Adding a table lamp to any room in your home can add a wonderful spot of accent to brighten it up. Table lamps come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes to fit any interest you might have or any decoration scheme. Below there is additional information offered for your evaluation.
If you are going to purchase a table lamp, it is important to first line out what coloring and kind of furniture that you have in the area you will be installing the lamp. These elements affect the kind of shade and style of base that you will choose. To make selection easier, many stores offer you the option of picking a base, then offer a variety of shades above to choose from in several colors. The sizes of shades can range from tiny to large, depending on your lighting needs.
When choosing a size, pick what will fit best in the space you have. For a dorm room, a smaller, single unit table lamps will be sufficient and safer than a larger one that can be easily turned over. These smaller styles are very reasonably priced and come in a great amount of styles. If you are wanting a larger, fancier table lamp your local lighting store will have a wide selection. Tell the salesperson what you are looking for and the design of your home, and they can help you pick out the right one for you.
To save money on electricity, it is recommended to use the newer, more energy efficient light bulbs that are available. These have begun to drop in price as they are coming more into common use, and are a wise investment for their long life and the amount of money that you save on your electric bill each month. Another tip is to put these on a power strip with nearby electronics that can simply be shut off with one button for additional savings.
Safety is extremely important with table lamps, especially when deciding where to place it and its cord. The cord should be firmly plugged into the outlet with the cord extended behind a piece of furniture. This way, none of the cord is hanging out where people can trip on it. If you have pets, such as a cat, that might like to chew, you should put a small length of PVC pipe or other covering over the cord so that the animal cannot chew on it. Also, make sure that the base is securely set on a surface so that it cannot tip over.