When you’re considering different ways to decorate your living space, it’s the details that really end up making a difference. Far too often, people purchase a lamp (either new or used) and think they’re “stuck” with the way it looks.
Even if you like the overall look and feel of a lamp when you purchase it, styles and tastes change over time. You don’t have to be stuck with the same lamp design forever if it has a finial that can be replaced or changed out.
If you’ve never changed the lamp finials in your home before, it’s a great way to spruce things up and offer a subtle change that can make a big difference!
So, what are lamp finials, and how can you use them to enhance your home décor?
What Are Lamp Finials?
If you’ve never heard of a lamp finial, you’re not alone. But, you’ve undoubtedly seen them before, and there’s a good chance you have a lamp in your home with one. Lamp finials are decorative tops that fit over the shade of a lamp, securing it in place. They provide the functional purpose of holding the shade on the lamp itself and creating an easy way to pick the lamp up.
But, when most people think about finials, they consider them for decorative purposes. That’s because finials come in different shapes, sizes, and colors to fit your personal taste.
Take a look around your home to see if any of your current lamps have finials. If you’ve never noticed them before, or you’ve always wanted to change the look of your lamps but weren’t sure how, you can do it simply by switching the finials!
Decorative Finials That Fit Your Style
One of the great things about lamp finials is that they come in so many different designs. Thanks to websites like Pinterest and television shows about flipping houses and home design, people have become more invested and interested in the way their home looks.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the budget for major remodels. Sometimes, you may not even want to buy new furniture, artwork, or other decorative pieces.
The good news? You can add small changes to any room in an extremely effective way with finials. Whether you want to change the color, style, or even material of your lamp finials, you’ll notice the way that simple change can change the overall look and feel of any room.
You can also choose lamp finials that reflect your hobbies and interests. Are you a bird lover? Try bird finials or owl finials. Do you live near a lake or ocean? Lighthouse finials are a great way to show your love for the water. Are you a fan of a rustic or natural look? Wood finials or stone finials can make your home feel more “farmhouse chic”.
Crystal finials are very popular since they add a touch of elegance to any room. Crystal finials can come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, but they can add a glistening look that will make people take notice. If you’re trying to bring a room together or make your beautiful lamp more of a focal point, a crystal finial can really help to do the job.
Finials can even be changed out depending on the season. Christmas finials are always popular. If you’re decorating for the season they are a great way to add a special touch to any lamp in your home. They are whimsical, and beautiful. They are sure to be noticed by kids and adults alike as a key piece to your holiday season décor.
Restoring an Old Lamp
Thrifting has always been possible, but it seems in recent years that going to thrift shops and antique stores has become more of a passion than a hobby for so many people. Of course, there are plenty of good reasons for that. You never know what you’ll find in one of those shops, and you can typically purchase items for a fraction of what they may have originally cost.
The “shabby chic” and rustic looks are very in style right now, which makes finding old items even more of a proverbial treasure hunt for some individuals.
Lamps can often be a great find at thrift shops or antique stores. If they work properly, they can typically be restored to their original beauty, or you can upgrade them with new sockets, paint, shades, etc.
Of course, you don’t want to take away from the natural charm and history of a used or antique lamp. Utilizing antique finials or ones that have a classic feel can bring any old lamp back to life and make it look new again.
Lamp Finials for Every Room
One of the great things about using lamp finials is that they can work for almost any room in your home. Whether you’re putting together a nursery and need something sweet and softly-colored, a child’s room that needs something fun and colorful, or you’re looking for something for your living room that shows off your personality, it’s always a good idea to browse lamp finials extensively. They are inexpensive, easy to install, and can be changed frequently.
Again, if you’ve never used lamp finials before, take a look at your existing lamps in the home. Chances are, there is already some type of finial on top, even if it may be rather plain-looking. That’s because lamp makers know people may want to change those finials. So they keep their original designs easy to use in hopes that they won’t end up thrown away.
If you’re trying to enhance the décor of your home, utilizing lamp finials is a great place to start, and you don’t need to browse alone! Feel free to contact Cook’s for more information about lamp finials, or stop into our store to see our current offerings. We’re happy to help you find a finial that works for your home as well as your personal taste.