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If you need adequate ambient light for a larger room and don't
want to hire an electrician, floor
lamps are your best bet. These convenient
lighting fixtures can be placed near chairs, couches, and
to serve as a task light. They can also be moved from one area
or another, wherever additional illumination is needed. Plus,
giving it a whole new look is as quick as changing its
The problem is that there are thousands of floor lamps in
various styles, colors, and materials imaginable. This might be
a good thing, considering that you will have more options for
your finicky standards but such wide range can also be a cause
for a massive headache, as you will have a hard time choosing
that one perfect floor lamp that will work best for your needs
as well as for your room’s existing décor.
Buying Floor Lamps: What
Before anything else, you have to consider what you are
the floor lamp for? Yes, you are bound to use it for lighting,
but there must be something else aside from this. Ask yourself
the following questions:
Once you have made up your mind on the above
you will then have to consider the height of the lamp. In this
aspect, you will also decide if you want something that uses a
shade, a reflector, or a globe. You need to ensure that you are
protected from too much glare from the light bulb.
The lamps available in the market today are made from a
variety of materials that it is very hard to get a good list of
all of them. The traditional
floor lamps include
wood and rattan and
modern manufacturers have already come up
with metallic ones. Popular finishes include brass, bronze,
silver, steel, and nickel.
- Do you want a strong and clear light for a specific
- Or are you looking for something that will illuminate
the entire space?
- Would you want something that can serve as a stunning
piece of décor even when it is not turned on?
- Do you desire something that can do all of the above?
Much of this decision will come from the current scheme of your
living area so you have to point out whether you are opting for
a traditional feel or for a contemporary look. There is no
to this, though, as you can go crazy and have a mix of both!
Your floor lamp of choice might already come with its own
shade but this does not mean that you have no power to change
it. Shades also come in a wide array of sizes, colors, and
shades and you have all the freedom to pick one that takes your
Budget will always be an issue with any purchase and floor
lamps are of no exception. Rid yourself of the though that the
best ones will always come with a hefty price because you can
always find sweet bargains of practical and whimsical floor
lamps at amazingly low prices.
Choose from different Floor Lamps Style: Contemporary
Floor Lamps | Traditional
Floor Lamps | Casual
Which Classic Floor Lamp
Suits You Best?
A classic floor lamp is a popular go-to for many homeowners.
They are clean and simple and practically go along with
home design. Here are the top choices:
- Traditional Classic Floor Lamps.
This is the most popular classic lamp, composed of a single
pole set on a round base supporting a glass globe or cloth
This has a shade shaped like a bowl so its light goes
upwards, making it best for ambient lighting.
- Tree Floor Lamp.
They have three or more light sockets that you can twist or
pivot so you can focus them in any direction.
- Arc Floor Lamp.
This as a bent, curving pole so it can illuminate things way
below it, perfect for providing lights above chairs and
Floor Lamp Trends:
There seems to be a confusing list of floor lamp designs
it comes to the most popular styles and designs in these times
of the year. Whatever the in vogue colors or shapes might be,
the most important factor is practicality. This seems to be the
overall theme in today’s modern world and it seems like the
realm of floor lamps have caught the trend too. Here are the
most practical designs for floor lamps:
- Tray Floor Lamps.
These are directly placed near chairs so you will not have
to have an end table, making it a great piece for small
- Adjustable Floor
These lamps can be adjusted according to their height as
well as with the direction that they will shed light
- Reading Lamps.
Perfect for readers, these lamps come with a central light
source and an adjustable arm so you can focus lights
directly to your book or magazine.
- Floor Lamps with
Because they come equipped with a magnifier, they should
come in handy when tinkering with small repairs or hobbies
as well as for deciphering small print.
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