New Year’s idea: Get rid of sterile overhead lighting and create a warm atmosphere by placing table lamps on the kitchen tables.
Yes, these familiar friends in bedrooms and living rooms are finding a stylish home on countertops, bringing warmth and charm where spoons and spices once reigned.
Let me give you fair warning though; After implementing this stylish decoration idea, you may feel like starting to bake artisan bread. A table lamp is a beautiful way to add warmth to your space. After all, the luminous hour is still my favorite time of day.
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Even if you think your workspace is limited, there is always room for a lamp. I should put that on the shirt.
How lamps add character to your kitchen tables
Overhead lights can be…one-dimensional. Lamps allow you to layer and personalize your space. Think of them as small spotlights that display your favorite cookbooks, add warmth to a nook, or create a soft glow above a breakfast table. They instantly transform a utilitarian space into a cozy retreat, perfect for preparing a meal or sharing wine with friends.
I think there’s one exception to this: if you already have under-cabinet lighting (hopefully dim or at least a warm color to create a cozy ambiance).
In this case, you probably won’t need a lamp and it will feel weird to turn on everything at once. I’m not saying you can’t do it, but it’s a bit redundant.
Let’s discuss choosing the right bulbs. Because this is an opportunity to create a stylish statement!
Choose the perfect lamp for your kitchen
Financial matters! Choose sturdy options like ceramic, glass, or wood that can handle flour spills or grease splatters.
Consider unique or custom designs that reflect your style and complement the colors in your kitchen. Remember, your lamp is a statement piece, so don’t be afraid to let it shine (pun intended). Choose a different color or unique lampshade.
The lampshade is important here too, so don’t let it become an afterthought. Warm lamp shades don’t make dark corners scary! They spread light softly, like a warm hug, so that everything feels warm. As if you wanted to bake sourdough bread (see, I told you). Consider pleated or fabric lampshades for something a little different and eye-catching.
Here are some lamps that I’m totally digging for the kitchen right now.
Styling tips for maximum impact
My suggestions for maximizing the impact of your table lamp here? Well, I have a couple. First, always choose warm-coloured bulbs (2700 Kelvin) for a welcoming glow. I recommend a 40-watt bulb, or even less to get a kiss of light. You can also buy these smart bulbs that can be hidden through an app on your phone.
Second is how to style your lamp on your kitchen table. If your lamp is smaller, you can give it to some friends with stacked cookbooks, old trays, or even vases or canisters adding layers of visual interest. Place it on top of a pedestal to give it some height. If you have a larger lamp, it can make a statement on its own.
And let’s not forget safety: Keep the lamp away from the stove and sink!
Lamp cord management
Lamp cords aren’t exactly the most attractive thing and can pose a danger if left spread out on your countertops. Keep them hidden! How do I do this work? Rubber bands To save my friends.
Take a large piece of your wire and tie it together neatly into a compact shape. Then use a Elastic band To hold the model together and attach it to the back of the lamp. very easy. They sell lanyard holsters and the like, however Rubber bands Do the same thing. You can also place loose ropes behind cookbooks, trays, or plants.
Another idea? Buy a battery-powered lamp, or use battery-powered lamps and cut the lamp cord (high risk in case you ever want to use that lamp again).
DIY the lamp of your dreams
Feeling crafty? Recycle an old find and turn it into a lamp (this is the DIY I want to try this year). Or transform an existing thrift lamp into something beautiful. The new lampshade is icing on top.
Table lamps on kitchen tables: yes or no?
So I say without hesitation – Yes -For lamps on the kitchen table.
It is an invitation to bring warmth, personality and a touch of magic to your culinary field and you should definitely try it!
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