Where buffet lamps look best in your home
Buffet table lamps are a perfect addition to your home to add a little style, sparkle, and ambiance. A popular choice for classically styled homes and traditional decor, buffet lamps will often have Italian, French, or English inspired details with antiqued finishes and refined lamp shade details. If your home is more contemporary or modern, look for unexpected profile and pared down finishes in a buffet lamp set. For transitionally or eclectic styled homes, look for geometric patterns and profiles as well as more refined ornamentation in the design of the lamps and the buffet lamps shades.
Candlestick Buffet Lamps
Ideas for choosing the best buffet lamps for your unique style
A candelstick buffet lamp set will look appealing on a sofa table in your living room, on a sideboard in your formal dining room, or featured on a long and low dresser in your bedroom. A sofa table is a great way to anchor furniture in the middle of the room and bring a hard surface into play; adding a set of table lamps will also be the perfect touch to finish the look. For a formal dining room, a buffet is a classical detail that appeals to a wide variety of decor styles. If you have a pendant or chandelier in the center of your room, incorporating tall buffet lamps is a great way to add illumination and another layer of lighting.
Details of Console Lamps
What to look for in the best buffet lamps
The best buffet lamps will celebrate both the soft and hard aspects of lighting, particularly by incorporating great metal finishes in the lamp and beautiful textiles in the shade designs. Popular metal finishes include hand-rubbed or antiqued brass, distressed gold, brushed nickel, and silver. For smaller spaces, look for a proportionally sized set of small buffet lamps. Alternatively, if your space is large, look for tall candlestick lamps that can complement the overall room. Consider sets that have a similar aesthetic or finish to other lighting fixtures in the room to add continuity to your style.
A: Buffet lamps can vary in height. Depending on the design of the piece it might be quite tall or small. In general buffet lamps will range from 30 to 40 inches in height. Many popular styles will come in 30 inch, 32 inch, and 34 inch heights. Some will be as small as 24 inches tall.
Q: How many lumens do buffet lamps generally emit?
A: The lumens on a particular buffet lamp will vary, especially depending on the style, the shade, and the bulb that you use. Because buffet lamps are considered accent lighting, you won’t find a level of brightness that is regulated to task lighting. Look for buffet lamps ranging between 500 and 899 lumens.
A: Yes, buffet lamps can have multiple lights. Because of the taller proportion that most buffet table lamps have, the majority of the styles will have only one bulb. Check out the left hand search bar to refine the number of lights you are looking for in a buffet lamp.
Q: Are buffet lamps adjustable to match different table heights?
A: No, most buffet lamps are at a fixed height. In general, adjustable lighting is used in particular for tasks or multipurpose fixtures and is not often created for accent lighting. Buffet table lamps do come in a wide variety of fixed heights, so you will find a lamp that will fit different tables around your home.
A: Yes, with progressions in technology for illumination, LEDs are becoming more widely used across fixtures. You can certainly find LED buffet table lamps, and they are a great choice for light output, longevity, and sustainability. If there is a particular style of lamp that you love that is not LED, consider adding a LED bulb that can be screwed into an incandescent fixture. Be sure to check specific product specs for LED compatibility.
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