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Choosing a lamp seems simple. But the number of decisions that go into it can be daunting. "People get confused about sizing, if the style is going to fit the room, if it's going to give off the right amount of light, all the different price points," says Zoe Feldman, a Washington interior designer. All those factors can add up to a stunning space — or one that's significantly lacking. "Without the proper lighting, the space is sort of dead," she says. We asked Feldman and others for their advice on the right lighting styles, shades and hanging heights to bring a room back to life. Though they disagreed on some things, there was at least one rule they all agreed on: To have your home ready for any kind of moment or mood, every light should be on a dimmer.