Where: Use candlesticks on a sideboard, an entry hall table, sofa table, or a bedroom dressing table.
Size: The bottom of the lampshade should fall at eye level when in use. Often candlesticks are taller than the average table lamp, particularly when used on a buffet or entrance hall table.
Style: Color and shapes can be matched to other accents in the room such as finishes in the chandelier, picture frame, fabrics, art, etc.
Wattage: Most often used in pairs, candlestick lamps are more versatile if they have high-low switches (to transition from serving the buffet to a candlelight dinner.)
Placement: Candlestick lamps are used to supplement lighting in a room by filling in gaps left by primary lighting sources.
Shades: Gold-lined shades provide a wonderful warm glow to the room and direct light down to the table surface. Translucent light shades increase the overall light in the room.