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A Guide to Antique Lamps

Aug 17, 2007
Antique lamps are a great look for any home or office. People appreciate the style of them and they can instantly add interest to any room. Antique lamps and reproductions of these can fit into many different style rooms.

When you buy these lamps you will want to know whether you are buying an authentic antique or a replica. Though for some consumers, whether it is an authentic antique or a replica is of little consequence, the distinction will impact the price you may want to pay.

Obviously, the most important thing when choosing these lamps is you want to find lamps you truly like. The look and feel of a lamp should match your style and taste, as well as the overall style of the room you plan to use the antique lamps in.

They can add a rustic feel, a classic feel, elegance, charm or whimsy depending on the room you are putting the lamps in and the style of the lamps you choose. These lamps can also be a good investment as they appreciate in value.

When shopping for antique lamps you can look online, at auctions and even at garage sales and yard sales to find the right lamps for your needs. If you plan to use the lamps, you will want to make sure they are up to standard in order to eliminate any safety concerns. You can bring antique lamps to an electrician to be looked at.

When you have the lamps looked at you will also want to find out what wattage light bulbs you should use in the lamp. Though many consumers do not think it is important to do this, you will find that it is safer and wiser to take the extra step and ensure you are using the right bulbs with your lamps.

If you are buying hanging lamps, make sure you place them in a safe place, and if buying floor lamps or table lamps you will want to make sure that there is a solid base and a flat surface so the lamp does not tip over and break.

Whether you are decorating a room for the first time or redecorating the room, antique lamps are a great addition that can be an instant focal point to any room. Light naturally captures attention and with the right lamps you can make a great statement about your room and your style.
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