One of the most important finishing touches to a room is the lighting and most in particular are the lamps. These pieces not only give you function but also they add style to the room. There are many materials that lamps can be made from. Each material gives a different feel to the space.

First there is mercury glass. This is one of my favorite types of material to make lamps from. This is different from regular glass as mercury glass has an old and new feeling at the same time. It will also look silver and gold, while being transparent but opaque at the same time. It is simply a contradiction of a material which makes it fantastic for interior design. Here are some different lamps made from mercury glass.

A touch of a Moroccan feel with this design.

A touch of a Moroccan feel with this design.

A mercury glass floor lamp for a touch of traditional and modern.

A mercury glass floor lamp for a touch of traditional and modern.

A classic mercury glass table lamp.

A classic mercury glass table lamp.

Different shapes make the mercury glass come to life.

Different shapes make the mercury glass come to life.

Ceramic is one of your most popular materials to make lamps from. The great things about ceramic lamps are that you can do any color or shape with them. They can add a softening effect to the room design and tend to stay in style.

Blue ceramic gourd lamp.

Blue ceramic gourd lamp.

Lattice design on a white ceramic lamp, simple and elegant.

Lattice design on a white ceramic lamp, simple and elegant.

Orange ceramic gourd lamp

Orange ceramic gourd lamp

pale blue ceramic matching gourd lamps.

pale blue ceramic matching gourd lamps.

Metal lamps can be quite intricate and can be either modern or traditional. They give the space a very distinct look and are a definite WOW piece.

Hand hammered kettle lamp.

Hand hammered kettle lamp.

Modern twisted metal lamp.

Modern twisted metal lamp.

Traditional metal scroll lamp.

Traditional metal scroll lamp.

The last type of material that I am going to talk is glass. This plain material can be transformed into something magnificent. It can be clear, colored or filled with objects. This is a great answer for just about any space and they are usually extremely economical. Here are some different glass lamps.

Colorful glass bubble lamps

Colorful glass bubble lamps

A clear glass lamp that is simple and elegant

A clear glass lamp that is simple and elegant

Filled glass lamps

Filled glass lamps

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A seaside filled glass lamp

A seaside filled glass lamp

Buffet height cylinder glass lamps

Buffet height cylinder glass lamps

A perfume bottle shaped glass lamp

A perfume bottle shaped glass lamp

So the next time you are looking around your space and feel like something is missing or needs to change, look to your lamps to add new life to your room.