Do you need two lamps on a buffet?

What is a buffet lamp used for?

Buffet lamps are often used at parties to light the serving tables. They are recognizable by their long, narrow necks and small shades which are designed to focus the light down at the desired spot.

How do I choose a buffet lamp?

Typically, you want to choose a buffet lamp that will be no taller than 58 to 64 inches once placed on the surface in question. Of course, you can go taller if you prefer, but you want to be sure that, when you look up, you cannot see the exposed bulb beneath the shade, potentially blinding you with the brightness.

What size lamp do I need?

General Scale of Lamps

Overall lamp and table measurements: The lamp should not be more than 1.5 times taller than the surface it is sitting on, and the lamp shade’s diameter should be smaller than the width of the sofa side table. You don’t want the table lamp’s shade to be sticking out beyond the table’s edge.

How long should a buffet table be?

The standard length of a sideboard or buffet in a dining room is around 60” long. I would go with that length, or a little longer – but don’t exceed the length of your table you will want it to feel proportionate to it. Also, keep an eye on the depth so that you have space to walk.

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Can you put a buffet in a bedroom?

Buffets are such great multi-purpose pieces of furniture, they’re even perfect for using in the bedroom. Use it instead of a chest of drawers to store those items that don’t fit in the regular closet, or that don’t have a logical designated place.