Tips on how to choose the perfect lighting for your home

Chances are if you are reading this, you are probably interested in purchasing lamps. Lamps are an excellent source of lighting for your house. Choosing the right lamp can be a difficult task because there are so many different kinds to choose from!

Here are some tips on how to find the perfect light fixture for your home!  

  • The first thing that you should keep in mind when shopping for lamps is that they usually don’t come cheap. The average price of a lamp ranges anywhere between $40 -$150 dollars. With that being said, it is important to think about exactly what you would like to get out of the lamp before making the purchase. This may seem obvious but this little bit of advice will save you lots of time and money.
  • Before shopping for lamps, it is important to know the exact dimensions of the space you intend on placing your lamp. Some lamps are intended to be placed on side tables while others are intended for hanging on the ceiling or above a kitchen island. If you purchase a lamp without first measuring the space you will eventually put it in, chances are it will not fit properly!   This may seem like common sense however many people forget this step when making an impulse purchase.
  • Another critical factor that must be consider before purchasing a lamp is its color scheme. Lamps come in all sorts of designs with different colors, themes, etc. It is best to choose one that fits with the current style of your home so that the lamp doesn’t stand out as an eyesore.
  • You should also consider what kind of mood you want to set with your lighting scheme before purchasing lamps. For example, if you plan on relaxing all day at home and watching television by yourself, rather than having guests over for a dinner party, you might want to purchase a calming color scheme such as blue or violet. On the other hand, if you are hosting many guests for dinner or talking business with clients in your office, it might be advisable to invest in lights that emit energy like red or green.   This way certain rooms can have their own unique feel.
  • Lighting is very important because it sets the mood for every room in your house. If you are having trouble deciding which type of lamp to purchase, try choosing one that you think will enhance the overall feel of your home. This means being thoughtful about how it will look from every angle and if there are any interactions between light and furniture that can potentially ruin your new lighting scheme. All in all, lighting is a very important aspect of your house and should be carefully consider no matter which lamps you decide to buy!
  • The best place to start is by going to a trusted local store such as Raymour & Flanigan or Crate & Barrel as they have some really nice lamps as well as knowledgeable associates on staff that can help guide you. If those options aren’t available, there are many online stores selling lamps at great prices such as Wayfair, Overstock, Joss & Main, and Amazon.
  • Lamps are definitely an investment that can add some pizazz to your house if done properly. Don’t be discourage by the price tag because like I said before they usually don’t come cheap! Using these tips will ensure you have a good knowledge base when going out to shop so you can get exactly what you want in terms of style and feel. Happy shopping!
  • The above article is a guest contribution from Megan Lengyel, she’s currently working as a writer for Baskerville.  In this site, shoppers can find hundreds of baskets that they need for any occasion or holiday party with prices being affordable from $5 -$100.


Be wise when buying lamps, it’s not just about the beauty of the lamp.  You have to consider its design and style because these are major factors that will affect your mood in your house.

Never forget to measure the space where you intend to put the lamp before making any purchase.  This tip may seem obvious but I guess many people don’t follow this advice when they want to make an impulse purchase.

Choose a color scheme for your room which goes well with its current atmosphere or mood. If you want to set a relaxing environment in your home, go for calming colors like blue or violet while if you’re planning on throwing dinner party with friends then use bright colors red or green for more energy.