A table lamp with a shade is both functional and very fashionable. It differs from other types of lamps in that it is intended only for local use: it illuminates only the surface of the working area. Such a lamp consists of fittings, a light source (light bulb) and a lampshade that scatters light and protects the eyes from bright rays of light.
Features of the
This type of device has a number of unique distinctive features. Firstly, it is a stylish and fashionable appearance, as well as its variety. Today, there are so many different table lamps with lampshades on the furniture market that every buyer can choose something even for the most unusual interiors. These models are produced in a variety of colors and shapes.
The second distinctive feature is the lampshade itself. It would seem such an insignificant detail, but it is he who helps to keep vision and eyes healthy, even with a long time of work under the light of the lamp. In addition, the lampshade is a very creative detail that makes the lamp even more beautiful and stylish.
In addition, a table lamp is a very fashionable, compact, easy-to-use thing. It is difficult to do without it in a house or apartment.
Table lamps with lampshade come in many different types. They are distinguished by design, functionality, type of light bulb and type of power source.
By design, they are either classic or designer. Classic table lamps are the models that we are all used to imagining: fixtures, lampshade and a light bulb inside it. Designer models are all sorts of specific and non-standard models, which today have become not so difficult to find on store shelves.
As for the functionality of lamps, there are two types of them: designed for desks and decorative. From the names themselves, it is easy to guess that the first type can be actively used in work, while the latter are used in the interior purely as a decor item.
The bulbs used in the manufacture of the structure are also different. Firstly, these are most often traditional incandescent bulbs that emit warm light and get very hot. Secondly, these are halogen models. They have a strong diffuse glow and are harmless to the eyes. The third type is luminescent, they are energy saving and heat up little.
Finally, the last division of table lamps is by the type of power source. The first type is standard battery-powered lamps, and models with a rechargeable battery also belong to this group. The second type is network, working when connected to a network. Finally, the last variety is touch-sensitive table lamps, which have recently gone on sale.
Table lamps with a lampshade come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, styles. They also vary in size. Today in the furniture market, manufacturers offer consumers a huge number of different sizes of table lamps. This is undoubtedly one of the most important factors when choosing a given thing, on which a lot depends.
There are both very small designs with a small lampshade, low, and large, tall, impressive models. The recommended table lamp size is approximately 35 to 40 centimeters high.
There are a huge variety of lamp sizes, but it is worth remembering that the main thing when choosing it is the correspondence of the size of the product to the space of the room, its style, the size of the table or cabinet, on which the object will subsequently be installed. These factors should always be taken into account.
There are also a very large number of materials that are used in the production of table lamps:
The most popular is fabric. It is used to make lampshades. The fabric can be used very different: it can be silk, and linen, and satin, taffeta and even leather. The main condition for the material is the ability to transmit light through itself well, for example, thin cotton does an excellent job
The huge advantage of fabric lampshades is that it is easy to find the right material with any color and design. This greatly simplifies the selection of such a product that would fit well into the interior, especially if it is unusual.
Sometimes you can decorate the lampshade. For example, buy or make your own knitted cover for it. This will add coziness and home warmth to things. Such a cover can be very easily crocheted or knitted on your own. This exciting and rewarding activity will not take much time, but it will bring a lot of benefits to the interior.
Its base is also made of different materials.
There are several types of table lamps with a lampshade: with a glass base, as well as with a ceramic one
These table lamps are very durable and look stylish and fashionable. Products from various types of ceramics (organic or inorganic) always give the interior of a room a special comfort and warmth. They look very solid and stylish at the same time.
Concerning glass bases, this option is quite unusual, but it looks, nevertheless, insanely stylish. Best of all, a lamp with a glass base will fit into the interior in a modern, light style. She will never look boring and ordinary
Another non-standard material is bronze. Table lamps made of this material can undoubtedly be called an elite piece of furniture. They will perfectly fit into refined, luxurious, rich interiors. Bronze products are not cheap, but worth it
Timeless classics are wooden table lamps… This option is very standard and simple, but, nevertheless, such a product will help to give a house or apartment an indescribable harmony and refresh the interior
The materials used for the manufacture and decoration of table lamps with a lampshade are huge. Choosing something for yourself and your home will never be a problem.
