Bedroom lamps serve many purposes, it all depends on what you need it for. For readers, it’s a more of a need that allows them to read books at night while laying in bed.
But there are also individuals who buy bedroom lamps mainly to decorate their space. And lastly, creating an ambient atmosphere when the bedroom lights are off is another popular reason as to why people purchase bedroom lamps.
Bedroom lamps are available in a variety of styles, designs and functions. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at these three purposes of bedroom lamps so you can decide which one is best for you.
Lamps for Reading
Perfect lighting along with functionality and practicality are usually the most important features of a bedroom lamp for readers.
The best lamps that cater to these needs are ‘swing arm’ lamps because they’re built to allow the lamp head to move independently of the main body stand.
While they can be used for reading purposes, they are perfectly suitable for many other tasks at night while in bed.
For example, you can use it for writing on a notepad or knitting an article of clothing. The swing arm component of these type of lamps make it easy to spot the difference between them and the regular lamps.
The swing arm component often have two horizontal bars (attached with a hinge) sticking from the lamp.
This allows it to swing 360 degrees and to reach out to a certain length (depending on the lamps design).
Lamps for Decoration
Style and design will likely be the key factors for those who are looking to purchase lamps solely for the purpose of decorating their bedroom.
Obviously, there are many styles of lamps out there and it’s almost impossible to pinpoint which style (let alone lamp) is most suitable for you, your sense of style and the look of your bedroom.
Despite what one’s personal sense of style may be, the quality of the lamp is another important factor to consider when decorating.
Obviously, the better the quality the more expensive it becomes so it’s important to have the perfect balance between the two.
To give the room a sense of warmth and elegance, I suggest looking at lamps with a nice bronze finish. They are often what vintage and antique lamps are made out of.
For the more modern rooms, I recommended looking for ceramic lamps (sometimes made out of ivory also) as they are more than perfect that style of bedroom.
Asian-inspired lamps (e.g Chinese and Japanese) are quickly becoming popular styles as they provide a real sense of culture and history.
These lamps consist of an inner steel frames that gives the lamp shade a distinct Asian-style look.
To Create Ambiance
The key to creating ambiance is to illuminate the entire bedroom to a certain degree without actually brightening it up completely.
As opposed to other types of lamps that are designed to light one particular part of the room only.
Natural ambiance in the bedroom can also be done using Asian-inspired lamps as their lamp shades are designed with that in mind.
But there are also many other styles of lamps that can achieve the same purpose, e.g. ceramic lamps or vintage lamps.
To give the bedroom a warm ambient feeling, it all comes down to the types of lamp shades and the material used for it.
For example, by using linen lamp shades, soft diffused lighting can be illuminated throughout the room in such a way that it gives a romantic atmosphere perfectly suited for a couple.
Or it can give a calm and tranquil feeling for relaxation or meditation. There are other types of shades to choose from that create their own unique atmospheres, such as white fabric and frosted glass.
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