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Lighting Existing Rooms

Planning Lighting in your Existing Room

The Existing Room

A number of options exist to illuminate the room without having to change fittings that are hardwired or permanent features and fixtures.

Using freestanding lamps and uplights we can enhance and focus on the features of the room.

The Table Lamp

The table lamp comes in all forms and sizes, and the shade can be a feature or selected to blend in with the existing decoration.

The lamp can be used to illuminate a corner or as a task light beside a chair for reading, writing or needlework.

The ideal positioning of the lower edge of the lampshade should be at eye level when you are seated – varying between 970 mm and 1007 mm above the floor.

Other features of the simple table lamp are that it gives three forms of lighting; uplight / downlight, task light or ambient background light. This is especially useful if the lamp is attached to a dimmer.

lighting existing rooms with side lamps

The lamp can be used to illuminate a corner or as a task light beside a chair for reading, writing or needlework.

Lighting Existing Rooms with Lamps

This is similar to above but is used more for placing in corners to make a room feel larger, or dividing up spaces when placed between two sofas for example.

The Free Standing Lamp

This is similar to above but is used more for placing in corners to make a room feel larger by highlighting the corners, or dividing up spaces when placed between two sofas for example.

Learn Lighting The New Room

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