When decorating your space, lighting is likely low on your list of priorities; however, good lighting can set a mood, accentuate small nooks, corners, or furniture, and even make you look more attractive. We spoke with Staci Ruiz, a lighting designer with more than 30 years of experience, whose designs can be found in apartments throughout Manhattan, and interior designer Whitney Jones of Whitney J Decor, to learn more about using lighting to create intimate spaces, common lighting mistakes to avoid, and the best retailers to shop with for floor lamps.
Floor lamps, \"give off a layer of lower level lighting that compliments people's appearances, and allow you to control the glow of a room,\" said Ruiz. \"Overhead lighting can sometimes be harsh and garish. By turning off those lights and using a floor lamp instead, you create a very intimate feel.\"
Whether you're on the hunt for a floor lamp for your office, living room, or bedroom, there are a ton of lighting design options out there, from different lamp shade and stand designs to USB port lamps. With advice from Ruiz and Jones, we curated a selection of floor lamp retailers that offer options with a balance of good performance and style.
Brightech uses the same manufacturers as other high-priced brands, but the only difference is it won't leave a dent in your pocket due to its direct-to-consumer business model. Many of the lamps are priced under $100, making it a great option for budget-conscious shoppers.
Aside from the modern designs, Brightech's lamps stand out in a number of other ways. First, all of Brightech's lamps are LED-powered and don't require you to purchase additional light bulbs. Second, the retailer offers a generous five-year warranty on all of the lamps purchased on its website (3 years if purchased from other sites), which is almost unheard of in the lighting industry. If you're looking for inexpensive, modern lamps that will last you many years, Brightech is a great choice.
AllModern, an online-only brand created by major retailer Wayfair, specializes in selling modern furniture, and offers floor lamps in a variety of styles. In its collection of more than 100 floor lamp designs you can find minimalist, mid-century, and Scandinavian-inspired pieces.
Many of us already shop Amazon for home necessities and other random finds, so it's no secret that the retailer also offers a large selection of affordable floor lamps. You can find hundreds of thousands of floor lamp options on Amazon, to fit every decor style and budget.
The options and browsing experience can be overwhelming, making it hard to narrow down to just one, but with some persistence you can find some great floor lamps. Amazon is also a good place to shop some of our other favorite lighting brands (such as Brightech) and still take advantage of Prime two-day shipping.
While many of us head to Ikea for furniture and storage solutions, the retailer also offers a wide selection of floor lamps, all at low prices with products available for purchase both online and in store. The designs range in style from simple and utilitarian to unique and highly decorative.
If you favor a modern home aesthetic, CB2 offers a wide variety of floor lamps, and sells some of Jones' favorite lighting options. While the retailer only has 20 physical locations, its modern products are available for purchase online.
At CB2 you can typically find a mix of unique, statement lamps as well as classic shaded lamps. The retailer also offers several free interior services including design consultations and the ability to ask its design specialists quick questions about your space. You can also view how certain items will look in your space with its AR feature.
Lumens allows customers to sort through numerous floor lamp options by style, intended use, and price. It also offers downloadable lighting planners to make it easier to design the lighting in each room of your home, as well as in-depth articles on lighting topics such as choosing a floor lamp, layering lighting, and more.
Lumens sells one of Ruiz's favorite lamps, which is Stickbulb's 6 Foot Floor Lamp and said that this lamp and similar lamps are a great example of floor lighting that is both \"sculptural and artistic.\" She also highly recommends the Santa and Cole Tripode G5 Floor Lamp as another option that blends form and function.
While The Home Depot may be known primarily for its large selection of hardware products, you can also find plenty of stylish floor lamps at affordable prices.
The Home Depot is best known for selling home improvement supplies, but it's a great place to shop for affordable, nicely designed floor lamps. You'll find a moderate selection in stores, as well as a wider variety online. The selection includes options that are both unique and classic, for spaces large and small. Many of the floor lamps sold at The Home Depot can be found at other retailers for two to three times the price.
