A table lamp can be considered important decor in a home. With the right kind for the room, a lamp can give a general impressive look that can create a lasting impression about you and how you manage your home. A lamp can add color, glow and life in a dull and boring room.

Just as there are many kinds of lamps available, there are also a wide variety of table lamp choices when you go to a furniture or lighting store. You may be confused with the differences among these lamps ranging from tiffany, nautical, lighthouse or glass art lamps. Because of their unique style and beauty, you may end up not knowing which one would really be the best for your type of room, table size and room theme.

Table lamps are made for different purposes. The more common lamps are used either for task lighting or ambient lighting. Task lighting lamps are used for the purpose of accomplishing tasks like reading, cooking, sewing or some other activities. Ambient lighting lamps, on the other hand, are used to create a mood in the room - an effect that can make you relax and be free from a stressful day. These two purposes require different kinds of lamps. When you buy your lamp, you should clearly define the purpose of why you are buying such.

Specific table lamp styles include Victorian, rustic, iron, antique, and modern lamps. You can always choose one that is consistent to the theme of your home.

The main distinctions of Victorian homes include marble flooring, stained glass, floral wallpapers, and parquet and pottery tiles. If your room has a Victorian motif, you will find table lamps that are consistent with this theme. A Victorian theme projects an effect of a crowded room with many decorative and colorful items. This means that a lamp with many decorative and artistic accents can match your Victorian room motif.

These kinds of lamps can be put anywhere. They can be placed on top of any kind of table, whether an end table or a night stand. Aside from being a source of lighting, wrought iron lamps serve as decorative pieces on any kind of table or shelf. Similarly, rustic lamps have the decor element in them especially over antique wooden tables. With these kinds of lamps around, there is an impression of elegance, style and sophistication that can be easily created. These are kinds of lamps that will not match modern room motif. They are more appropriate for the older and traditional themes that highlight high-priced accessories and room decors.

Table lamps are important pieces of decoration in a home. The combined purpose of lighting and decor make a home more attractive and livable. It is very important to always find one that creates the purpose that you want to achieve. Whether it will be for task or ambient lighting, you will always find one that is best for your taste and your personality.