Lighting is a key element in any room. A floor lamp 2 heads adds a touch of style and provides additional lighting over areas of a living room where people gather. There are a number of styles to choose from that can fit any design preference and budget.
One of the most important factors in deciding on a floor lamp is how you will use it. If you plan to read or have a conversation with someone in the space, you may prefer to have a lamp that offers a diffused light rather than a sharply focused beam. You will also want to consider the shade material and color, as this will determine how much light is emitted from the lamp. Some shades are sheer and others offer a darker tint that reduces the amount of light that is dispersed into the room.
Another factor in determining the type of floor lamp that will be best for your space is your overall décor. If you tend to lean towards a traditional look, for example, you may want to opt for a bronze finish like the one featured on the Robert Abbey Collin Saki Shade Tray Floor Lamp. This classic style is 59 inches tall and features a base with a bronze finish along with dark antique nickel finishes accents. It accepts a three-way bulb and has a maximum incandescent wattage of 150 watts.
If you want to make a statement with your lighting, the Foscarini Orbital Floor Lamp is an option that offers multiple colors from its five glass shapes. It is available in a variety of sizes and finishes to complement many different types of décor.
The most basic types of floor lamps are torchieres, club lamps and six-way lamps. Each has a pole that rises to a height of chest-height or above, and then gives way to an arm with a light bulb(s). Some arms can be pivoted to direct the light in various directions. Other arms can be adjusted for height, and some are designed to take a decorative lamp shade.
You may also choose to purchase a floor lamp that is equipped with LED lights. These bulbs are more energy-efficient than their incandescent counterparts and they produce a light that is closer to natural daylight. This makes them a great choice for reading and task lighting.
Depending on your preferences, you can pair your floor lamp with a wall switch so that it comes on when the other room lights are turned on or you can use the floor lamp’s own switch.
Once you have decided on the type of floor lamp that will suit your needs and match the décor in your living room, the next step is to select the right shade material and color. Once you have made these decisions, you will be ready to shop for a new lamp that will brighten your favorite spot in the home.