right; they decorate a room and provide a delightful conversation topic for guests. 

Lamps are the most adaptable and flexible form of decorative lighting, offering illumination at levels comfortable for reading.  With lamps you will be able to add a bit of subtle ambiance to your space which then will become the focus of your room.


Lighting plays such an important role in decorating your home. Consider your lifestyle and that of your family plus the activities that take place in the room before choosing where to place a lamp: 

о   Make lamps part of the colour scheme in the home but if in doubt then choose simple shapes with neutral colours.

о   Locate lamps near seating to allow you to read comfortably i.e. position a floor or table lamp next to a sofa, chaise lounge or armchair. 

о   Place several lamps in the room and use mirrors so they can reflect the light while creating an illusion of depth. 

о   Stack books, magazines, or flat accessories on a table, and then place a table lamp on top. This will add a greater sense of dimension to your table and dramatically improve the mood and tone of your room.


With lamps you are able to create different atmospheres, so either be it a romantic, reflection or even a room set for contemplation, with such selections on the market today you are sure to find something to suit your taste.


If redecorating a room, you don’t have to purchase new lamps if they don’t go with the new décor just replace the lampshades. Lampshades come in a variety of different shapes, textures, and materials. 

Lampshades designs are extremely important design elements in our homes; they will add colour, texture, and pattern to the room. Either be it plain and simple, ornately designed or made by yourself I am sure you will have great fun choosing them. 

If you want to have a go at decorating your own lampshade then here is a link to help you do it.

Don’t be afraid to experiment!
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  1. Such an essential part of planning and often just considered an after thought. Good post, xo

  2. Hi Kelly thanks for your comment, I wonder when are people going to realise how important lighting is. I went to a restaurant the other day and the lighting was just so bad that made the rest which had been done up recently look so dull.