Lamps are extremely useful in our daily lives. From the relaxing lighting it provides at night when your nose is buried in a good read to illuminating your way to the kitchen when you’re up before the sun and making your first cup of coffee, lamps are always there when you need them.

There are so many great reasons to add a lamp to the rooms in your home. We at Billows Lighting and Design are here to guide you through the process of selecting the right lamp for each of the areas in your house to not only adds practicality to the room, but also to add that extra pop of style that you’ve been wanting.


Bedroom Lamps

Whether you’re a night owl that uses the late hours to respond to all of your emails while putting the final touches on that important presentation for work or you prefer softer lighting while you’re winding down for the night, bedroom lamps are the perfect option for you. When it comes to choosing lamps for your bedroom, we at Billows Lighting and Design have a few recommendations:

  • Balance: To provide equal lighting in addition to being aesthetically appealing, it is recommended to have a lamp on either side of your bed, assuming the bed is placed in the center of the room.
  • Height and Width: When selecting the height and width of your bedroom lamp, the general rule of thumb is to make it proportionate with your mattress and nightstand. In other words, the wider the mattress, the wider the nightstand, the wider the lamp. As far as height goes, we suggest choosing a lamp that is the same height as your nightstand, if not an inch or two taller.

Ready to find bedroom lamps that will elevate your bedroom design? Stop by our showroom today, our expert lighting experts are ready to help!

Living Room and Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are a simple and effective way to illuminate any space. While floor lamps don’t act as the primary lighting of the room, it can add extra lighting to a darker area of the room and provide a pop of design to the space. When checking out the different floor lamp options, keep the size of the room in mind. If it’s a smaller room, you don’t want to add an oversized lamp because it will make the room appear much smaller than it already is. Placement is also something to consider. While most lamps are placed in the corner of rooms, there are some that can be more prominent in the floor plan. As long as the line of light between where people gather in the room is clear, you’re good to go. Looking to add a “wow” factor to the room? Look for a statement floor lamp that is different, but complementary to the style of the room.

Table Lamps

For added decoration and ambiance to your bedroom or living room, table lamps are the way to go. While they can add extra lighting to a space, table lamps are generally used to add to the design and theme of the room. As you’re looking at different kinds of table lamps, we suggest keeping the weight of the lamp in mind to help you find the best table lamp for your space. This aspect of purchasing a table lamp often goes overlooked but should definitely be considered. If the table lamp is going to be placed in an area that has a lot of foot traffic, you will want to find a lamp that is heavier to prevent it from falling or wobbling around. Take the first step in selecting your statement table lamps today by heading over to our lighting showroom!

At Billows Lighting and Design, we believe that selecting lighting for your home should be fun. Regardless of your style or preferences, you should be excited to find the lighting fixture that ties your entire room together. As Berlin, New Jersey’s local lighting experts, we are dedicated to helping you choose the best lighting option for any room in your house. Stop by our lighting showroom today or schedule an appointment with one of our lighting experts. We are ready to assist you with all of your lighting needs.