Watt lamp is right for you?

Shopping for lamps can sometimes prove to be a challenging task. Here are 5 steps to selecting the right lamp for your room:

  1. Define your style
    What is the style of the room the lamp will be for? Are you more rustic or contemporary? These questions are important to ask yourself while you are lamp shopping. You may even want to bring in pictures of your room so that you can visualize if it will fit the style of your room.
  2. Pick a color scheme
    What colors are in the room? Are you using the lamp to accessorize and bring out a certain color in the room? Depending on the color scheme of the room, you may want to select a lamp that has iron, glass, pottery, or texture that would complement the colors of the room.
  3. Know the height you need
    Will the lamp be set on a table? Will you be using this lamp for light as you are reading? If you are buying a lamp to put on an end table by your sofa and you’re using the lamp to give you light as you read, the height of the lamp should usually range from 28-34 inches.
  4. Decide on a shade
    How much do you want light to diffuse into the room? Many new shades are darker and are great for reading, but do not diffuse light into the room.
  5. Understand bulbs
    One of our owners here at High Country, Anne, says that a good bulb for reading light would be one with at least 100 watts (incandescent). A lot of lamps now require 60 watt bulbs. They look great, but they may not be good for reading. These types of lamps work well on a buffet table and are good for ambiance. Need to know the conversions from Incandescent, Lumens, LED, or CFL? Here is a chart from Apartment Therapy to help:

Conversion for Bulbs

This month at High Country there is 20% off all artwork, 30% off all mirrors, 40% off select lamps, and up to 50% off upholstered chairs and sofas. Now is a great time to shop for a new lamp at High Country.

40% off select lamps


You’re Invited…

This Saturday we are having a Hunter Douglas Open House. High Country is excited to host this event in our design center at our Dellwood Road location. Many people think that High Country only sells furniture, but we also have design services!



Hunter Douglas advertises their products as “Beautiful window treatments with amazing features. And each one is guaranteed for life.” We sell a variety of Hunter Douglas products!

To learn more, come to our Open House! Our Hunter Douglas representative, Debra, will be here to answer any questions you may have. This is an informal event, so you can stay 5 minutes or 5 hours! There is already a $100 rebate that Hunter Douglas is offering, but if you come to the open house and enter your name into our drawing, you have a chance to receive an additional $100 off your Hunter Douglas order. We will have light refreshment too! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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