Floor lamps provide ambient lighting and direct task lighting to a space, making these very versatile lights. Unfortunately, floor lamps are not given enough credit when illuminating a room and are often overlooked when purchasing lights. So do not forget about these fantastic lighting options and give modern floor lamps a try in your home.
Floor lamps for living rooms provide a unique aesthetic that looks good in your room and provides plenty of light. When shopping for a floor lamp, there are many things to consider, including price, design, and size. Here are some things to consider before going out to buy a floor lamp for your home:
Floor lamps offer different features, and when shopping for one, consider which of the following features you want your light to have.
Floor lamps with an adjustable feature allow you to raise or lower the light based on your lighting needs. Additionally, some floor lamps provide the ability to move the light arm downward, providing direct light on a table or chair.
Some floor lamps have built-in dimmers allowing you to change the level of brightness right on the lamp.
Lamps with two levels of brightness have a double pull chain to use as a dimmer. Pull the chain once; it sets itself to one brightness level. Pull the chain a second time, and it sets to the next brightness level. Pull the chain a third time, and it powers off.
Some floor lamps provide space-saving features, such as shelves and tables built right in. This feature allows you to set your phone on a shelf while charging or display small items.
Floor lamps are already connected to power, and some come with USB ports for charging electronic devices. For example, the USB ports allow you to charge your phone or tablet without needing a standard wall outlet.
Floor lamps are similar, but there are different styles and types of lamps available. Typically, the lamp has a sturdy base and extending stem and light that may or may not shade. However, it is the individual design features that make floor lamps unique and have functional benefits.
Ambient floor lamps are the most commonly used lamps in living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms. These flights provide a general light that softly illuminates the room and can provide enough reading light when sitting close to it.
Arc floor lamps are designed to extend over a seating area to provide direct task lighting. These lights are perfect for contemporary living spaces and give enough focused light for reading and simple tasks. Arc lights can also be positioned over coffee tables and dining room tables for game night and other larger tasks needing a more oversized table.
Like the hanging ceiling chandeliers, floor lamp chandeliers have a sturdy base and pole used to hang a chandelier light. These lights are used mainly for decoration and to produce ambient lighting.
Octopus floor lamps have many adjustable and bendable arms with lights at the end of each arm. These lights are fun and make it possible to direct light in all directions needed in a room. Most of the time, these lights have colorful shades, casting a soft colored glow onto the wall.
Reading floor lamps provide direct light, designed to use for tasks such as reading and writing. The light is bright, providing enough light below, and depending upon the strength of the light and the size of the room, it may also provide enough light for most of the room. In addition, some reading floor lamps have bendable arms, creating a more direct light when positioned directly over a table or chair.
A tripod floor lamp provides a space with a stylish and functional mid-century designed light. The three legs of the tripod extend and move independently of each other, allowing you to adjust the height and balance of the lamp. In addition, the lamp heads rotate, enabling you to turn the light in the direction you want. Though these lights can be bright enough for reading, they are primarily used for ambient lighting.
Choosing a floor lamp that matches your room's decor helps create a stylish balance in a room. However, floor lamps can add a fun element to a room while providing additional light.
Take time to plan and know the style, color, height, and size of the floor lamp you want. Floor lamps provide different levels of lighting, including ambient and task. Determine what purpose your lamp will serve and select a light that meets that purpose.
Shop for a floor lamp with the features you need to accommodate your lighting needs.
Look for floor lamps that are easy to assemble. Most can be built in a few minutes; however, some more extensive floor lamps have many components and could take some time to assemble.
Shopping for floor lamps is a fun way to illuminate a room while using a lamp that quickly becomes an essential part of your home's decor. Check out our catalog to see the different styles of floor lamps we have available.