How to Decide on the Right Type of Decorative Lamp Post

Posted by Daniel Lawrence on January, 2019

A decorative lamp post is just the right thing to brighten up the profile of almost any home. With so many choices out there, it can be a challenge to figure out which one is best for your needs, however. Here are some things to keep in mind to help you narrow down your choices.

What Is the Purpose of the Lamp Post?

While all lamp posts certainly add curb appeal to your home, some add as much functionality as they do beauty. You may want to try to accomplish two things at once as you select just the right kind of decorative lamp post for your home. One of the primary functional reasons for having a lamp post installed is for safety. A well-lit walkway is ultimately a safer walkway. Also, light has been proven to be a good deterrent for thieves or other people thinking about doing harm to you or your family. Keeping these auxiliary benefits in mind may help you make the right choice.

How Many Bulbs to Get

There is nothing quite as awkward as a lamp post that is missing one or more lights. Hence, one of the primary considerations when deciding what type of post to get is whether you are going to be able to dedicate enough time to the replacement of damaged or worn out bulbs. If you are simply too busy to be replacing the bulbs every time they break, you may want to opt for one with just one or two. You can also limit how often you have to replace the bulbs by using ones that last longer. This will also add some cost, which should be factored in.

Regardless of how often you have to change the bulbs, however, the beauty and safety that result are well worth it.

The Style of Lamp Post

Perhaps the biggest factor is which style to choose. Take a look at the exterior of your home. Is it more modern, with simple lines and edges? Or perhaps it’s more of a classic home. This classification is going to be the biggest determiner of which style lamp post you choose.

If you have a hard time deciding—or if you just feel like shopping around—you can check out the selection provided by Lamp Post Globes at LampPostGlobes.com. you can also give us a call at 1-800-665-3594.

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