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Even the most stylish space isn't completely finished without proper lighting. Because every room needs the perfect balance of the three types of lighting – ambient, task and accent – we’re here to tell you all about one of the types: task lighting. Table lamps and floor lamps fall into this category and are particularity important as they provide both a functional and fashionable role in your home. You’ll have to check out our section of table lamps another time; for now, let’s zoom our focus in on floor lamps.
If your room is on the glam side, choose a lamp made from chrome, metal or marble. For an understated touch, a simple black shade will ground your space and bring a sense of drama and sophistication.
Like something more traditional? Our selection of craftsman-inspired lighting designed using warm woods, forged iron-look metals and linen or cotton blend shades will make you swoon.
How about an industrial vibe? You’ll love our offering of utilitarian-look lamps featuring bare bones styling using dark metal, glass and exposed wiring. One strategically placed floor lamp that boasts these design elements guarantees to elevate your space to new heights of cool.
If you’re into contemporary decor, check out our updated versions of time-tested classics like arch lamps or tripod lamps. Drum shaped and slightly tapered shades are perfect matches for this type of decorating scheme. Think clean lines and simple silhouettes as you set out on your quest to create a modern interior.
Like anything else in decorating, it’s a must to keep scale in mind when introducing a floor lamp into your space. Make sure the size you choose is a good match for its location. You don't want to put a massive lamp in a very small area; not only will it look disproportionate, but it might also be bumped into or knocked over. The same can be said for a larger space. A very small lamp will look out of place in a large room.
When it comes to the scale of the lamp itself, the shade should be 1/2 to 3/4 the size of the base and should conceal the internal hardware of the lamp (unless you’re going for an industrial exposed wiring look, that is!).
After selecting the right lamps, figuring out where to put them is just as important. Floor lamps are generally used to illuminate corners and reading areas. The addition of a lamp next to a sofa or chair or in a dark spot will work wonders for the way the room feels by brightening it up in a flash.
With all these stylish floor lamps to choose from, it’ll be simple to find one for every room in your house. Adding extra lighting to your home is almost as easy as turning on a switch!