The biggest benefit to shopping at The Home Depot is that you can shop online and pick up or return products at the store. With more than 2,000 physical locations throughout the US, The Home Depot is a particularly great option for those who want the ability to shop in store, but aren't near some of the other smaller retailers on our list.
West Elm is best known for its stylish furniture and homewares, but it also offers an extensive range of smartly designed floor lamps. The retailer has over 100 stores around the country, so you can see the lamps in person before you buy.
Floor lamps provide a layer of lower-level light that compliments people's appearances by providing a soft glow that harsh overhead lighting can sometimes wash out. When it comes to relaxation and hosting intimate social gatherings, floor lamps are your best choice for inviting lighting.
Designers recommend the best way to light any space is to layer multiple forms of lighting within the room. This includes overhead lighting, recess lighting, and task lamps such as floor lamps. With this combination of lighting, you can control the mood of a room based on your changing lighting needs.
Interior designer Whitney Jones of Whitney J Decor said floor lamps, when used in conjunction with other types of lighting, can add dimension to any room. She recommends using floor lamps to layer lighting, so you have options for all hours of the day and different tasks.
If it lamp is mostly providing ambient light, you have more options when it comes to adjustability, placement, and style. As long as the lamp is bright enough for the room, you can make other considerations, like style and features, a priority. Torchiere and tower lamps are both better for ambient lighting than for task lighting.
Do you plan to move the lamp around The majority of floor lamps are light enough to pick up and move with just one arm. But arc lamps and some larger tripod models can be heavy and unwieldy once assembled. Remember to check the base and total weight before purchasing to avoid being stuck with something heavier than you can comfortably and safely lift.
With the help of a basketball and my deft aim, we tested the stability of each lamp against the simulated bump of a rowdy small canine, a motoring toddler, or a catnip-charged feline to see whether any floor lamp would fall over. (More on that below.)
One other arc lamp we tried, the LumiSource Salon Floor Lamp, had an inadequately proportioned all-metal base that always filled us with worries about tipping over. When in doubt, at this scale always go with the floor lamp with the heavier foundation and superior, thicker-gauged arm.
For those of you wondering about designer-decor catalog options, we did mark for consideration a pair of lamps from CB2 and West Elm. Availability of the CB2 John Floor Lamp and the model we picked from West Elm (which has since been discontinued) fluctuated during the time of our testing, as is common with designer-decor retailer stock throughout the seasons.
The Luken Brushed Nickel Adjustable 3-Light Tree Floor Lamp sports a more discernible 1950s-influenced design that may not complement every interior. Beyond styling, this three-light tree lamp is otherwise nearly identical to the Aaron 3-Light Floor Lamp. But the hinges connecting each of the shades to the center tubing did feel slightly loose. We were concerned that each hinge could become increasingly looser over time.
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Tower lamps are best for decorative purposes rather than serving as the sole light source in your room. When using this type in your space, it's helpful to include a few table lamps or task lamps that can be turned on if you need bright light.
Floor lamps have been a traditional way to provide strong light in a room for many years. A wide variety of designs and styles are available, using technologies such as led floor lamps, fluorescent floor lamps and halogen floor lamps.
Floor lamps are often positioned either in the corner of a room or behind a seating area since the increased light is useful for performing activities, reading and so on. Floor lamps often double as floor reading lamps and some reading lamps are specifically designed for this purpose.
Floor lights stand tall in a room and are much taller than other types of lamps. Usually the lamp head or light is at least at chest-height, through eye level or even taller than a standing person. Tall lamps are usually taller than table lamps.
The shade on the floor lamp shields your eyes particularly when it is close to eye level when standing. When seated, it sometimes becomes possible to see the interior or underside of the lamp, which may expose bulbs to the eyes. In this case the lamps are best placed further from where you are sitting, or behind you. 59ce067264