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Following The Trend: How to Pick the Right Lamp Tables for a Perfect Decor Blend

There are many different styles of lamp tables and they make the perfect companion right next to your sofa. They are a vital piece that pulls a whole room together, yet they are very understated pieces. They are the perfect piece where a lamp or drink can be places as well as polish off the look of you home. So how do you choose the right one for your space? Below I’ll go over a few different guidelines for how to choose the right lamp tables for living room for you to follow. Hopefully, after reading the article, you will feel confident in picking out the best lamp table for you.

Now the only real guidelines apply to the height of the table, depending on what kind of sofa you have. The best way to choose an end table is to measure the height of your sofas arms and aim for something that’s equal or just below the height of the arm. If you can’t find something that you really like that is in your height range, you should always aim to go lower. Taller lamp tables can really look and feel awkward, they make it difficult to reach things and make it more difficult to put down a glass if you are sitting on the sofa. The only time this rule gets broken, but still works if you have a lamp table, that is on two stories with one lower and one higher, or if you are using a nesting tables that have one lower table and one taller lamp table.

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Now comes the dilemma that is the armless sofa, don’t worry there is a solution for that as well. You have two options you can choose from. You should choose an option where it would be comfortable for you to reach and grab an imaginary drink, so sit down and measure where this would be approximately. The next option you have is to choose an accent table that is level with the seat. You should choose this based on the furniture you have in the room and what would look good and what would not. A real trend that is sweeping into 2016 is the mismatched look. This means choosing two separate lamp tables that are almost similar but not quite, this can be tricky to master, but if done right can look really trendy and chic.

Then there is that outdated rule that you must have at least two lamp tables, this is simply not true. If it doesn’t fit your space and your needs then don’t do it. One table can look just as good as two if it ties into the room in the right way. Having two tables and not enough space can just look cluttered and messy so stick to your gut instinct with how many you should have. Also do not be afraid to use more non traditional items as lamp tables. When I say non traditional, I mean anything you can think of, some of the more quirky ones I have seen have been suitcases, shipping crates, garden stools, logs, just make sure that they fit these guidelines as far as height and comfort go and you should be able to pull it off.

Hopefully after reading these quick guidelines choosing a lamp table seems a bit easier. It’s really about how it fits next to your sofa and how convenient they are in your space. You should choose the style based on your rooms d├ęcor and your personal taste. You can find a really great selection of lamp tables online where you can easily browse, compare models, and buy all from the comfort of your own home. So what are you waiting for? Complete the look of your living room today.

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