Lighting plays a major role in how your home feels. That’s why the average home has more than 45 light bulbs in place at any given time. The brighter the room can be, the more open and inviting it feels.
Though some of those lights are in recessed fixtures or ceiling-mounted fixtures, table lamps are still one of the most popular types of lighting in the average home.
Why? Because those table lamps can make a huge statement in your home’s interior design.
Though the lamps and lampshades you choose can set the tone for each room’s theme, there’s one component that many homeowners overlook: the lamp finials.
Choosing the right lamp finials can make your table lamps even more impactful. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right ones the first time.
Check the Size
Most modern lamps have harps that accommodate the same size finials. This makes it easy to shop for finials based on your personal design preferences.
But that doesn’t mean you should start shopping without first checking the measurement of the finial mounts on each lamp in your home. Some harps, especially those on older or more unique lamps, have different mount sizes.
If you’re worried about sizing, the best thing you can do is bring the harp in with you. This way, you’ll be able to double-check the sizing before you commit to buying a certain design.
Do this for each lamp you’re concerned about.
Think About Your Décor
Once you know what size you need, you’ll need to choose the right style of finial for your home’s décor. This sounds easier than it is.
Look at the overall style of each lamp you’re upgrading. If you’re replacing finials on English-style table lamps, you’ll want to choose a finial that works with both the overall room’s look and color scheme as well as the lamp’s style and design.
If you’re replacing them on more modern table lamps, you’ll want to choose finials that complement your unique sense of style.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to choose finials that are a complete match for your lamps. As long as they work with your overall sense of style and your existing home décor, you’ll enjoy seeing them on your lamps.
Set a budget
Before you start looking for ways to upgrade your lamp décor, you need to figure out how much you want to spend. The finials themselves can be incredibly budget-friendly or relatively expensive. And it all depends on what type of materials and designs you’re looking for.
If all you’re doing is upgrading the finials, consider how much you want to spend on each lamp. If you’re also planning on upgrading the lampshades, factor in the cost of the shades themselves.
Remember, most lampshades won’t include finials and, if they do, they may not suit your style.
Consider Your Lampshades
Though the type of finials you choose should complement your décor and the style of the lamp itself, they should also work with your lampshades. Before you start shopping, take pictures of each lamp you’re planning on upgrading.
Bring those pictures to the store with you. This will help you visualize the way each finial will look on the lamp.
If you’re shopping online, keep the pictures handy while you’re looking at the different finials available. This way, you won’t have to leave your computer just to make sure the styles you’re looking at will work in each room.
Go Room by Room
Though it might be tempting to order one or two styles of finials for your entire house, doing so is rarely a good idea. You took the time to decorate your home and make each room unique in its own way.
So, why would you order the same finials for the entire house? It won’t add to your interior design efforts. Instead, try to choose finials for each room individually.
This will allow you to better coordinate colors, patterns, and textures. Even better, it ensures that each room in your home maintains its individuality.
Play Around With Themes
Think of finials as an accent piece. They’re ideal for making statements and highlighting subtleties with your interior design themes that you might otherwise not be able to showcase.
Use this to your advantage and play around with it.
For example, if you use floral patterns as accents for your living room, tie them together by choosing a finial that features decorative flowers. If your kids’ rooms are full of bright, primary colors, choose lamp finials that match the theme.
This will make your rooms look more engaging and make the themes appear more cohesive.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make It Fun
Finials can be understated accents, but they don’t have to be. You’re free to choose the ones that work best for your personal tastes.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what works and what doesn’t in your home. If that means choosing classic finials that secure your lampshade while supplying understated elegance, that’s fine. However, if you want to make your lamps a focal point in the room by adding a more eye-catching finial to the décor, that’s great, too!
As long as you choose options that you’ll enjoy looking at each day, you’ll be in good shape and your lamp décor will bring a smile to your face.
Now You’re Ready to Choose the Best Lamp Finials for Your Home
Lamp finials are far more than a way to secure lampshades on each lamp in your home. They function as accent pieces and help your interior design make a statement.
Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be able to find the best finials for your lamps every time you choose to upgrade.
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