Is there a room in your house that feels darker and less inviting than others? A common mistake people make in their homes is not providing adequate lighting in each space, which can lead to increased stress levels and decreased moods. In this blog, we at Hobrecht Lighting will reveal how to improve the productivity of a room with the simple solution of adding lamps.

Often overlooked, lamps can immediately elevate a room with their utility and design. At Hobrecht Lighting, we carry a large selection of lamps, ensuring you will find one that fits with your personal style. There’s a lot that goes into choosing the right combination of lighting for a room, so here are a few tips to get you going in the right direction.

Get Creative

Layered illumination is your best friend when it comes to creating the optimal amount of lighting in a room. This means having different sources of light including overhead, accent, task, decorative, and more. Implementing a variety of lighting not only brightens the space, but improves the overall functionality of a room. When selecting the lamps for the room, don’t shy away from playing with different heights and widths. While the safe bet is adding a traditional table lamp, a great addition to complement the design of the room is an oversized floor lamp or a wider lamp to add a great focal point.


Statement lamps allow you to express your personal style within a room. We at Hobrecht Lighting are experts in the lighting industry and have extensive experience in adding style to a room while keeping practicality in mind. There’s nothing worse than having a grand lighting fixture in a room that, while beautiful, obstructs the line of sight, making it hard to gather and visit with others in the room. The placement of lamps in a room is essential to the functionality of the room. Our expert consultants at Hobrecht Lighting are great at finding unique lamps for a room and recommending placement to ensure the design and practicality of the room are spot on. Schedule an appointment today to get started!

It’s The Little Things

Speaking of practicality when it comes to finding the perfect lamp for a room, there are a few more aspects to keep in mind:

  • Height: There are different guidelines when it comes to selecting the right height of lamp for certain rooms. For example, a table lamp for bedroom nightstand should generally be the same height, if not a little bit taller, than the nightstand to cast the light in a pleasing way while you read a book at night or send off that final email for the evening.
  • Weight: An important aspect that is usually an afterthought when purchasing a lamp is the weight of the lamp. If the lamp is going to be placed in a highly-trafficked area, we at Hobrecht Lighting recommend choosing a heavier base to prevent the lamp from falling or tipping over. If the lamp is going to be located in a secluded area of the room, the weight of the base doesn’t need to be the main consideration.
  • Width: The balance of a room is something that many don’t think about but can make or break a room. Our expert consultants know the general rule of thumb when it comes to how wide or narrow of a lamp you should buy depending on the space and area it will be placed. Stop by our showroom today and check out the large variety of options to choose from!
  • Light Bulbs: In addition to the design of the lamp, the light bulbs you select contribute to the quality of lighting in the room. If you’re wanting a brightly lit room, we recommend LED light bulbs. They provide great illumination while also remaining energy-efficient, a win-win for you! If you’re intending on using the lamp for evening reading or drinking your first cup of coffee at the break of dawn, we recommend chatting with our friendly staff to find the right hue that you’re wanting.

How Hobrecht Lighting Can Help

We are aware that not everyone is an expert when it comes to selecting the right lighting for a room. Our expert staff with over 200 years of combined lighting experience is here to answer any questions you have and help guide you to the lighting solutions you are searching for. In addition to our impressive selection of lamps, we also provide thousands of other lighting fixtures to satisfy all of your home lighting needs.

Stop by our Sacramento lighting showroom today with over 18,000 square feet of fixtures to check out. If you know the lighting you want and are ready to take the first step, schedule an appointment with our expert staff today! We’re ready to make your lighting dreams a reality.