And light was: the table lamp has arrived!

You finally ditched your old desk and bought a real, new, solid desk. You even decided where you are going to fit it in your property and you know that, with this new furniture, you are going to do so much more work! But, you have one last detail to solve: finding the perfect table

You finally ditched your old desk and bought a real, new, solid desk.

You even decided where you are going to fit it in your property and you know that, with this new furniture, you are going to do so much more work!

But, you have one last detail to solve: finding the perfect table lamp for your perfect desk.

In addition, to add a stylish touch to your desk, a good table lamp should be able to light your work without being too bright nor too dim.

Knowing the massive market generated by table lamps, we have no doubts that you will, with time, find your perfect table lamp.

This guide has been written in order to save you some time and sleepless nights trying to find the one by giving you the essential questions you have to answer before heading to the lighting shop.

Heights and widths are plentiful; the most common are between 25 inches to 32 inches tall; as for their width, it is vaster, shifting from thin to sturdy.

As for styles, the infinity of what is available is beyond words.

But before dashing to the lighting shop and buy the first lamp you see there, you ought to question yourself on what purpose this particular lamp will it serve?

Will it be a desk lamp? A lamp for reading when relaxing on the couch? One that will be both for relaxing and working?

As you will answer those questions, it is easier to choose the perfect lamp, because, according to your needs, it is better if the lamp has different wattages: a lamp destined to be on your desk requires to be brighter than a lamp used to create a comforting atmosphere.

Moreover, the size of the lamp should be appropriate to the place it will be put: too small a table lamp and it may create a lack of balance in the design of the room; the same is true if the lamp is too big.

Furthermore, consider on what support you will set your lamp: if it is a small coffee table, it would be better to choose a slender lamp; on the contrary, a slender table calls for a bulkier lamp.

The good thing about the shades that cover the body of the lamp, nowadays, is that it is easy to change them and find one that is more suited to your taste.

Obviously, the size of the shade is dependent on the size of the body of the lamp and where you will set it down.

Also, do not forget to choose a shade conforming to your needs: a whiter shade will give more light and make work/reading easier than with a darker shade, the latest tend to keep the light in the shade.

As for the body of the lamp, many materials have been used: wood, wrought iron or metal, glass…

If you want to introduce a classical feel in your home, go for wood or glass lamp’s bodies; on the contrary, if you want a contemporary feel, try the metal or wood ones.

Obviously, the material chosen for the body of the lamp will have an impact on the price and it isn’t rare to find lamps that cost anything, roughly, from £15 to £150.

Last but not least, do not forget to consider the type of switch you prefer: either a three-position switch or a dimmer switch.

Dimmer switches are becoming more and more common because they offer more flexibility as they provide adjustable lightning to cover different needs (work, relaxation…).

And do not forget to check bulbs requirements before making your lamp purchase!

Crate&Barrel, on their website, offer an “Emery Laurel Table Lamp”, priced at £41.21, is every bit the modern lamp without being too ominous.

With its green, glossy ceramic base, crossed over by geometrical shapes and its off-white linen shade, this lamp is a nice addition to the side of the soda or perched on a shelf., on its website, offer a large choice of table lamps; so large, in fact, that it seems impossible not to find the perfect lamp there.

We particularly like the “Adjustable Brushed Chrome table with black shade” and its tiltable stem, perfecto to adjust the lighting to your needs.

Made of brushed chrome and included an on/off switch, it is sold at the price of £12.99: a real bargain!

Wilko also offers a large choice on its website and we particularly like the “Wilko Atole Table Lamp Soft Gold”, with its ornate glass body and soft gold shade.

Priced at £18, this is the type of table lamp that you can put in and it will fit in with any style of a room., along with the competition, offers a large choice of lamps: we appreciate the “Tall Stick Table Lamp Aubergine”, with its sleek body and aubergine-coloured shade.

For those who want to make a statement with furniture, this is the table lamp to buy!

Priced at £12.99, this lamp is composed of polished chrome for its base and you can change the colour of the shade to adapt your needs!

And finally, for those of you that are looking for a more quirky table lamp, I can only recommend the website of

We have our eyes set on the “Modeste table lamp”, made of chrome and comprising two lamps intertwined and that you can adjust to work or relax.

Sold for the price of £104, it is a very distinctive table lamp that would suit well any contemporary desk.

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