Floor lamps don’t typically get the attention they deserve, but a well-chosen lighting piece can make an otherwise dark room feel bright and inviting. After all, these sculptural fixtures are often the centerpiece of rooms, and it’s important to find one that not only illuminates, but also complements your style.
Decorilla Lead Designer Devin Shaffer suggests a metal floor lamp with an exposed-filament bulb, like the Lumens Z-Bar Gen 3 Floor Lamp, which has a minimalist design and can be positioned to best fit your space. He explains that the exposed filaments “had their moment when modern farmhouse style ruled the interior-design scene,” but they’re still popping up in contemporary spaces.
Another option that he recommends is a tripod floor lamp, such as the LePower Wood Tripod Floor Lamp. It has a warm, natural rubberwood construction that will complement most room themes and color palettes.
It also features a textured linen shade that helps diffuse light and softens the overall aesthetic. The lamp has a sturdy, wobble-free base that is safe for use around curious children and pets.
The 3-Arc Floor Lamp from Hampton Bay differentiates itself from torch lamps by having three lights hang down instead of pointing upward, creating a more unique vibe for the room. This lamp can be angled in different directions and is available in multiple colors to match any decor scheme.
This floor lamp can be a great choice for spaces that need both direct and indirect lighting, such as kitchens or family rooms. The adjustable design allows you to place the bulbs far apart or close together, which will help a larger space feel more open and less cramped, according to many reviewers.
A more flexible option, the Adesso 4238-26 Trinity Arc Floor Lamp is similar to the Hampton Bay lamp, but it’s more adjustable and can be positioned to cover a wide area or tightly together to minimize clutter. While it can be a bit challenging to assemble, it’s worth the effort and will work well in spaces with a variety of uses and preferences for lighting.
There are a number of factors that go into selecting the right lamp for your space, including color, style, and function. First, you’ll want to think about what kind of light you need for your room. If you’ll be using it as a task light for reading or working, you’ll want to pick a lamp with a dimmable bulb that can be controlled by an on/off switch or a motion sensor.
You’ll also want to choose a shade that helps control the direction of the light. Some lampshades have a frosted finish that tame harsh light, while others are fabric drums that allow the light to be directed where you need it.
Lastly, consider how long you’ll be using the lamp. If you’ll be spending a lot of time in the room, you may want to look for a floor lamp that has a longer lifespan.