Ambient lighting can sometimes be overlooked in a home and we tend to think spotlights and ceiling lighting. Table lighting, however, covers all three areas of practicality, ambience and style.
Tips for choosing your new lamp...
1. Before you make your purchase, choose where you are placing your light first. Check the exact height at which it will sit, as well as its distance from the wall, sofa, or bed. Don't forget to check the width of the shade too as this can have a big impact on the feel of your room. As a general rule of thumb we use and recommend to our customers at Grandad's Shed, pick a lamp where the bottom of the shade is at your eye level when you are seated or resting. This tends to be the most practical and aesthetically pleasing for most homes.
2. Another quick trick is to measure the table height and width to check your lamp fits properly. It should be no more than 1½ times the height of the furnishing it sits on, and the lampshade shouldn’t overlap the table. This means your lamp will not dwarf your table; both lamp and table can sit together in harmony.
Pendant LightsPendant lighting is now very popular and generally, ceiling lights tend to be rather unattractive and often overlooked. We want to make a real feature of every piece of furniture, accessory and lighting in your home. Contemporary, Traditional, luxurious and classic are just a few styles that we offer.
Pendant lights have the power to really transform your room. Hanging pendant lights or a chandelier in your bedroom is a great way to add not only light but beauty and elegance. A hanging bedroom light can provide ambient lighting or add a focused spot of light for tasks such as reading. Typically seen in kitchens and dining rooms, hanging lights may seem unconventional in the bedroom, but homeowners are increasingly finding them the perfect way to add light and art to their personal space.
With so many beautiful options to choose from, picking out a pendant light can feel like a complete minefield. Trying to find the balance between modern and sterile, whilst staying consistent with your room theme. Who would have thought it would be so difficult to choose lighting!? I can certainly help narrow this down for you with the use of my expertise and some fantastic catalogues showing lifestyle room sets to narrow down the look you are wanting to achieve. We will even photoshop the light into a picture of your room so you can get a real feeling for your new light.
If you are interested in adding some new lighting into your home, feel free to give us a call or visit us in store for some expert guidance in lighting up your home in a way that is tailored to your requirements.