Table lamps are an easy and inexpensive of adding additional light to a lighting scheme for anyone just starting out to decorate a house or flat. Not only do they start at some very competitive prices, but often range in designs that can serve a purpose in any and all rooms around the home. Even when you think that at table lamp might have out stayed its welcome in a particular decor, especially after remodelling, you can always find a use for them. Whether it is a bedside lamp for a spare guest room or even additional task for a garage work bench, table lamps are perhaps the only form of lighting that can last a life time and become institutionalised within a family's treasure possessions.
Table lamps come in all shapes and sizes and not only are they vastly varied but they can also be matched with any other lighting in the room, from a pendant light in the ceiling, to wall lights and floor lamps. Table Lamps, more often, are very simple and take their design element from the shade, which can be as elaborate as you like. Base designs can also be equally assorted in simple and plain or elaborate artistic finishes. Glass is a very popular material used in the bases of table lamps these days and then the shade can almost look as though it is floating in the air.
Tiffany table lamps are a stunning way of lighting a very simply decorated room. Their rich colours and largely pictorial design, often featuring animals and flowers, make a really effective centrepiece in an otherwise quiet neutral setting. Tiffany lamps take their inspiration from the great French glass designer of the art nouveau period and although some of the designs have been brought up to date it is still the iconic dragonfly or peony designs which remain the most popular.
A table light can be used to enhance a particular piece of furniture and indeed a small table is often called a lamp table in auction catalogues, as its only real purpose is to hold a lamp. This looks very effective in a hall or if you have an 'L'-shaped room where the area is not used for sitting in as such but still needs some feature lighting. The great thing about table lamps is that they don't need any special preparation before you can use them. If you see one you like, just buy it, bring it home, put it on a table and plug it in. There can scarcely be a simpler way to give a room a lift at little cost and with no trouble.