DO Have use multiple “levels” of light in your room.
Use a combination of overhead lighting for general illumination and table lamps to create a glow and warmth around the room.
DON’T Purchase “boxed” matching sets of lamps.
Matching is a thing of the past. Use one common “theme” to coordinate your different lighting elements. Shop around for great sales on singular lamps, just make sure at least one element is the same in all – such as finish or lampshade.
DO Make sure the bottom of the shade is about even with your cheekbone when you’re sitting on the chair or sofa that the lamp will be placed next to.
No one wants a light bulb in their eyes when trying to read.
DON’T Forget to take the dimensions of your table with you when lamp shopping.
The diameter of the lamp shade should never be larger than the table it’s sitting on.