The proper use of lighting in decorating and home staging is very important and can be a little tricky.

There are a lot of choices in lamps – table lamps, floor lamps, rope lamps, chandeliers, lanterns, and pendants just to name a few.  You may be thinking how much of an effect can a light fixture really have on a room? Well the answer is ALOT!

The lighting of lamps really puts emphasis on the mood of the room and enhances it by illuminating other elements of the room. When picking the perfect lamp for a room you must take into account the activities that take place in that room, the decor, and the colors.

Table Lamps

Table lamps have a feature that no other lamps have – portability. They are also known as task lamps, usually found in an office or a library.

The good thing about table lamps is that their meaning is flexible. You won’t only see these lamps in a work related atmosphere, but they are also used in bedrooms, living rooms, dinning rooms, etc.

Ambient lamps and accenting lamps are more for a decorative touch rather than actually being used. This is where lamps shades come into play if your looking to add even more of a mood to the room with lighting. Depending on the exact mood, color and use for the room, the lamp shades will help add a personal touch.

Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are a wonderful source of ambient light. Usually floor lamps are used to highlight a particular area of a room to make it more present.

Are you looking for a bright cheery mood for a room?  This is where a floor lamp come in handy. With the light emitting through the tops of the lamps, it gives the illusion of sun coming into the room. And who doesn’t love that bright sunny feeling?


Chandeliers are very versatile when it comes to decorating a room. With so many options you can find a chandelier to go with almost any room if that is the type of look you are into. Glass chandeliers can be displayed in a kitchen or dining room to put a sophisticated classy touch to the atmosphere. For an outside covered porch, an artsy or creative room, or a room with a lot of plants, a wire chandelier will put a vintage touch in that area.

There are some wonderful and affordable selections of both traditional and contemporary lamps available to fit and room and any budget! You can begin your search here!  Happy shopping!



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