Black and brass-colored accents add a dramatic element to this master bedroom nightstand. A brushed-brass task lamp on the wall above offers reading light while completing the room's contemporary style.
A tonal color palate creates a relaxing, inviting atmosphere in this master bedroom. The black task lamp sconce provides soft lighting and frees up valuable nightstand space. Fuzzy pillows and a wool, maroon-colored blanket add texture and depth to the bed.
Always try to add statement-making overhead lighting along with task lighting such as table lamps, desk lamps or floor lamps for a successful mix of various lighting elements. This way you'll have lighting at different levels, eliminating harsh shadows or creating isolated hot spots in the room.
This home office is perfect for an aspiring sketch artist. A mod gold task lamp illuminates the black acrylic desktop and work space. The black and white striped pin board leaves space for personal mementos, while a glass terrarium provides natural flair.
This light gray bedroom earns a pop of color from the blue throw pillows and blue and white striped area rug. A gray upholstered bed adds a sophisticated touch, while a linen covered nightstand features a white task lamp. Large windows provide ample natural light.
A craft cubicle features a retractable 3 x 3-foot tabletop and 3 x 3-foot mobile island topped with stainless steel formica. A cork bulletin board provides space to tack notes; a brushed-nickel task lamp twists, pivots and bends to spotlight projects.
A single-drawer nightstand displays decor next to this bed with an upholstered wood headboard. A lamp attached to the wall provides task lighting, while a blue wall hanging adds color to the neutral space.
Warm, muted hues create a dramatic, cozy atmosphere in this guest bedroom. A black task floor lamp adds an industrial element to the eclectic space. Framed black and white prints sit atop the mid-century modern headboard for a casual, unstudied look.
The modern kitchen makes use of clean, straight lines: white cabinets without hardware, a long, dark brown island with seamless black countertop and square recessed lights. Adjustable task floor lamps make for one-of-a-kind pendant lights above the long dining table, which seats easily 10.
Crisp, white walls are a clean backdrop in this contemporary bedroom that uses bright pink in the window treatments and bed linens. A sleek modern nightstand is topped with a sculptural gold lamp to provide task lighting.
Contemporary white table lamps provide extra task lighting in HGTV Dream Home 2014's living room. A color palette of muted gray, cream, black and vibrant yellow tells a modern mountain design story in the space.
A red leather chair is nestled near dark-stained bookcases, creating a pop of color in the rich, warm home office. A navy floor lamp provides task lighting for reading or working in this sophisticated space.
Without proper lighting, even the most stylish space isn't truly complete. Every room needs a combination of general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting to set a mood and provide sufficient illumination. Table and floor lamps, which typically fall under the task lighting category, are especially important because they play both a functional and decorative role in your home. Size, shape and style all need to be taken into account when selecting lamps to suit both your lighting needs and taste in home decor.
Graphic wallpaper makes a bold statement on one wall of this fun, eclectic master bedroom. The headboard is upholstered in solid yellow, allowing it to show up amidst the daring and colorful prints that characterize the space. Wall-mounted lamps combined with small table lamps amp up the atmosphere and provide task lighting.
A brown woven headboard takes center stage in this gray bedroom. A metal, accordion-style lamp provides functional task lighting beside the bed, while simple gray and white bed linens on the bed keep the focus on the stunning headboard,