Table Lamp Guide: Your bedroom is your sanctuary, the best place for intimate and cozy lighting. Say you've got the house to yourself and you're in bed curled up with the latest detective thriller or chick lit offering. (How about detective chick lit?) You're indulging yourself with a mug of cocoa or glass of wine on your bedside table. When you reach out to turn up the light, or turn off the light because you're sleepy, where do you reach? Do you knock the book and cocoa or wine over because your bedside table's cluttered with an oversized table lamp? There goes any thought of sleep or your leisurely evening spent reading.
Some experts think that swing-arm wall lamps on either side of the bed at the correct height will give you adequate light to keep reading till you find out whodunit (of course the girl and the hunky detective/falsely accused suspect end up together), and have room for cocoa, wine, other treasured books and a box of hankies (if needed.)
But if you prefer a contemporary table lamp or a Tiffany style table lamp, make sure the base is slender and the lampshade proportional. Opt for a smaller accent modern table lamp such as the Tiffany-Style Nightlight Modern Table Lamp (rectangular thin solid base) or a Kathy Ireland Grecian Accent Table Lamp with slender base. After all, you don't want to wait to find out if that mild-mannered reporter is really the vicious murderer.
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