Why We Love Accent Lamps
Accent lamps are a quick and easy way to add personality to a room. The shape and shade options of accent table lamps are usually more varied and colorful than those offered by task lamps or traditional table lamps, and they really give you the opportunity to design with unique flavor. Designer accent lamps are specifically designed to be decorative pieces of art that also happen to add illumination to rooms in need in an extra touch of light. Materials range from crystal to cotton and styles vary from contemporary to classic and traditional. And their portable design makes it easy to change up the look of your space anytime you want.
Where Accent Table Lamps Work Best
An accent table lamp works best for living room lighting, either in pairs on both sides of the couch or as single pieces on side tables and end tables. You can make your entryway's lighting more cozy by using an small accent lamp on a side table. It can blend in with your existing entryway decor and create an inviting presence. Mini accent lamps like the Glo-Ball Mini or the Dioscuri Table Lamp are the perfect options to show off your style as soon as guests walk in the front door. Use table accent lamps in the bedroom on both sides of the bed for individually controlled lighting when doing some late-night reading or simply as an added decoration. Accent lamps are ideal for adding a punch of color and for establishing your own personality in the home, so use them wherever a splash of style is desired.
An Accent Lamp for Every Style
Although most accent lamps are inherently modern, you'll find they are easy to introduce into homes following any interior design style. Be that traditional homes with class elements of decor or superbly contemporary spaces with modern furniture and lighting implements. In transitional spaces, Regina Andrew's accent lamps add a noticeably elegant touch that you'll be sure to appreciate. Contemporary spaces benefit from designs by FLOS or Kartell and look to Jonathan Adler's retro-inspired pieces to accommodate a mid-century modern themed room. Finally, if energy efficiency is on your mind, check out any of the LED accent table lamps.
Choosing the Best Accent Lamps
While this collection of lamps aim to accent your home's existing decor, you'll want to carefully review this assortment to choose the right lamp for your space. First, consider what size lamp will be best for the area you are trying to furnish. Identify the accent lamp's height, width and depth to gauge how it will fit in your home. You should also try to choose a lamp that can seamlessly blend in with your existing lighting and furniture by finding colors and finishes that match your color preferences. Or, if you intentionally want a fixture that stands out, choose a lamp with popping color and personality. Finally, look to the fixture's lumen output to determine how bright it will be and review its required bulb type to be prepared with the correct light bulbs. If you have any questions about the accent lamps featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Other Great Options
There are more ways than one to accent a specific area of the home. With a portable lamp in place, consider other ways you can introduce accenting sources of light to your rooms. In kitchens, illuminate your countertops with under cabinet lighting and check out the selection of picture lights for ways to highlight artwork and family photos in the living room or hallway. Outdoors, accent lighting is available in the form of deck and step lights that also add a noticeable element of safety to your exteriors. And finally, add a little character to your floors with an accent rug.