YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING A FLOOR LAMP

August 12, 2021

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING A FLOOR LAMP

You don’t need us to tell you that lamps and lighting are absolutely essential to the design of your beautiful sitting room. Designer floor lamps, or standing lamps, serve a double purpose: they can be gorgeous objects in themselves, and the light they make can determine the whole mood of the room. So, buying the right floor lamp requires a bit of thought.

We all know that lighting makes the difference between a dull room and a bright room. Kind of obvious, isn’t it? While we may be limited in terms of light fixtures, we have options galore when it comes to choosing the perfect lamp.

But deciding on which lamp to buy might seem like a very simple process. Pick a design, choose the lamp, and you are done, right? No, it Is not that simple. Not if you want the perfect lamp that matches your home in all aspects.

WHAT WILL THE FLOOR LAMP’S MAIN PURPOSE BE?

One of the first questions you should be asking when shopping for a floor lamp is ‘what will I be using it for?’ are you looking for the perfect floor lamp that will add a subtle yet beautiful décor element to your livening space of are you in the market for a floor lamp that will serve as a reading lamp in the corner of your room near an occasional chair? Start by narrowing down what the main purpose of the lamp will be, this will help you decide what type of lighting you are looking for.

If you are targeting enhancement of the ambience, then perhaps a soft glow would be perfect. Want to highlight a particular object? Then go for accent lighting where the object in question will be in focus. And if it’s for a reading nook, then a bright bulb with a semi-transparent lampshade might work best.

CAN FLOOR LAMPS BE USED TO MAKE A STATEMENT?

Lamps are not merely functional objects. Not anymore. Today, lamps are part of the décor, lending character to rooms. Match your lamps to the colour of your walls. Or let it be a pleasing contrast.

HOW DO I MAKE SURE I BUY A FLOOR LAMP THAT FITS THE SCALE OF MY ROOM?

When deciding on a floor lamp, you need to consider the scale of your living room – especially the height of the ceiling.

If you have a low ceiling a very tall lamp can look out of proportion, while if you have a lot of overhead space a floor lamp that’s too short will also stand out for the wrong reasons, dazzling guests with its glare instead of filling the room with ambient light.

The trick, then, is to get a tape measure and work out your ideal height first, so that you know how tall the base can be before the standing lamp would start to dominate the room.

WHAT STYLE OF FLOOR LAMP WILL WORK BEST?

Floor lamps are available in various shapes, sizes, materials and finishes. So how do you decide between a wooden tripod floor lamps and a sleek metal floor lamp? The answer, surprisingly is relatively simple, start with the overall look and feel of the room. Do you want the lamp to blend with the current style or do you want it to stand apart as an attention-grabbing piece? Are you more the earthy ceramics kind or the steel and glass modern kind?

CREATE LAYERS OF LIGHT IN YOUR SPACE

A useful tip from our design team is to layer lighting in your space. Creating layers of light in your space by using various lights is always a better idea than simply relying on one source of light, normally an overhead light. Having various sources of light in a space allows you to create different moods for different situations.

If you are looking at creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your room, consider pairing a standing lamp with a side lamp or desk lamp.

Visit a Leather Gallery Showroom near you to explore our wide array of floor lamps, we have something for everyone from oversized wooden tripod floor lamps to sleek and simple metal floor lamps.

One of our experienced sales consultants can assist you in finding the perfect floor lamp for any room in your home.





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