As with any decor, table lamps come in a wide variety of shades. But the choice of the color scheme of the product should be taken with a certain degree of responsibility, since an incorrectly selected color can instantly spoil the entire appearance of the room.
Lamp with green shade suitable for bright interiors, interiors with pinkish tones and simply calm and harmonious rooms. Avoid choosing a lamp with a really flashy ultra green color because it can be distracting, especially when working
Lamp in brown will suit any classic interiors, strict and conservative. The situation is the same with black. Also, a lamp with a black shade or base will fit well in a minimalist interior or in a room where white shades prevail to give contrast. White models are perfect for painting almost everywhere: both in a classic interior and in an ultra-bright one
Yellow and blue models suitable for rooms with wallpaper in calm, pastel colors. Also, these colors go well together, even, for example, on the same product. A model with a pink shade will fit well into the interior, for example, in pastel yellow
Model with a bright red shade or a base suitable for adding contrast to a calm, bright room. A lamp with a beige tint, on the contrary, will look favorably against the background of a bright interior and bright wallpaper
In various rooms
It is no secret that such a versatile, functional item as a table lamp will be useful in almost any room, in any room in the house. The two main “habitats” of table lamps are, of course, the living room and the bedroom.
For bedroom classic versions of lamps with a lampshade are perfect. Pay attention to the models in soft, pastel colors and soothing shades. Bedroom furniture should not be too "flashy" in appearance, it should be pleasing to the eye and not annoying
Living room - this is the "highlight" of any house, apartment or summer cottage, and in its interior you can prove yourself one hundred percent. For the living room, both table lamps with a lampshade of classic designs, shapes and models, as well as the most unusual, fashionable and non-standard ones, are suitable. A glass lamp, for example, will perfectly fit into a living room with an unusual interior. The colors should be selected in accordance with the color scheme of the entire room, as well as based on your own preferences: whether you need to make the lamp an element that will attract the eye, or, on the contrary, make it as little noticeable as possible
To the children's bedroom you can also buy something special, unusual. This can be a lamp in the shape of a cute animal or, for example, a table lamp on which a favorite character of the kid is drawn. Pink, purple species are perfect for a little princess's room, but for boys, they usually buy goods in colors such as blue, gray, green. The main thing for a lamp designed for a child's bedroom is bright, even light and ease of use
For different styles
A table lamp is not only a very useful attribute, but also fashionable. It would seem such an insignificant detail for a room, but it can both transform the entire room and its interior, and spoil the whole look with its annoying color or ugly shape.
For classic interiors standard lampshade designs are suitable. A lamp of the correct straight shape with a size of about 35 to 40 centimeters is considered a classic. The colors that you should pay attention to in this case are beige, brown, pale green. Such a lamp will blend well with the appearance of the room and will not attract unnecessary unnecessary attention with its pretentious, distracting appearance
An unusual kind of design is retro lamps… Such a product has its own unique charm and looks very aesthetically pleasing. Retro table lamps include such designs and models as Edison lamps, as well as products with rough designs and a kind of antiquity touch. Such a little thing is suitable for people who love to ponder and also for those who simply adore things in retro style
To vintage lamps in the style of the USSR The Kremlin lamp, unusual in its form, also applies. It has a strict, restrained design. It is perfect for a strict interior in soft colors
From the same series - antique table lamps. This can be, for example, designs with a peeling paint effect.
Pleated lamp in light, beige, faded and pastel colors it will look very good against the background of soft-colored wallpaper, as well as next to similar furniture. Of course, this type of table lamp will be combined with pleated curtains. Together they will create a harmonious duet
Faded, not too interesting interiors can save lamps with various bright decorations on them. These include products with multi-colored or solid fringes on the lampshade, as well as decorated with flowers. An ornament made of beads and beads will also look very original on the lampshade. By the way, you can easily do it yourself on a ready-made table lamp.Such an unusual design item will be able to transform the interior of the room beyond recognition
Unusual shades a variety of bright colors will look very cute in a living room with a minimalist style or, for example, in a child's room. They can be periodically changed after purchase, picking up new colors and even shapes
A non-standard option is a vase-shaped lamp. It can be made, for example, from glass, porcelain. Glass lamps come in many different shapes, such as floral, like a rose or a violet. They will look insanely beautiful in the evenings, especially in complete darkness.
