Lighting is very important to any room. With all the varying styles, it can be hard picking the right lamp for an end table. Here are a few tips you might find useful:
1 - Think of your lamp as part light, part sculpture/jewelry for the room. Your lamp needs to perform a function but should also look pretty!
2 - Think about what style you are going for. If your room is traditional, generally a tapered lamp shade tends to be a good option. If your room is modern, stick with a streamlined drum-shaped shade.
3 - Think about your lighting needs for the room. If you need a lot of light, don't pick a black (or really dark) shade, instead go with a lighter colored one to give off more light.
4 - Think about the scale of the table it will be sitting on. If you have a 'beefy' or heavy-looking end table, a small & delicate lamp most likely won't look right. Pick a lamp that is proportionate to the size of your end table and the surrounding furniture.
5- Don't be afraid to take home a few different lamps from the store. Keep the one that works and return the others! Just make sure you know the store's return policy!
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