Floor lamps cover the big three requirements of interior design: they are versatile, they are practical, and they are stylish. Using floor lamps in a room enhances the ambience and provides a strong focal point. With these lights, you add the finishing touch to your interior design.
Here are six reasons why you can’t do without a floor lamp or two in your living room, study, bedroom or dining room.
1. Floor Lamps Provide 3 Different Lighting Styles
When you design a room, it helps to include the three different types of modern lighting: ambient (general) light, task light, and accent light. In this way, you draw attention to interesting features of the room as well as provide essential light for doing things and general light to illuminate the whole room. Floor lamps accomplish all three of these lighting tasks at the same time. Or, you can have different lights that each provide a different lighting style. For example, a tall floor light provides ambient lighting. A floor lamp behind a chair is ideal for reading (task lighting). And a lamp on the floor can highlight an architectural or structural room feature.
2. You Can Easily Move Floor Lamps
You don’t have much scope for moving your furniture around regularly. And you can’t keep repainting your walls unless you have a large budget and lots of time. But you can move your floor lights around the room to lend a new look to the space. Just a subtle change in the placement of the lamp creates a stunning new mood in your home.
3. They Add Elegant Height
Add elegance and interesting height to a small room by adding tall floor lamps. You can also add the illusion of height and make your space look bigger by using long stripes on curtains or upholstery, and narrow, tall bookshelves.
4. You Can Make a Statement With Floor Lamps
Make a bold and impactful statement with a stylish floor light. You can even make a standing lamp the main feature of your room. Do this by choosing a stunning light to complement your décor, or to make a larger statement by clashing with your existing theme. Since floor lamps can be inexpensive, you can easily change the look of your room with a new statement lamp.
5. Or Provide a Subtle Glow
Alternatively, you can use standing lamps for a subtle glow of light in the room. Simple floor lights in brass or metal deliver useful illumination without standing out or overwhelming your design scheme. You can situate lamps behind chairs if you do not want to make a feature of this item.
6. Switch Your Style With a New Shade
Choose a lamp where you can switch the shade so you have a new focal point in your room. Try different colours, patterns and materials for the shade so you always have some new interest in your space. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can make a difference to your look.