Trendy lamps for a cosy home
Turning a house into a home takes good decorating skills. First, you need to choose the furniture that gives you comfort. The furniture should create a balanced interior that follows your favourite style.
In order to give your home the right cosy mood, you need great lighting solutions. Lighting is so important because it lets you set the atmosphere. But how do you choose the right lamps? Are table lamps enough? What type of ceiling lamps are fit for your interior?
Buying lamps for your home is a fun task. The collection of lamps available at vidaXL is rich, so you might need some help finding the right ones. Let’s take a look at the most common types of lamps.
Different types of lamps
The first step is to choose lamps based on their purpose. Let’s find yours.
Also known as hanging lamps, this is a lighting solution for ambient light. The pendant lamps available at vidaXL come in various designs, suitable for your taste. Opt for pendant lamps that are height-adjustable, for your dining area. Pendant lamps made of natural materials will help you set the right mood in your hallway.
Stylish and practical, these lamps have a base that’s mounted on the ceiling. Some designs are compact and modern, giving a relaxing light. Other ceiling lamps have a more decorative look, including several light bulbs. For a fancy interior, choose a ceiling lamp with hanging crystal beads.
If you’re looking for a statement piece, choose a chandelier. This stunning lighting fixture has an arm frame featuring 3 or more bulbs. Some have acrylic beads that are usually transparent, to reflect the light. Chandeliers are an eye-catcher and give every space a sense of richness. Nonetheless, you can use chandeliers in almost every room, depending on the chosen design. They work great in your dining room, living room, or hallway.
Different in design than the rest of the lamps, wall lamps are perfect when you need direct lighting. They give ambient light too but focus on a certain area. Use wall lamps in your dining area or reading corner. Some feature a swing arm, to allow you to adjust the light. Others have a beautiful wooden base and a metal shade.
Floor lamps offer enough light for the entire room because they are quite tall. They are usually placed in the corner of the room, behind a sofa or next to an armchair. Some floor lamps offer downward lighting, and they have a tripod design. Others can be a bit more decorative.
If you don’t need reading light, go for a torchiere lamp. This offers uplifting light, which is indirect. Get one of these lamps for the special ambience it creates in a living room.
Table lamps give great ambient lighting and help you while doing your work. You can place it on your desk for a functional purpose or use it for accent, reading, and ambient lighting in many other places. A table lamp is perfect on side tables next to your sofa, but it also works well on console tables in the hallway. At vidaXL you’ll find table lamps made of mango wood, aluminium with LED lights, and many other models. Choose from adjustable lamps, buffet lamps, or organiser lamps, perfect for your home office.
Lovely lamps for kids’ room
To get the restful and creative atmosphere in your kid’s room, make sure you pick the right lighting fixture. We recommend getting a table lamp for their nightstand and a ceiling lamp or a pendant. Designed especially for kids, these lamps have colourful lampshades, with fun designs. Some feature animal-shaped bases and other interesting details.
Beautiful lamps in various styles
When it comes to style, lamps are very important decorative pieces. Lamps help you add texture to the design you’re creating. With plenty of shade options, it doesn’t really matter which type of lamp you choose. At vidaXL you’ll find the right lamps that enhance the look of your home.
The very popular industrial lamps
We have all kinds of lamps that are perfect for your industrial interior. Hanging lamps with a lampshade made of iron in a copper coating finish. If copper is not your style, opt for other colours like brass, white, dark grey, or black. Have you seen our industrial table lamps? The unique design gives your home a vintage industrial vibe.
Retro looking lamps
Do you want a lamp that steals the spotlight besides giving a lovely atmosphere to your room? Go for a tripod wooden floor lamp. With a steel lampshade in a brass finish, the lamp reminds us of the retro era and a Hollywood theme.
Timeless choices: classic lamps
For your classy interior, get a timeless lighting design. Opt for a chandelier if you want to add a bit of sparkle to your room. A pendant lamp in a simple but beautiful design is the right option for your dining area. Get the cosy ambient light in your living room or bedroom with table lamps with various lampshades. These can be made of fabric, with classic patters or in neutral colours.
All modern lamps follow a simple design rule – sleek lines. If we’re looking at wall lamps, they have a minimalist shape. They feature simple shapes and are made of materials that go well with a modern décor. Find them in white or black, sometimes in combination with metal (silver or gold).
Chic Bohemian lamps
For a more relaxed look, opt for a boho pendant lamp made of bamboo. It inspires a natural design, perfect for cosy living rooms or bedrooms. A combination of willow and metal is another way to go for the boho-chic vibe.
