By Deniece Charbonnier. Lamp. Published at Saturday, March 03rd, 2018 - 11:14:14 AM.
Antique Lamps can be found with various antique dealers and are sold in either 'restored' or 'as found' condition. The lamps are restored by polishing, burnishing or replacing some parts and not by interfering with their vintage value. Catalogs of the antique lamps in stores can be found online with the complete description and historical significance. Prices depend on the vintage value and rarity of the design and art- work on the lamp.
A lamp's maximum wattage is also important. Typically, a reading lamp should be 150 watts or more. Safety is also a prime concern. Ensure that the bottom edge of the shade hides the lamp's bulb socket when the lamp is seen a few feet away. This will reduce the potential for glare.
However when you use unusual materials you will also create different types, sometimes unusual also, of lamp shades, this is particularly true if you choose to possess unique lamps. For example, wall-mounted sconces might be shaded with a punched tin rectangle that will create dazzling designs of light on the reverse wall. Library table lamps, on the other hand, could truly use classical green lamp shades, whilst delicate, handmade lamp shades may cover small, metal lumps.
Aside from providing proper room lighting, lamps also serve as room decor. Whenever you buy lamps, always think of where it will be placed and in which room will it belong to. The design of the lamp shouldn't go against the room design; instead it should complement the room color and even the different furniture around it. The right lamp will definitely blend in properly in the room. Either these lamps complement the room, or become the highlight of the room, always choose a product based on aesthetic value and quality.
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