When creating your bedroom decor, it is common to pick an exquisite bed, comforter, bed sheets, pillows, and pillow cases. The room may have an upscale dresser, an antique chest at the foot of the bed, accommodations for a hidden T.V., and then there are the night stands. Often people just throw an old lamp, a boring alarm clock and lots of books on the nightstand with little or no thought to how it blends with everything else in the room.
Understanding how to pick and choose the right table lamps and accessorizing them will transform a bedroom from good to great. The bedroom night stand can become a focal point of the entire room.
To create balance it is recommended that one uses objects that vary in height. If the night table lamps are tall and skinny, then other objects should be shorter and more boxy. If an alarm clock is necessary, try finding one that is particularly suited for the table and its accessories.
The base of the lamp and its lampshade, along with other items on the table, should all be with-in the same color family. These items and their colors should also blend well with bedding to make a complete look.
Less Is Sometimes More
Using the correct table lamps along with a vase of flowers and an attractive candle can serve to make an elegant look.
Make A Statement With Creative Lighting
If the light is for reading, or for illumination, or for mood, it is important to choose the right type of lamp. If a person likes to read in bed, then a lamp with directional lighting makes since. If the lighting is to help one relax or to create an atmosphere conducive to romance, then a lamp with softer, more ambient lighting is a better choice.
Flowers Bring Life To A Dull Situation
Houseplants and flowers are an easy way to add color and flair to an otherwise dull night stand. Bright colors and fragrant smells can be had by simply adding flowers.
For those who don’t have enough space, adding bookshelves rather than usual bedside tables could make sense. This also adds the possibility of having multiple night table lamps of different sizes and lighting.
Style On A Budget
Remember that what is one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Very often taking some time to search craigslist, thrift stores, and attend garage sales, can allow for some great finds. If budget is a concern, a little effort can lead to a great find for pennies on the dollar.
Don’t Be Afraid To Mis-Match
It is common to think that tables have to match. Often, however, mismatched night tables that are of similar height and finishes can look beautiful especially if the right matching lamps are used for the tables.
It is not always necessary to try and go with everything in proportion. Using small tables with dramatic colors and skinny lamps can make a dramatic and elegant look that makes people say, wow.