Have you ever become inspired by one of those home improvement shows where they completely transform the look of a room in a day and for less than $2500? Believing that you, too, can change the entire look and feel of a space in record time using insufficient funds, it suddenly dawns on you a little too late into the project--those television shows are rigged! Using carpenters and slave labor, those shows are adding many thousands of dollars of hidden value to each and every renovation. But without breaking the bank, you can add class and sophistication to any space with the simple but stunning addition of a ceramic table lamp.
The lighting scheme is rarely addressed in most renovation shows because quality fixtures cost real money and cannot be "fabricated" by some carpenter or interior design guru. However, when it comes to adding true value to your home and unifying the décor, few things compare with light fixtures. Stained-glass windows, hardwood flooring, and perhaps the addition of a fireplace are about the only other major additions to existing rooms that will add true value to the space and completely redefine its character. However, unless you actually do have a house filled with carpenters and free labor, each of those projects can run into the thousands of dollars.
Ceramic table lamps, however, can be found for a fraction of this cost that will add class and sophistication to your décor. It is important, however, for the ceramic lamp to fit-in with your other furnishings. An ornate glass shade atop a ceramic table lamp will certainly add some class and sophistication to a traditional décor, but it will certainly clash with more modern furnishings. While there is undoubtedly a ceramic table lamp that will perfectly complement contemporary design style, some shades and styles will be inappropriate. Of course, the same is true with any light fixture.
It is important that your ceramic table lamp complements the end table, desk, or night stand on which it sits. This is generally accomplished with the ceramic base itself. Almost any shade or hue can be captured in a ceramic table lamp and you can be sure there is one out there in every single one of them. You may have to scroll through a few pages to find the ceramic base that is the perfect complement to your favorite end table--but rest assured that you can find it if you look hard enough.
The lamp shade should complement the furnishings and general color scheme of your design scheme. There is no need for a perfect match and it is perfectly fine for the shade to be a focal point of the décor. But, when the base and shade both complement their surroundings, ceramic table lamps add class and sophistication to the space and a warm source of lighting. When possible, also coordinate the ceramic table lamp with other light fixtures for a completely unified and stunning effect.
Pamela Tice is the owner of numerous lighting and home decor websites including http://www.simplytablelamps.com . Her store offers a complete selection of unique Table Lamps and faboulous Ceramic Table Lamps ranging in styles such a Mission, Contemporary, Traditional and Tiffany lamps.