There’s no formula for selecting the properly sized modern table lamp, but, as with most design purchases, how the lamp complements the furniture and other elements in a space is one important determining factor.
Table lamps, of course, feature a broad range of practical and decorative qualities, making them both functional pieces and modern décor objects—so don’t underestimate the ability of designer table lamps to transform an otherwise nondescript part of a room into something extraordinary.
Scale and context—where a modern table lamp will reside, and what surrounds it—should be considered before anything. A modern table lamp that’s too big for the surface on which it sits, or which is overwhelmed by the other objects around it is not optimal. So, when purchasing modern table lamps, look for designs that appeal to you, by all means, but also ones that, both in scale and features, help contribute to a well-balanced interior composition.