How to choose the right lighting for each room
Every room in your home has a different purpose. That is why the lighting has to serve that specific purpose. Learn where ambient lighting is necessary, find the right spot for task lighting, and look into the rules of accent lighting.
Decorate your entryway with a classic pendant light or even a chandelier if the space suits its glamour. Don’t forget about table lamps – they’re perfect for console tables.
Here, you’ll be needing task lights in certain corners, for example, your reading nook. For the seating area, use a bigger pendant lamp. Layer the lighting setup with table lamps to give the room that cosy atmosphere.
This is where all the action takes place, so you need to avoid shadows. We recommend ceiling or pendant lamps for the main lighting. Task lighting is also very important, especially under the cabinets, to focus on your counter.
A chandelier or pendant lamp above your dining table is a must. It is also enough for creating the nice dining vibe in this room.
A ceiling light works like magic in your bedroom, but don’t forget about lamp tables for the nightstands. Choose warm colours for the lampshades to get that dreamy cosy atmosphere.
Just like your kitchen, the bathroom must have great lighting. A ceiling lamp is great but never enough. Decorate your mirror with tubular or side lights, to get the best conditions for your daily habits.
If you have a home office, use a ceiling or pendant lamp as the main one. Add task lighting fixtures like desk lamps to help you have the necessary light while working.
Quick tip: Install a dimmer. Regardless of the room, a dimmer will make your life so much more comfortable. It allows you to set the intensity of light depending on your mood and needs.
The right materials for lamps
A lamp is made of a base and (usually) a lampshade. Depending on the shape and style of the lamp, there are different materials to think of when buying one.
Metal comes in different finishes to match your taste. From antique brass finish to copper, metal lamps are sturdy and meant to last. Plus, these metal lamps allow different colours like black, white, grey, and more. They work great in several styles, for your modern or industrial interior. The lampshades are connected to the cord through a wooden piece. In this case, the solid wood is mango, for its beautiful finish.
Rice paper lampshades
Following the Japanese style, rice paper lampshades are just lovely. They come in various shapes and sizes, creating the lighting mood of your choice. Rice paper allows ambient light to set the mood in your room. The paper is normally white, but you can opt for other shades.
Fancy chandeliers that combine metal with acrylic
Some rooms need a bit of sparkle. That’s why we have chandeliers in various shapes and colours, meant to define a glamorous space. We use sturdy metal for the base in different colours from white to pink. The acrylic beads have the purpose of making the light fixture look classy and stylish.
Bamboo and wicker lamps
Invite the natural vibe into your home with bamboo or wicker lamps. Find those lovely lamps in neutral shades at vidaXL and get the design that suits your home. We store bamboo pendant lamps with metal bases that bring a warm light to every room.
For a Bohemian touch, choose the willow lamps. White, black, or beige, these lamps can be oval and tall, for placing them on the floor. You have the option of a willow pendant lamp that becomes the focal point of any room.
Sizes to consider when buying a lamp
Depending on the type of lamp you need, make sure to get it in the right size. You don’t want a lamp that’s too big and crowds the space or too small and understated. Each type of lamps is different, so whichever you pick, make sure to follow the next size rules:
A table lamp’s base should be placed at eye level
The lampshade should be around ⅓ the height of the entire lamp
Remember that the height of the lamp should not be more than 1.5 times the height of the table you’re placing it on
The diameter of the lampshade has to be twice the size of the base
Floor lamps must follow the layout of a room. It can have a height that reaches up to 170-190 cm, but we recommend getting an adjustable one.
A pendant lamp placed above the counter or dining table should hang above it at a height of 80 to 90 cm. This leaves enough room for a comfortable dinner setup.
How to choose light bulbs
You found the perfect lamps at vidaXL. Now you need light bulbs that provide the kind of light you want. Before making the purchase, these are the things to keep in mind:
Brightness. Check the number of lumens, a higher number means a brighter light. Now, depending on the type of light you want, choose the right number of lumens.
Colour temperature. If you prefer a warmer light, pick bulbs with a lower number of kelvins.
Energy. We recommend getting bulbs with a smaller number of watts, for a smaller amount of energy consumed. For a real energy-efficient solution, go for LED bulbs.
Size. Make sure the bulb you want fits the radius of the lampshade.
Life expectancy. This differs from one type of bulb to the other. For example, although LEDs are more expensive, they have a longer life expectancy.
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