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January 4, 2011

A Perfect Match

Choosing the best lamp for any room in your home is sometimes a more difficult decision than one might first expect. The quandaries abound – to match or not to match, floor or table, how tall, what type of shade, color, and there are so many more.

Needless to say, a lamp can do quite a bit for any room, the light it casts is certainly the most important (which is much more flattering than overhead or fluorescent lighting), but the aesthetics of the lamp you choose says quite a bit about the owner and the tone that one hopes to create in any given room.

RealSimple shares a few great tips on how to choose a lamp that is proportionately perfect as well as pleasing to your unique eye. The article deals with height, base, positioning, shade, bulb and style, so if you're not one hundred percent sure about what you should be shopping for, click here.

And to demonstrate the powerful mood a lamp, or two, can have on a bedroom, foyer, living room or office, scroll down for a handful of beautiful images.


Images: (1) Source (3) Source (4) Source (5) Source (6) Source (7) Source (8) House Beautiful – Slim Paley’s Beach House (9) Kelly Wearstler’s Living Room (10) Source (11) Source (12) Source (13) Source

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At January 4, 2011 at 3:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lamp on the first pic is just stunning, oh I'd love to have the money one day to decorate from choice and not budget!

At January 4, 2011 at 5:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! what a wonderful way to dress up a room!This is the one of my dreams...

At January 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

i bought the prettiest pair of lamps on sale the other day. the base is silver, with stacked glass bulbs for the pole & white shades. SO PRETTY. What does that say about me? lol im actually pretty distracted by the beautiful rugs in these pix! thats what i really need now. . .

At January 4, 2011 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Lamps are always the hardest part of a room for me....there are always so many amazing choices!!!

At January 9, 2011 at 8:33 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Anonymous - the golden duck footed lamp is very appealing actually. Thanks for sharing. It would most certainly be a fantastic conversation starter at parties. :)


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