Floor lamps hold a unique position among all other lighting fixtures and installations, they fit the description of ‘plug and play’ about as honestly as any lamp could.
Unlike other types of table or desk lamp, no elevated surface is required, just floor space. Now this all might sound obvious, but if you’ve ever felt that one corner of your living room is bare, or that something is needed to make the place feel a little more cozy and warm, then the chances are that a floor lamp could be a really quick and easy way to fill that void.
Of course it’s not only filling space within the room that a floor lamp is good for, it could quickly become a means to show off other decor, or even a focal point in it’s own right, both with the way it’s light falls on surrounding furnishings, and by it’s fixed ornamental attributes.
There are many different types of floor lamp available, and one of the most popular is the torchiere, likely to be popular for the small footprint they have. This means that they will squeeze into even the smallest piece of floorspaces, however functionally they work in almost the opposite way, with their upward facing shade meaning that light is shone and reflected off the ceiling and right across the room giving an evenly diffused light.
Standard lamps, or club lamps, are in general the most popular type of floor lamp on the market, coming in a variety of styles and finishes. Anything goes really from traditional Tiffany lamp styling, to minimalist Scandinavian design, some even feature height adjustable stems for maximum versatility.
Whatever your needs, you can guarantee that there’s a floor lamp out there for you. Check out some of our reviews for further information, you never know what fresh ideas you might pick up!