The True Beauty of a Lamp
First, think about how dim your life would be without the table lamps, desk lamps and floor lamps in your home. And just like that, we’ve taken the first step to looking at lamps in a different “light”! However, the benefits of a lamp go beyond just light.
For too long, lamps have been the afterthought of home décor. “Well, it matches the living room furniture, so there’s that”. Or “we just want something small and bendy for the bedside table, maybe something that matches the bedroom furniture”.
Like most home furnishings, lamps exist for their practicality. If they didn’t light up a room or part of it, then why would we ever buy one? But, they are capable of doing far more than merely shedding light.
The Benefits of A Lamp To Elevate Your Home
By getting a deeper appreciation of lamps and lighting, you’ll be more informed the next time you look for “just the right lamp”.
- Versatility – Lamps come in a wider variety of shapes sizes and designs than just about any other piece of furniture in your home. And, unlike most other pieces of furniture, they can be moved and used anywhere in your home. You can even adjust the amount of illumination a lamp gives.
- Day & Night – While lighting up the night is their function, their form must be pleasing day or night. Lamps may be one of the only pieces of furniture that you choose more for form than function. A beautiful accent lamp does wonders in elevating the look and feel of any space.
- Direct, Ambient, Both – Another example of lamps’ adaptability to different situations includes their purpose. Many lamps, like a desk lamp, are chosen for their direct lighting, but spin the lamp head around, pointed at the wall, or at a piece of art on the wall, and suddenly it helps set the mood of the room.
Similarly, you might choose table lamps for their ambient lighting, but with a tilt of a lampshade, you have lots of light to read your book.
To find out more about form and function in your home furnishings, check out our recent post “3 Furniture Pieces that Combine Form & Function”.
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