added by stfisher
(12 days ago)
Know the right way to choose a table lamp. I don't hold to many established design rules, but I do believe that you should not be able to see the neck of the light bulb, or the lightbulb socket, from a standing or seated position. If you do, the lamp is probably too tall. The glare of a bare bulb isn't pleasant for anyone.
I think tall table lamps give a room a bit of elegance. The beautiful cream-colored table lamp shown here is larger than you might expect for a delicate side table, but it works so well because of its classic shape and neutral color and the general eclectic chic of the room. If you see a large lamp base that you absolutely love, then I say buy it! Get a shade that will allow for the bulb to be covered, and you're good to go.