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How to use table lamps to create the right atmosphere in your home

Table lamps are a highly decorative and useful light source that can be used in almost any room in the house, but how and where you choose to use them around your home can have a big impact on the atmosphere you create.

Here are a few expert tips to help you create the right mood in your home when using table lamps.

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Choose your light temperature carefully

You might have noticed that many of the lightbulbs on offer on our website come in a selection of colour temperatures, and this is to help you to choose the right mood-enhancing light colour for your particular needs.

If you want to place a table lamp in a study, home office or on a bedroom desk to provide exceptional levels of illumination for work purposes, choose from a cool white or natural daylight colour as this will help reduce eye strain and provide crisp light that aids concentration.

For relaxation areas such as lounges or bedside table lamps, a warm white shade offers a more subdued light temperature that’s perfect for winding down after a busy day.

Brighten up dark corners

Where you choose to place your table lamp is equally important when it comes to creating ambience. If you are seeking a warming glow, don’t be afraid to place a small lamp in a bookcase or underneath shelves if you would just prefer a welcoming and warming light source.

However, if your aim is to increase the levels of light in a room and brighten up any dark spaces, steer clear of placing your lamp under any objects that stop the light reaching the ceiling as this can stifle the beams of illumination offered by the bulb.

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**Sensor lighting **

If you work during the day and want to walk into a welcoming and well-lit room without having to remind someone to switch your table lamp on, then the new innovations in sensor lighting could be exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Available in a wide range of styles and colour temperatures, sensor light bulbs are designed to automatically switch themselves on when the available light in the space they inhabit become too dark and will also turn themselves off when the light levels reach a certain level, perfect for illuminating the home even when the family is out.

Created by Daniel Shakles on 17th October, 2019


Daniel Shakles

Daniel Shakles