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Table Lamps Buying Guide

Table Lamps Buying Guide - Discover the top five features to consider when buying your next table lamp.

What materials, colours, finishes, shades and additional features to consider?

29 Jun 2020

How to choose the best table lamp? Read our in-depth buying guide for table lamps. The complete Table Lamps Buying Guide.

What table lamp material should I choose?

You can choose table lamps that are made of several materials including:

  • Metal table lamps are durable and very stylish and don't fade;
  • Glass table lamps are available in white or bright colours and ideal a bedroom or hallway;
  • Wooden and Bamboo table lamps with natural colours can suit any home in several colours and sizes make a beautiful addition to a side table;
  • Aluminium table lamps are luxurious pieces crafted to make an impression;
  • Bronze table lamps are ideal for coffee and side tables and come with a bronze finish lending a smart finishing touch;
  • Marble table lamps are clean and sophisticated and perfect for both modern and traditional interiors, to lounges, hallways and bedrooms
  • Nickel table lamps offer a modern and unique style to any room;
  • Copper table lamps give a warm and unique finish in your home;
  • Brass table lamps are statement pieces on a sideboard;
  • Ceramic table lamps are elegant, tactile and very sturdy;


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Which table lamp colour should I choose?

There are several colours of table lamps you can choose from:

  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Clear
  • Pink


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What table lamps finishes are there?

There is a variety of finishes available for table lamps, including:

  • Ribbed
  • Polished
  • Brushed
  • Mirrored
  • Stained
  • Textured
  • Stacked
  • Etched
  • Tapered
  • Glazed


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What type of table lamps shades can I buy?

Table lamps shades come in several colours and materials:

  • Materials of Table lamps shades:
    • Velvet table lamp shades look very luxurious
    • Silk table lamp shades create a statement light in your home
    • Linen table lamp shades are understated and smooth
    • Fabric table lamp shapes are lightweight and make a beautiful addition to a side table
  • Colours of Table lamps shades:
    • Natural
    • Blue
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Lilac
    • Orange
    • Grey

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What other table lamp features should I consider?

 Other table lamps freatures considerations should be:

  • Sizes of table lamps vary from small, medium, large and oversized;
  • Locations for table lamps include living room, bedroom, hallways, kitchens, lounges, nursery;
  • Furniture suitable for table lamps consist of console tables, coffee tables, side tables, hallway tables, sideboards;
  • Bulbs for table lamps come in several varieties, LED light bulbs, Halogen light bulbs, CFL light bulbs;
  • Styles of table lamps are quite varied but the main ones are country/cottage, tiffany, mid-century modern, contemporary and industrial;
  • Shapes of table lamps and shades vary from round, square, rectangle, curvy and twisted shapes;
  • Patetrns of table lamps shades include plain, abstract, spotted and floral patterns and designs;
  • Bases of table lamps can be flat or have a tripod base;

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