There are many kinds of lamps and they differ in materials, style, color and size. In terms of size, the small lamps are the preferred sources of additional lighting for homes that do not have a lot of space. These lamps may be small but they can effectively serve the lighting function well. It is already a bonus that small lamps enhance the beauty of the area where they are positioned.
It would be rather impractical to place a large and tall floor lamp in a small room that has a low ceiling. The space that is otherwise occupied by the floor lamp can be used for other things or additional walking space in the room. On the other hand, if there is already a table or desk in the room, a small lamp will not consume additional floor space if it is placed on the table.
Conservation of space in the house is very important because of the increasing number of products that families buy for their comfort and other needs. It is therefore important to only get items that serve their functions well but at the same time occupy small space. Due to fewer materials needed in making smaller lamps, they also tend to be less expensive than large ones.
The more common types of small lamps are in the form of wall lamps, table lamps and headboard lamps. The table lamps can be used in the living room table, study room desk, kitchen counter, dresser and nightstand, among others.
The wall lamps are commonly seen in indoor hallways and in the exterior of the house. Small wall lamps are the practical choices for outdoor walls because they do not consume floor space and they cannot easily be stolen because they are attached to the wall. Of course, the small headboard lamps are used in the bedroom since they are attached to the headboard. These lamps are primarily used for night reading.
There is no particular qualifying size in order for the lamp to be considered as a small lamp. Small table lamps are typically larger than regular wall lamps and headboards. Many of the small table lamps sold by furniture and fixture stores come in 10-15 inch height and 5-8 inch width. Nevertheless, small table lamps can have other size measurements.
Small lamps can be made from the same materials as large lamps because the difference between them is really about the size. The most popular materials for the small lamp base are glass, metal, wood, porcelain, ceramic and plastic and the small lamp shades can be made from glass, specialty paper, metal, fabric and others.
You now have an in-depth look at small lamps but for greater understanding, you can view the different kinds and styles of small lamp models in the internet or at home fixture stores. It is always good to know a thing or two about various home items so that if you need to buy one in the future, you already have an idea and will therefore find shopping easier.