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Traditional Lamps for Living Room, Bedroom, and Office: Warm, sumptuous, elegant, charming – are some of the adjectives that describe the Traditional style. This term loosely refers to all styles that were developed prior to the Industrial Revolution that expressed a European or Oriental aesthetic. Traditional table lamps and lampshades embrace ornamentation and fine craftsmanship. Also included here, the Transitional style combines features of both the Traditional and Contemporary styles. FineHomeLamps.com offers Free Shipping, No Tax – on all our products.
Traditional style interior design is still one of the most popular styles. It embraces order, symmetry, and proportion. Over the centuries, many different variations of Traditional style have emerged. Styles range from being very formal and ornate to more casual and simple. Today, there are traditional lamps available to suit most any taste.
<<< To the left is the gorgeous “Christopher Lamp 65481″ by Frederick Cooper. The 33″ tall lamp features a lovely mercury glass base with brass accents. The black lampshade is 19″ wide at the bottom, so you will need to set on a table that is at least 19″ deep front to back.
How to Determine the Best Height for a Traditional Table Lamp
The general rule of thumb for determining table lamp or bedside lamp height is that the lamp should measure between 58-64 inches in height – from the floor to the top of the finial. Subtract out the height of the table on which it sets to determine lamp height. If your table is 30″ in height – you would be looking for a table lamp that is between 28-34 inches in height to the top of the finial.
However, when choosing bedside table lamps, you probably want to stay in the middle to shorter range of the height spectrum – unless you have a very large bedroom. If you have a very small bedroom, you may want to choose a lamp slightly shorter than the overall 58″ height to top of finial. Today, bedside lamps are commonly taller than in the past.
Lampshade Size and Shape for a Bedside Lamp: The shade should never be larger than the table. If your bedside table is narrow in depth, the front to back distance, you may need a lamp with an oval or rectangular shade. Avoid placing large lamps on small tables, and conversely, small lamps on large tables. The lamp and table should balance each other nicely.
As with any style, do not rely on just your Traditional table lamp to light your room – whether it’s a living, dining room, or bedroom. Use a variety of table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, and/or ceiling lights. Use dimmer switches to give you options depending on activity and time of day or night. They allow you to set the mood in your room.
Traditional Lamps on Sale at Fine Home Lamps – If you want to get a good idea how any of our affordable or high end Traditional lamps will look in your home or office, check out our Free Visualization Service. You may also want to call us for best price. We offer top name brands at discount prices: Uttermost, Wildwood Lamps, Chelsea House, Decorative Crafts, and Frederick Cooper.