So, you want extra lighting in the room, but you don’t have an empty surface to put one more lamp on? No worries, floor lamps are an excellent solution to your problem. Floor lamps are versatile, functional, and decorative as they fit easily in the corners of a room, behind a sofa, or in the center of a foyer.
A great floor lamp can bring remarkable changes to the room, such as a colorful or natural environment to brighten the entire room. It can also give an amber glow to set the bedroom atmosphere or provide brighter lighting for a home office. No matter what you decide to use it for, adding the right floor lamps in the right place can ultimately change the space’s look and create a whole new feel and look.
You may find it challenging to decide where to find floor lamps and where they will look best in your home. Here are some tips on where to add floor lamps in your home:
Next To A Chair Or Sofa
This may be the most common area to place a floor lamp. Whether you’re shining a light on the entire sofa or chair set, or just one armchair in a quiet corner, the brightness of a floor lamp is often welcomed. This arrangement also makes it convenient to pass the electrical cord under the sofa or chair, so there is no obstruction or tripping risk. You can use a floor lamp with the lampshade facing up to provide more ambient light, or you can use a floor lamp with the traditional lampshade facing down for more local lighting.
In The Corner Of Your Room
Corner floor lamps are an excellent setup for adding secondary lighting to a room with existing ceiling light, no ceiling light, or just to keep the lamp out of a high traffic area. If the floor lamp is the only light source in the room, consider using multiple lamps at different angles to illuminate the entire room comfortably. Multiple lamps also reduce shadows and give your space a well-lit look.
Highlight A Specific Piece of Furniture
Floor lamps can be extremely useful when you want to accentuate specific furniture or decorations such as chairs and coffee tables. Place a club-style floor lamp with a downward shade right next to furniture and decorations to shine direct light. Arc floor lamps are a great option to accentuate your decoration, as you can place the base near a corner or sofa when placing the lampshade to illuminate your favorite piece of furniture.
In a Nursery
Nurseries are always a great place to put a floor lamp (especially if a corner one). If you select a floor lamp with multiple lighting options, you can have it set dim when the baby is asleep. This will help with visibility for baby monitors or when you walk in to feed the baby or change diapers.
Think about how you will use your space, and select the light that best suits your needs. So, where to find floor lamps? You can find them in every room in your home requiring various work lighting, accent lighting, or standard lighting (especially if you want to set the right tones and provide the ability to see things more clearly). Floor lamps also play a decorative and practical role in most spaces, making them the sought after additions to home improvement projects. Don’t be afraid to combine floor lamps with other light sources such as table lamps and ceiling lights. This way, the light is evenly distributed throughout the space. Without the right combination of lighting, even the most well- designed spaces look incomplet