4 Great Work Lamps for your Study Space

Some useful advice on lighting and decorating your work space.
4 Great Work Lamps for your Study Space

Last update: 15 November, 2018

Work lamps have become one of the most popular and practical objects in our homes. You can have one on your nightstand, on your headboard, in the kitchen or even in the living room.

However, when we think of work lamps, we always imagine them on sitting on a desk in a study. With their bright, clear lights, they allow you to illuminate your desk without the light hurting your eyes.

As you will see, work lamps are one of the most versatile objects you can have in your home. They can be adjusted so you can direct the light exactly where you need it. Plus, they’re not too expensive, so you can afford to buy some more expensive energy-saving light bulbs. And considering how much time we spend sitting at our desks, this is a great advantage.

In today’s article, we’ll give you some ideas on how you can illuminate and decorate with work lamps, so you can give a breath of fresh air to your study space.

Top tips for choosing your work lamp

The first thing you need to consider when it comes to buying a desk lamp is what size you need. Bigger isn’t always better, especially if your office is a little on the small side.

  • Make sure you choose an adjustable work lamp. This is really important, as it will allow you to direct the light where you need it most. However, if it’s adjustable, you need to make sure that it’s easy to move it, as you’ll probably be moving it around a lot.
  • As for the light itself, make sure that it has a focused rather than a diffused beam. This means that you need to make sure that it’s powerful enough. If your desk is near the window, we’d recommend that you place your light opposite this natural light source. That way, there won’t be any annoying shadows. If you usually work on a computer, it’s better to place the light behind it, so that there’s no reflection on the screen.
  • The best light bulbs for work lamps are 100-watt bulbs. Try not to choose a white light, as they can be uncomfortable on the eyes if you’re working for long periods of time.

There are so many different styles of desk lamp on the market that you’re sure to find one that will match the decor in your home. They come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes, but the most popular desk lamps on the market at the moment are industrial-style metallic lamps. They look great with almost any decor and will add a special touch to your home.

Adjustable work lamps are the most practical on the market.

Work lamps for your study

1. The anglepoise lamp

The anglepoise lamp is a classic and traditional design. You’ll find it on desks all around the world – especially now that vintage and retro styles are so popular.

You can have them on your desk, in your study, in your office, or even on your nightstand. They have a clear, focused beam which will allow you to perfectly illuminate the area, without the light being too strong or intense.

This type of adjustable work lamp was created by designer George Carwardine and they’re still being produced today. Carwardine took inspiration from the human arm to create a lamp that could be adjusted to point in almost any direction. This is a lamp that will never go out of style.

The popularity of classic work lamps has increased with the rise of vintage and retro styles.

2. Floor lamps

Floor lamps are perfect for smaller spaces where you don’t have room for a large table.

You can place your floor lamp to one side of the desk, and position the head of the lamp so it’s as close to your workspace as possible.

You can find them in all different sizes, styles, and colors. The most common are metallic, black and gold lamps. These are the best lamps for minimalist or Nordic style homes, as their stands are usually understated and discreet.

Floor work lamps will help you save space.

3. Clamp spotlight

This type of work lamp is one of the most practical you’ll find on the market. As the name suggests, they have a clamp which allows you to attach them to any part of your desk.

You can also attach them to a shelf if you have one near your desk, rather than the desk itself. You can even fix them to the window if there’s something you can attach them to. Plus, you can move them wherever you want, whenever you want and for whatever you need them for.

As you can see, they offer so many possibilities, which is why they’re the most versatile of all the desk lamps you’ll find on the market.

Work lamps with clamps can be attached anywhere in your study.

4. Fixed wall lamps

These lamps look great with industrial style decor. They have extendable and adjustable arms and come with fixtures which allow you to attach them vertically to the wall.

With this lamp, you’ll be able to perfectly illuminate your workspace, and you won’t need to worry about how much room it’ll take up on your desk. As well as illuminating your room, it’sll also give it with an avant-garde feel.

Wall work lamps look great in industrial style homes.

As you can see, there are many different types of desk lamps which are perfect for your study. Now you simply have to decide which one will work best with your room.