To design a home lighting plan is never an easy task. Other than choosing the light fixtures perfect for your home, a right lighting plan that fulfills your general lighting needs is also an important aspect of interior lighting design. We need ambient lighting to provide overall illumination and to substitute for natural light. Accent lighting sets the mood for the space and highlights architectural features or important artworks. Task lighting helps us to do specific jobs such as reading, studying, or working in poorly lit areas. When it comes to task lights, a table lamp is a great lighting solution to add to your lighting design.
Being small, portable, and easy to use, table lamps offer both practicality and aesthetics. They are awesome additions if you are considering a unique way to add some flair to your spaces. You can utilize table lamps to exude evener light rays throughout the room. A table lamp sheds light to create an intimate conversation space, an inspirational workspace, and a cozy nook for reading, all at the same time. Check out our roundup of some table lamp lighting ideas that are easy on the eyes.
Table Lamp Lighting Ideas for Your Living Room
1. A White Lamp Imparts a Muted Style
Being fashioned from acrylic, the white table lamp enhances the playful touch of the eclectic living room. Boasting a semicircular lampshade, the light fixture generates an understated look in the space. Its rounded shade serves as a light reflector and creates a charming light effect. Its solid stem and base keep the lamp standing on the table stably. With a muted color, it stands out against the orange-brown table while partnering perfectly with the white walls. The lamp, the wood furniture, and the wood floor in orange-brown keep the bold colors of cushions, containers, and the area rug in check, so that the living room doesn’t appear too loud.
2. Mismatched Table Lamps to Showcase Your Individual Style
A dual of table lamps flanking the fireplace add a pop of elegant style to the living room with their cone shades and sculptural stems. Sporting a pleated accent, their fabric cone shades in beige send out a refined touch to the space. Another pair of table lamps are placed on the tables beside the taupe sofas. Their fabric drum shades repeat the pleated accent of the lamps flanking the fireplace. The floral pattern on their exquisitely glazed ceramic bodies is voiced by the area rug and the gray-and-white cushions. The baby blue walls, the blue accent in the artwork, and the blue-and-white furnishings make for a visually soothing ambiance for a happy gathering.
Table Lamp Lighting Ideas for Your Dining Room
3. Cylinder Lamp Shades Add a Touch of Whimsy
A duo of table lamps being placed on the cabinet easily steal the show with their white fabric lampshades. Their elongated cylinder lampshades add a touch of whimsy and a bold decorative detail to the dining room. The white lamp shades go well with crystal chandelier’s beige candlesticks, the white wall, the white drapes, and other white furnishings. Their teacup teal ceramic stems bring just the right amount of intense color to the room along with other containers in the same color. Serving as task lights, they emanate subtle light rays for dinner time. These luminaires contrast the tortilla dining table, tortilla wood floor, and the chocolate cabinet and bring an interesting touch to the room.
4. Bright-colored Bodies Capture the Eye
The table lamps on the console table beside the wall emit a gentle glow to complement the four-light chandelier. They can also highlight the features of the artworks on the wall. Being fitted with linen fabric shades, they add a hint of rusticity to the room. The latte fabric shades blend perfectly with latte upholstery of the chairs, the walnut table, the dandelion cone shades of the chandelier, and the gingerbread wood floor. These luminaires capture the eye of all visitors with their bright-colored bodies. Their rounded cerulean stems add a vibrant twist and offer an organic aesthetic to the interior along with the red flowers and the green plants.
Table Lamp Lighting Ideas for Your Bedroom
5. Opal Glass Lamps Add Zing to the Room
A pair of table lamps standing on the nightstands flanking the bed provide soft light rays for your bedtime reading. They consist of cylinder white bases crafted of resin and oval opal glass shades supported by brass arms. Their lovely appearance provides a surprising twist and dramatic decorative impact to the room. The white table lamps’ rounded accent appears in the bulbs of the sputnik chandelier. Its brass finish works beautifully with the botanical pattern of the wallpaper, the chandelier, and the tortilla wooden furniture. The turquoise blue bedding, the sky blue background of the wallpapers, and the orange shades give the space a feeling of relaxed beach style that makes the room a great retreat to unwind.
6. Paper Artworks are Instant Eye-catchers
The bedroom gets its unique character from a duet of table lamps that show off the exquisite workmanship of paper artworks. Supported by tripods, the circular paper lanterns standing on the nightstands make the room fizz with their tangerine finish that are also suggested by the nightstands and the wood floor. They emanate a softer and more subtle glow to the entire space without any glare. Featuring a blue accent, the light fixtures bring out tones from the black-and-blue cushions and the blue color blocks in the artwork. The white wall and the bedding in white and taupe serve as a neutral base for the calming blue color to pop.
Table Lamp Lighting Ideas for Your Home Office
7. A Shiny Finish Ties the Space Together
The table lamp on the desk flaunts a mini spherical lampshade that is voiced by the floor lamps beside the armchair. Another table lamp on the sideboard supplies a dash of drama to the home office with its circular metal base topped with a square fabric lampshade. Its square element is matched by the pendant light consisting of a few interlocking squares. Both table lamps are showcasing a brass finish. A similar hue appears in the floor lamps, the shelf, the chair, the pendant light, the picture frames, and the sideboard pulls. The lamps’ shiny finish ties the space together and brings a ton of texture to the home office. The cerulean armchair and the artworks introduce a few doses of bright colors into the space.
8. Brass Cone Shades Elevate The Decor
A pair of lamps shine in this mini home office with their shimmery color. The light cast through their cone shades is gently muted, which reduces glare and eliminates harsh shadows. The brass finish of their cone shades is also carried by the wall light. Their cone shades and the wall light’s trapezoidal shade play with geometry and shapes and add a touch of modernity to the space. Being finished in bronze, the table lamp stems coordinate with pendant light, the chair, and the blinds. The corn yellow sofa, the mauve walls, and the light fixtures bring intense colors to the home office and lift the palette to a higher level of sophistication.