How to Choose the Right Table Lamp for Every Room

There is a table lamp for every room. Keep reading to find out which lamp should go where.
How to Choose the Right Table Lamp for Every Room

Last update: 09 December, 2018

If you’ve ever tried to buy a table lamp, you’ve almost certainly been plagued by doubts as to which was the right one. There are so many different types that it’s difficult to know which is best. Next, we’ll help you learn how to choose the right table lamp for every room.

From the cheapest to the most expensive, every type of table lamp comes in a whole range of different prices. It all depends on the design you choose, the material they’re made from, and the finish.

The flexi table lamp – children’s bedrooms

The youngest members of your family will need a powerful bedroom table lamp that emits a bright light. This will make those long hours studying and doing homework a little easier. They will need a well-lit room so they don’t strain their eyes.

The best table lamps for children’s bedrooms are flexi lamps. They’re perfect for time spent studying at a desk, and there is an infinite range of models on the market.

We recommend that you choose a flexi lamp so that you can direct the light wherever it is needed most. This also means that you can turn the ceiling light off and, by pointing it towards the ceiling, use your table lamp to illuminate the whole room.

Among the many different types of flexi table lamps on the market, you can also find some that come with extra accessories:

  • Flexi lamps with a storage compartment in the base. These are perfect for keeping paper clips or tacks which are so easy to lose.
  • Flexi lamps with a USB port. These are some of the most modern designs on the market. They allow you to charge your cell phone while you read or study.
  • Flexi lamps with alligator clips where you can keep memos or post-its.
The flexi table lamp is perfect for a children's bedroom.

The dimmable table lamp – adult bedrooms

If there’s one thing that no nightstand can do without, it’s a bedside lamp. Everyone is different, so the table lamp you choose will depend on what you’re going to use it for. Some people like to read every night before they go to sleep; others do work on a laptop, while some buy lamps as predominantly decorative objects.

If you like to read in bed, but you also like to be able to turn out all the lights to create a more intimate atmosphere, your best option is a dimmable lamp. With just one lamp, you’ll have a whole range of brightness levels for your room. These lamps have a regulator to increase or decrease the brightness of the light, so they are perfect for almost any situation.

All you need to do is turn the switch to create a warmer, more relaxing atmosphere, and turn it back again for a brighter light that you can read or work by.

These lamps are also great for people who share a room. The light is often one of the main sources of arguments between people who share a bedroom. One person wants to sleep, while the other needs to do work. By regulating the intensity of the light, you can create an environment in which both people feel comfortable.

The dimmable table lamp is perfect if you share a bedroom.

The decorative table lamp – living rooms

Some table lamps are actually great decorative elements. Their design, material, and finish mean that all eyes will be on them. The best place to put this kind of table lamp is in the living room. Plus, this type of lamp emits a softer glow which is perfect for watching TV or relaxing after a long day at work.

Obviously, decorative lamps are usually more expensive than the other lamps we’ve discussed in this article. Here, you’ll find some examples of truly beautiful decorative lamps that you can find on the market at the moment.

If you decide to buy this type of lamp for your living room, it’s best to place it somewhere obvious so it doesn’t get overlooked. Don’t hide it away in a corner or somewhere it can’t be easily seen. It would be a shame if such a beautiful object went unnoticed.

A good place to put lamps is on a coffee table next to your sofa or on your dining room table. Try out lots of different places so you can find somewhere your lamp looks great.

Place your decorative table lamp in your living room where everyone can see it.
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