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The table lamp is an absolute essential for most homeowners. It is small, delicate, and provides a much-needed contrast to conventional task based lighting. It also comes in a huge variety of different forms, shapes, designs, and colours. So, you should have no trouble finding a gorgeous table lamp that is a perfect fit for your décor, no matter which room you’re trying to enhance.

Check out this exquisite Paola Table Lamp 2 Light in gold leaf, for example. It has a classic appeal and an antique vibe, but it is also quite unusual. The sleek and slender frame would be a great addition to an office or sitting room. For a different kind of look, you could go for a table lamp with a rounder, curvier base or a simple, minimalist shade.

Either way, before you start shopping, there are some things that you should do to make sure that your purchase is perfect.

  1. Take Measurements

If you plan to position your table lamp close to a chair or other piece of furniture, you need to check what kind of height is required for it to stand above the object and shine out into the room. The Paolo Table Lamp 2 Light in gold leaf, for instance, is quite a tall fixture, but it’s worth finding out exactly how high your lamp needs to stand before buying one. The bottom edge of the shade should be just even with your cheekbones (while sitting) if you want to use it for an activity like reading.

  1. Identify Wattage Needs

Similarly, you need a table lamp that is going to look great and fulfil your practical requirements. A reading lamp should be slightly more powerful than a lamp that is used primarily for mood and soft illumination. A good example is this Lupin Table Lamp, which is low energy and designed to cast a delicate source of light. While it may be used for reading and other practical tasks, it is better suited to a more decorative purpose. You can, of course, combine task and mood lamps for a fully functional interior space.

  1. Think About Shade Size

If your new lamp is to be placed, as a decorative item, somewhere in the background of your office, bedroom, or lounge, you don’t have to put too much thought into the choice of shade; beyond picking a stylish one, that is. On the other hand, if you’re going to be using it for reading, writing, or other tasks, the shade needs to be positioned low enough to hide the bulb. Otherwise, you risk exposing your eyes to too much glare and this can cause headaches. This Akira Table 2 Light is a good example of a fixture with a low, protective shade.

  1. Pick the Right Supplier

The best way to ensure that you pick a great product is to buy from a reliable supplier, with a fantastic reputation. They only use high-quality materials and they’ll cover all of your purchases with a quality guarantee. This means that, if you’re not happy with how your table lamp performs, you are entitled to a refund or a replacement. All good vendors are happy to offer this assurance because they know that their lighting solutions are the best on the market.

For more help and advice on shopping for the perfect table lamp, click here to visit Abbeygate Lighting today. Here, you can browse the website and check out the Mantra lighting collection and a host of other great brands and lines