what is a buffet lamp?Free standing skinny table lamps that greet you with shades at about eye level, for the average standing person, are called buffet lamps, although they also go by candlestick or console style. Typically, these are fairly tall with thin or rectangular single column supports, one bulb, and relatively small to medium sized shades. The shades come in many different styles, but are never larger than what you typically find on small accent lamps, less than a foot in diameter, and normally take a bulb no more than 75-watts. The Lighting is soft and muted, mostly projecting in a small cone up and down. If a lamp matches this description, but stands less than two feet, it is considered an accent lamp. Traditionally, buffet style lamps were intended to be used on buffet or large dining tables that host a large quantity of guests, hence the name, however dining room buffet lamps are just one type of lighting fixture. The lamps are convenient and effective in illuminating the surface, and provide the perfect balance of light to create a pleasant dining experience. Today, the buffet style lamp has evolved to cater to numerous purposes, not just dining. They have been found in entryways, reading rooms, hallways, bedrooms, and other more private locations in the home or office. When you buy them, be sure to get more than one, ideally they should be placed in pairs, and when viewed, the tops of the shades should stand at a level that forms a straight horizontal line when the eye moves from one to the next. However when situated, they should not be so tall that the bulb can be clearly seen from below.
Decorative buffet lampsYou will find lamps for buffets in many styles and colors, but usually in only a few styles. Tall and short buffet lamps are available to cater to your setting. The traditional version for living room use is well represented by some designer brands like Cyan Design Fine Art Lamps, and Uttermost buffet lamps. Designer lamps are exceptionally crafted, most by hand, and are well represented by trusted brands. For a den, home library, or smoking room a darker model with a more opaque shade is nice. For a modern sophisticated space, use a lamp that has clear glass. They work well on sofa end tables, low counters, and of course, as the name states, to illuminate food buffets. They can sometimes also work well matched on console tables in hallways, on matching pedestals, or on low bedroom dressers. Specify or narrow your search by selecting the number of lights you’d like on your lamp, your desired style (modern, traditional, rustic lodge, etc), the lamp size, and even your targeted price. Additionally, there is a huge inventory of white buffet lamps and bronze buffet lamps available at LuxeDecor.