When I think of specific objects within a room that can sometimes be simple or often overlooked, but can make the biggest impression and enhancement, the first object that comes to my mind is a table lamp. As a designer, I never downplay lighting because of the significant impact that it can have within a space. There is nothing like showing off a stylish interior that is well-lit.

With that said, when dealing with lighting, I prefer to start from the ceiling down because if there is an over-sized chandelier, which more than likely will become dominant and the center of attention, this is when accent lighting will come into play. It will not only add character, considered a stylish element, but can also serve to complement when combined with other light sources.

However, while table lamps can play a glaring role other than being stylish, they are a safety guide, define functional zones within a room, hi-light intricate details, help with eye-strain while reading, immediate wow factor, accentuate, and so much more. Furthermore, the fun part is knowing that there is an unlimited variety to choose from, but the overall goal is to make sure that when searching for unique table lamps, they should be a way of self-expression, as well as defining a space.

Design Tip: It is essential to keep in mind the size of a room when trying to achieve the correct scale and height for the perfect table lamps and the diameter of the lamps shade as well.


Kimberly C. Lyons

Kimberly C. Lyons is the founder and principal interior designer of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio). She has been slaying interiors since forever and refuses to be known as the norm when transforming spaces. With an intense passion for incorporating a wow factor to anything ordinary, Kimberly acknowledges that she is a rare breed, and enjoys splashing her signature touch throughout when designing.

However, she is incredibly obsessed with extremely bold colors, captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and lives for going outside the box and breaking outdated design rules. The motivating words – I dare you – keeps her motivated and overcharged. Her passion for interior design comes from a deeply rooted philosophy, which is – designing from within; from the soul, and it is always about living, breathing, and loving interior design!

Besides being a crazed football chick who is also addicted to chocolate, Kimberly is a global traveler who adores modernism and is always inspired by the not so beautiful objects.

She lives accordingly by her motto: I live – breathe – love interior design.