Floor lamps add height and dimension to any room they grace, from contemporary living room furniture to decorative home accents and more. Positioned strategically within your decor scheme, floor lamps become architectural highlights – an architectural centerpiece.
Direction of light bulb placement is important when it comes to providing ambient lighting. A bulb facing upward will offer more general illumination, while downlights provide targeted task illumination.
Task lighting can help make everyday activities such as working from home more manageable, sitting in a reading chair and creating craft projects easier to complete. Focused lights make the task simpler by eliminating eyestrain and making work simpler to complete.
If you need task lighting for a room or workspace, knowing exactly what type of floor lamp will meet those criteria can be very helpful in selecting an ideal lamp for this purpose. Ideal lamps should provide a localized source of bright light and usually feature shades which narrow its beam; reading lamps, pharmacy lamps and arc lights all fit this bill well.
Direction of lighting bulbs is also essential; one facing upward offers more ambient illumination in a room while one that faces downward can provide focused task illumination. Many lamps feature adjustable switches so users can switch between the two forms of illumination as needed.
Floor lamps provide ambient lighting in addition to central lights and wall sconces, creating more diffused overall illumination in casual living spaces, family rooms and dining rooms. A torchiere-style lamp may direct light upwards towards the ceiling for optimal results – ideal in casual living rooms, family rooms and dining areas.
Some floor lamps can make an elegant design statement in any home, with interesting shapes, unique materials, and designer-themed name brands that add an aesthetic element and may cost more. These lamps add designer flare to your decor and may increase in cost over time.
Consider investing in a floor lamp equipped with an inbuilt dimmer for movie nights or creating more ambience during dinner parties. Some models feature motion sensors to reduce energy costs by automatically shutting off when no one is present in the room; other three-stage switches offer dim, medium, and bright settings to suit various activities or moods.
Floor lamps provide ambient lighting in any bedroom, offering soft lighting that is easier on the eyes when reading or relaxing.
Taller lamps provide more illumination, so it is important to consider their height relative to your sitting eye level and choose an adjustable fixture with dimmable lighting so you can customize its brightness for each space in which it’s placed. A lamp equipped with dimmers allows you to control its intensity and create an atmosphere throughout a room.
For a modern touch, try incorporating torchiere style lamps that provide both ambience and task lighting into your space. These lamps feature a central three-way bulb surrounded by up to three additional bulbs that can be used individually or collectively to illuminate an area. In addition, these lamps come equipped with different shade materials like fabric, metal or more decorative styles – perfect for accentuating artwork or furniture!
Home offices also benefit from selecting carefully from a range of floor lamps that provide illumination from below, such as chandeliers. These lamps typically have larger bases to support higher wattage bulbs. Some models even come equipped with light-blocking shades which help reduce eyestrain; many include dimmers for further control over lighting levels.
If you need an easy way to keep books or other lightweight objects within easy reach, a tray table floor lamp may be an ideal solution. Most often featuring a flat surface on the mid section of their lamp pole that serves as a tray for items like keys and glasses, they make for great lighting solutions when selecting books as well.
If you prefer modern office settings, choose minimalist designs with energy efficient LED floor lamps or torchiere lamps that allow for flexibility with light direction and bulb. Arc or tripod styles featuring stylish chrome, black or natural wood finishes may also work. For classic pharmacy or wrought iron looks consider vintage-inspired mid century designer lamps as options.