Why We Love Console Lamps
Too tall to be a table lamp, too short to sit on the floor. Console table lamps sit somewhere in between the two, with slender proportions ideal for placement on narrow console tables and cabinetry. Such proportions lend these lamps a svelte sense of gracefulness. Also called buffet lamps, console lamps range from curvy and traditional pieces to clean, statuesque contemporary lighting. As such, the selection of console table lamps will complement and illuminate a wide range of design styles.
Where Console Table Lamps Work Best
Console lamps, also commonly referred to as buffet table lamps, make ideal supplementary light fixtures in a kitchen or dining room, adding another layer to the design and light established by an existing chandelier, pendant or wall light. In dining rooms where this particular style of accent table is used to highlight food items or decorative accessories, you can shine a much-needed bit of light with the help of a console lamp. In the living room and in bedrooms where a TV console table is typically present, this style of table lamp adds vertical dimension to the console cabinet or entertainment center. Finally, in the entryway or foyer area, a console lamp works great on top of the table where you drop the mail, keys, etc. It can provide illumination for a table that acts as a catchall and it also immediately makes a statement as soon as guests walk in the front door.
Console Lamp Ideas for Every Style
Not only is a console table lamp a well-chosen addition for dining rooms and living areas for its added illumination, it's also an easy choice of lamp to add to almost any interior aesthetic. Here you'll find buffet lamps designed to blend in a range of spaces ranging from traditionally decorated living to living rooms full of modern furniture implements. George Kovacs is a go-to choice for console lamps to fit in among traditional and transitional homes. These lamps feature colors and finishes that are most appropriate for traditionally decorated dining rooms. Wrought iron designs are perfected by Hubbardton Forge and look to Visual Comfort for elegant, contemporary options. Lastly, if you appreciate energy efficiency in your dining or living area, check out the LED buffet lamps available.
How to Choose the Best Console Lamp
As a portable and highly versatile choice of lighting, introducing a console table lamp to your home is relatively simple. However, you'll want to be careful to choose the right size for your console table. Begin your search by measuring the buffet table or accent table where you plan to place the lamp and then review the sizing options available, keeping in mind dimensions like height, width and diameter. You'll also want to take note of the size of the lamp's shade. With a size in mind, finding the best console lamp will be much easier. Next, refine your choices by the colors and finishes that are most appropriate for your home. And finally, remember to check the lamp's required bulb to be prepared with the right light bulbs when it arrives. If you have any questions about the buffet and console lamps featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
If you love this selection of table lamps, then you should get them something for them to sit on! For the proper presentation of your new console light, check out the collection of long and lean console tables from Gus Modern or the contemporary console cabinets from Blu Dot. With the right surface to place one of these lamps on, you'll create a well-rounded look for your rooms. And be sure to see the complete assortment of desk and table lamps to see more portable lamps you can introduce to your living room, bedroom, office, entryway and even outdoors on the deck or patio.