How to choose?
Choosing the right, suitable lamp is usually not difficult. On the furniture market today, you can find models ranging from the cheapest to exclusive designer ones. In the production of tabletop devices, many different schemes, styles, materials are used.
In order to choose the right product, it is worth deciding on the room in which it will be located, the quality of the emitted color, the design, and the dimensions of the table lamp. The design should be chosen based on the interior of the house and your own preferences. Even if it will be impossible to find a lampshade that matches the color or pattern, you can always sew a cover for it yourself, choosing the desired shades, patterns, ornaments.
It is also worth paying attention to the manufacturer of the product. Before buying, you should read the reviews about the manufacturing factories and carefully compare the prices of the products.
How to update?
Sometimes a table lamp loses its original appearance, it becomes less attractive in appearance and functionality. Making a lamp yourself is problematic, but don't buy a new one right away.
Lamp restoration is not that difficult. You can fix broken frame parts or a torn lampshade with the help of materials at hand. If suddenly the appearance of the product is completely boring to the eye or just bored, you can use a technique such as decoupage, or start decorating the lampshade and base.
It is a very interesting and creative process that does not take too long and brings amazing results.
Another unusual way to decorate is to sew a lampshade cover. It can also be linked. This process is not only beneficial but also very pleasant and soothing.
You can find out how to sew a lamp shade cover in the video below.
You can also paint the lamp. This can be done with its base. This will require special paints, brushes and some artistic skills, or just stencils. With the help of the latter, even a child can paint a lamp in his own room. This will make the product unique and individual.
You can find out more in the video below.
How to change?
From time to time it is required to replace a light bulb in a table lamp with a lampshade, as it naturally tends to burn out. In some cases, replacing a light bulb yourself will not be difficult, but there are such designs when it is not so easy to replace it.
First of all, regardless of the design of the model, it is worth disconnecting the lamp from the power supply. Then carefully unscrew the lampshade, if necessary, and grasp the bulb with your hands. To remove the lamp, twist it counterclockwise. Clockwise, then you need to screw a new bulb and check if it is working.
It is important to find the right bulb in the right size and power. It is also strongly recommended that you follow the precautions not to insert your fingers into the cartridge, even if you are sure that it is turned off, since there is always a risk of getting an electric shock, which is very dangerous.
There are many different uses for table lamps in the interior as a decoration.A lamp with a fabric shade is a great way to "dilute" the appearance of a room, to make it fresher, more interesting, harmonious and unique.
One of the most unusual and non-standard models of table lamps are the already mentioned Edison lamps. They look minimalistic and very retro, but this makes them unique in their own way. Edison's lamp will look great in combination with many other similar devices, it does not matter whether they are of different designs or not. They can decorate the wall, creating a kind of Christmas garlands, or set such a composition on the table.
An interesting and non-standard solution would be to decorate a long and wide black lampshade with various stickers, clippings from fashion magazines, and hand-made inscriptions. This lamp is perfect for a teenager's room. They just love to get carried away with decorating things and giving them their own unique style. Such a table lamp will always remind you of some pleasant events in life, attract the attention of guests and simply please the eye and cheer up.
A large-format large lamp painted in a bright monochromatic color, placed in the center of a long glass table, will look elegant and stylish. She will be able to dilute the conservatism of the interior and external appearance of the room, give it style and make it less ordinary. However, it is worth experimenting with such things with caution: there is a high probability of spoiling the appearance of the room, since the lamp may look too "flashy".
Ecostyle is a trend that is gaining more and more popularity today. Very unusual and beautiful are those objects that are made precisely in the form of tree branches, animal horns, decorated with cones and artificial leaves. Ideally, such a thing will look in the country, as well as in a cozy living room with a fireplace, textile carpets, and lots of wooden furniture.
The device on elongated legs will be quite neutral and minimalistic. At the same time, it has a non-standard appearance and will add some "zest" to the room. A bedside table will be a good place to place it.