Estate sales often produce some of the most horrific lamps you can imagine, and also some of the most interesting. I'm a big antiquer myself and spend a lot of time looking over some of the strangest lighting options known to man. Like the "legs" lamp in A Christmas Story these lamps can get pretty off the way. However, every so often you run across that beauty that you can't pass up.
First, one must consider the room that the lamp is going to be put in. Decide whether it is the bedroom, the living room or any other room in the house. Also, one must clearly understand the function of the room that the lamp is going to be placed in. The colors of the room also matter a lot in choosing the right style. With checking all these factors one has to see that the following steps are followed. The first thing is that you must know where to position the lamp in the house. Certain positions in the house require different lamp styles.
Intelligently selected and installed lamps are capable of do wonders with any bathroom. Lamps in combination with additional lights can create a quiet corner of the room for board games. lamps in the shape of a woman or a flower vase will make room in the bedroom of Princess, and lamps unique form of musical motifs can be used to create colorful and unusual living for a family of musicians.
The most common variety which has halogen bulbs cannot be right for everyone. These bulbs can be very bright and tire the eyes. These are definitely not recommended for the children. They cannot study for long hours without the eyes getting droopy and tired. Some times the glimmer and flicker of long use of the halogen lamp can be another strenuous factor to the eyes. This kind of light is very focused only on the text that is being read. The other areas of the desk remain dark, unless the other light is on in the room. When one is looking for desk lamps, the main issue is the bulb and the light it throws on the study material and work at hand. The design and features come second. The utility stands over the décor part.
When looking at antique lamps make sure you check the condition before even plugging them in. The trouble areas are generally at either end of the cord. Frayed or even slightly nicked cords should not be used. If you are not confident as to whether they are safe or not, do not plug them in! If you do not feel qualified to repair the lamp, find a professional to do this for you. Most likely they will do it for the cost of a cord or very cheap.
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