Decorating & Furniture/lamps


What are the guidelines for bedside lamps. Should they be matching or different. I have one tiffany lamp and need another.

Hi Earline,
I don't think they necessarily need to match, but they should be about the same height.  Generally in master bedrooms, you see a lot of symmetry, based on "couples", so we often see matching lamps on matching nightstands.  This can also be boring.  It's all what you like, just remember that you should be able to comfortably read in bed and the light should gently fall over your shoulder.  If you decide to go with matching lamps, perhaps you could use the tiffany on a dresser or chairside table, depending on your room arrangement.

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I am a Certified Interior Designer, Redesign and Home Staging Professional as well as a Certified Color expert. Therefore I am can assist with questions regarding space planning and furniture arrangement, color selection, art and accessory placement. I am also able to answer questions regarding the selection and sourcing of furniture and flooring materials as well as custom window treatments.


I started in the industry as a design consultant in the custom window treatment and home furnishings industry. I have gone on to establish my own full service interior decorating business, Kimberly Boyer Interiors, with specialities in redesign, home staging and color consultations. I was also a featured designer on MyHome2.0 a Verizon Fios sponsered Home Technology Makeover Show.

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