Happy Tuesday, friends! Yesterday I talked about the “correct” height for a lamp, so today I wanted to follow up with how to make a lamp better fit your space! Come check out some ideas and some lamp risers!
As discussed previously, the suggested height for a lamp is the combined height of a table and a lamp to be no more or less than 58-64 inches. Naturally, this is merely a suggestion, but have you ever put a lamp on a table and something just didn’t look quite right? Is the lamp too short or too tall? If your lamp is the right size and scale for the room but just a bit too short, then consider using lamp risers! My sister ordered two of these on Amazon and for just about $7 each, and was able to raise her lamps by over 2 inches!
Here’s a closer look of the lamp riser. Of course you could always paint the risers to match your lamp, but these look great as is!
If you search for “lamp risers” there are multiple options such as this one. But, they can run up to $40 and up, so be sure to look around for other options.
Another way to make your lamp look larger is to replace the lamp shade with something taller and larger scale. This is the smaller lamp shade my sister had from before. Still a nice shade, but my sister felt like she wanted a drum shade to make a bigger statement and update the lamp.
So she purchased two of these pretty white drum shades and replaced the smaller ones. The taller and larger lamp shade gives the lamp itself a bigger presence. (This is one lamp and the matching lamp is on the other side of the sofa.) Along with the lamp risers, now the lamps are a more appropriate scale for the living room. So pretty! Nice work, Sis!
These are just a few ideas on how to make your lamp look taller and larger. Naturally you can us any sort of pedestals or even books to raise your lamps. Just use your imagination! Well, it’s getting late and I’ve got to run! Have a great day! Let’s chat again soon? xoxo Dell