Design on a Dime: Cast an Inviting Glow With Lamps

Celebrity Style Aug. 17, 2010 AT 9:38AM
Design on a Dime: Cast an Inviting Glow With Lamps Credit: Inset: Karen Bystedt

Looking for a quick fix to brighten up your space? Add a table lamp or two!

Los Angeles house flipper and star of Bravo's Flipping Out (Tuesdays, 10 p.m./ET) Jeff Lewis tells floor and table lamps are a great way to enhance a space without spending a fortune.

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"Floor and table lamps are an easy way to give your space ambient light," Lewis tells Us. "It's great to mix and match designs. [I] encourage homeowners not to buy a matching floor and table lamp set."

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Such lighting -- which Lewis suggests keeping at a low wattage for soft light -- can serve as one of the home's most functional accessories.

"If you get tired of the look, switching out the shade or placement adds flexibility," our expert says.

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But don't go too overboard when placing your lighting fixtures.

"Place lamps where they are functional. You don't want to over-accessorize a space," Lewis warns.

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