The choice of your table lamp may sound easy but to be able to get the best and make the best out of your money, it is important to consider some guidelines when you buy your lamp. Your choice can depend on the style of your console table and the style of lamp that is appropriate for the table. It is important to know the specific purpose for using the lamp. Will this be for task lighting like reading, sewing or other work? Will it be for creating a romantic ambiance or a sophisticated and classy look or mood? Will it be used to create an accent in one specific area of the room? When you know the answer to the question on the purpose of your table lamp, the next steps will be very easy.
You can choose a buffet table lamp that has a slender, sleek and sophisticated appearance. A buffet style lamp is used for moderate lighting and is best for lamps in pairs or groups. This is best for solid, high quality wood console with doors.
You can also choose a rustic looking and warm mood lighting table lamp with earth tone. This is best for traditional, dark-colored half-moon console table that can be from 16 to 28 inches long. If your room has a rustic color scheme, this kind of lamp will be best for you.
Accent table lamp is good to provide a direct lighting to a specific corner of a room or to provide focus for a particular furniture piece. Give that special accent to your best decor through a lamp sitting on a high quality wood console table. You can also use it beside picture frames or your favorite books.
Your table lamp can be a great conversation piece when you have carefully chosen the style and theme that goes with the console table. Always consider the size and the color and make sure that they match. It is not good to have a big lamp standing on a small console table. The accent or the purpose of elegance and great look may be defeated.
If you are meticulous and you want the best fit for your console table and room, the best thing to do is to measure the table and approximate the best lamp that can stand on your console table. Use a tape measure for this purpose. Measure the diameter or area and the height of your table and when you shop for the matching lamp, always have this size in mind. A good guideline for the height of your table lamp is that guests should not be able to see the bulb when they sit beside the console table.
The color and theme are also factors that you should consider when you shop. A touch of your home motif should match an accent of your table lamp. The colors of the room, table, and lamp, should compliment and provide an accent that will be attractive and elegant.