When you are remodeling your space and have an idea about including oriental table lamps in your setup, then you are faced with the decision as of what type of lamp to place in your room. Or maybe it is the other way around – you fell in love with, say, ginger jar lamp, or some other type of Asian lamp, and now want to design the entire room around it.
And why not? If you are intrigued with the mystique of the far east Asia, nothing brings it closer than a ginger jar table jar with its painted or printed images from the land, and with its cut-top in-bent lamp shade, resembling the shape of the roofs of the Chinese pagodas.
Just make sure that the room fits your Oriental table lamp. Are you considering purchasing table lamps for living room or bedroom? If latter, do you want a bedside table lamp? We’ll look into two types of ginger jar lamps here: Antique style and Modern style, and will provide suggestions on what type of room decor they might fit in best.
Antique style ginger jar table lamp
Antique style ginger jar lamps will likely come with complicated insignia, such as Chinese calligraphy, or the paintings of Chinese landscapes. While simple off-white silk oriental lamp shades will counter the complicated appearances of ginger jars themselves, it is still best if the antique style ginger jar lamp is placed on an isolated spot on the desk or shelf, with a plain white or light blue background. This will allow the precious lamp to stand out perfectly in its glamor.
As for the lighting, the lamp itself will normally come with up to 150 W of allowable power, so you will be able to have enough light from the lamp no matter what conditions. Many lamps will allow for placing special multi-stage bulbs, which will allow you to set the light to anywhere from 10 W to full 150 W power.
Modern style Oriental table lamps
Modern style lamps are often more simply designed than their antique-style counterparts. Often, they will feature a single bold color jar, such as off-white, orange, turquoise, or red. As such, they will fit in a more busy environments. The backgrounds, such as the walls that you position the lamp against, can be white, but they can also be pastel or even vividly colored, as long as they match the color of the jar. For instance, the warm colors of the wall would match with the warm-colored lamp jar, such as yellow, orange, or ox-blood red. The cold colored surroundings will best match a turquoise or blue jars.
The lighting possibilities for modern style ginger jar table lamps are varied from as little as 10 W to 150 W lamp output power, which will allow you to use it as a dim bedside table lamp, or a powerful dining room lamp.