If you're considering how to make a lamp mesh seamlessly with the room that you've already carefully put together, you're in luck! As points of lighting, lamps tend to blend in very well no matter what their base may be. Whether they match their surroundings perfectly or contrast a little (or a lot!), they're already focal points, and they handle that job well.
However, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow when you're trying to match a lamp with your decor:
- Buy within the same furniture niche
Is the rest of your room mid-century modern, with ergonomic, sweeping lines? What about industrial and minimalist (with hard corners and few accessories) or maximalist and Baroque (with an explosion of color and intricate patterns everywhere)? Like goes with like.
A simple sculptural table lamp with a white shade would go well with a mid-century modern room; choose a black iron base with a single lightbulb for minimalist and Industrial. When shopping for a Baroque room, get something with as many details as possible!
- Buy within the same color scheme
Take a look at your room. Look at the colors within it. Is your room mostly made up of neutral pastels? Do you have pops of a single color, such as blue or yellow? Or is your room mostly darker colors, like maroon and forest green? Purchase a lamp that fits the same part of the color spectrum, and it'll match perfectly.
- Decide to make your lamp a focal point
As noted above, your lamp will already stand out because it's a light source. However, deciding to go all in on this factor can be a dynamic design choice! Look around at your room, noting the main colors and patterns you see.
However, this time, instead of making a lamp choice that is similar to these selections, pick something diametrically opposite. Plain, if your room is busy; very patterned, if your room is minimalist and bare. Blue, if your room's coloring is reddish and warm; black, if your room is white. This will have an ultra-modern look about it, and it will ensure that you're making an incredible statement with your decor.