Whenever I walk into HomeGoods, my first stop is always the light fixtures section. Even when I don’t need one, I love looking through the aisles at all the great designs, especially the table lamps. That’s why it breaks my heart that decorating with table lamps is often an afterthought. Besides lighting up a space, they can also do so much to elevate its style and create ambiance.
Popular interior designer and HGTV Star judge Vern Yip shared “his brightest tips for lighting up a room,” which shed a lot of light (ahem) on how to decorate with table lamps. Years ago when I first watched him on Trading Spaces, I always said that if I was ever on that show, I’d want him to be my designer. He’s one of my all-time favorites and his advice is always helpful, so I had to share his tips on decorating with table lamps.