When Sara (social media coordinator/graphic designer over on this here blog) decorated her bedroom for the blog (see here) she said she had a real tough time figuring out what lamp was right, on virtually all of her surfaces. As someone who has placed like 976, 420 lamps on surfaces over the years it rarely occurs to me that it can be a challenge to others. So while we were shooting a recent guest room, we shot this mini video to help with such conundrums.
All these lamps are good in different ways, sure, but it doesn’t mean they can just be placed anywhere, all willy-nilly. Scale, style, shape, color, and finish all have to be taken into consideration, or your dresser (vertical or horizontal) will die a sad, dark death.
So, hopefully the quick video helps you when you are stuck in a life or death lamp choosing scenario.
1. Cream Lamp | 2. Stick Lamp | 3. Tripod Lamp | 4. Brass & Marble Box Lamp | 5. Dotted Tripod Lamp | 6. Gray Gourd Lamp | 7. Black Task Lamp | 8. Printed Shade Lamp (Hilariously all lamps are from Target, as we had just done a big shop there for a few different projects – and while that wasn’t necessarily the intent with this video, they are all really good lamps in their own way).
This lamp, below, is the big winner for very obvious reasons.