Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are tall standing lamps designed to position light higher in the room. Floor lamps have a weightier base for a lower centre of gravity, They are slim enough to fit in lots of spaces in almost any room of the house.
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Timeless illumination for modern living

Floor lamps have been the traditional way to provide additional room lighting for generations. There are now a wide range of designs available using LED, halogen and fluorescent technologies. Floor lamps illuminate perfectly when positioned behind a seating area. The increased light is extremely useful for reading, playing games, using the remote, or simply as an alternative to the ceiling lights.

What is a floor lamp?

It’s worth knowing that floor lamps are available in various heights for specific purposes. However, all floor lamps share similarities that include:

  • A tall pole or support for placing a light higher in the room.
  • One or more switches for operating the floor lamp.
  • One or more lamps or bulbs for providing light.
  • Lamp shades over the light bulbs to shield your eyes from glare

What are floor lamps used for?

Floor lamps have various uses, mostly determined by the size and height of the lamp. ‘Tall Standing Lamps’ for example, are quite tall; between 5ft-6ft, or 152cm-182cm. Reading lamps are naturally shorter. Here are three types of floor lamps.

  1. Short Floor Lamps: This style includes floor reading lamps, pharmacy lamps and some arc floor lamps. With these lamps, the shade is just above shoulder height when a person is seated. A pharmacy lamp is used next to a desk, whereas a regular reading lamp is usually stationed next to a couch or armchair.
  2. Average Floor Lamps: These are some typical floor lamps between 152cm - 182cm high. The shade should be around eye level when you are standing.
  3. Tall Floor Lamps: These oversized floor lamps look great in substantial rooms with tall ceilings. Tall floor lamps can be up to 240cm to make a visual decor statement.

How tall should a floor lamp be?

The height of your floor lamp will be determined by the size of your room and distance you want to project illumination. Lampshades filter, direct and shape light, and are often designed with an opening in the top and another opening at the bottom.

Depending on the lampshade material, the shade will be decorated by light passing through, diffusing and tinting the colour. If yours is a tall lamp shade, a wider bottom on the shade will disperse more light across the room.

Can a floor lamp light up a room?

A tall floor lamp can illuminate an entire room just like regular lighting. Floor lamp light is often more subdued and subtle, making it an alternative that is less glaring for the eyes. Sometimes, it’s simply a matter of shifting slightly on the couch to capture the perfect amount of illumination from a floor lamp.

Floor lamps are perfect for smaller spaces. Modern floor lamp designs include a wide range of lamps for living room pleasure, including tripod floor lamps, minimalist floor lamps, Scandinavian floor lamps, or coastal floor lamp styles. Finding a floor lamp with shade and other living room furniture is home decor heaven at Amart Furniture, Australia’s favourite furniture retailer, where you can buy lamps online or in-store.

Do floor lamps need to match your furniture?

Matching is a broad term when it comes to living room furniture, bedroom furniture, or office furniture. You can choose a floor lamp that matches tones and colours, or choose a lamp for contrasting effect in a special corner. Floor lights are designed to change up the ambiance in your room with decorative floor lamp stand style, but the floor lamp shades and light produced are the stars of the show.

If you have wooden furniture, a traditional wooden floor lamp stand may be the right choice. You should also check out Amart favourites: The Merca Floor Lamp, Spyro Floor Lamp, and Lexi Floor Lamp with tripod base and lower height of 145cm, making it ideal as a side lamp while seated. You can mix and match floor lamps, table lamps, mirrors, vases, rugs and art works by shopping at Amart for decor finishing touches.

How do you choose the right lamp for your space?

The space you have will determine the size and style of floor lamps and table lamps you need. A living room floor lamp can be a substantial furniture piece, while table lamps are obviously more discreet. A floor lamp for bedroom illumination shouldn’t be too large and looming as you will be reposing or lying down. However, a tall floor lamp in the corner of a small office space can fit perfectly.

Floor lamps for different rooms

You should start by asking yourself a few questions about the type of floor lamps you need in your home.

  • Do you like to change the lampshades regularly?
  • How much floor space do you have to utilise comfortably?
  • Are you trying to create another workspace or living area?
  • Do you need a floor lamp that’s light and easy to move?
  • Do you want a multipurpose lamp with extra bulbs or shades?

Let’s have a look at some of the rooms around your home.

Living Room Floor Lamps

People spend a lot of time in the living room, making the right lighting essential for reading, entertaining, watching a movie, or just hanging out. Each of these activities can be improved with adaptable lighting.

A living room gets a style update relatively often, and even a few throw pillows and a new lampshade can create a huge improvement to living room comfort and relaxation.

Bedroom Floor Lamps

The bedroom has some unique lighting needs, and many bedrooms have additional power sockets to accommodate lamps and other devices. If yours is a larger bedroom with room for a window seating area, you can comfortably accommodate a tall floor lamp.

However, shelf and table lamps are often the best idea in bedrooms where space is at a premium. These lamps save floor space but still give you vertical appeal as they sit well above floor level at around bed level.

Dining Room Floor Lamps

Your dining room should promote brightness and warmth without glare. A large dining room is ideal for statement furnishings such as buffet tables and display cabinets with the impact illuminated by a tall floor lamp. Smaller rooms may again be served well with table lamps that sit securely on the cabinet or buffet table.

Colourful lampshades create a cheerful light, while other lampshade materials illuminate in a more restrained or focussed pattern. Explore the great range of floor lamps, table lamps, and other lighting styles available at Amart Furniture, and create the perfect ambiance in every room of your home.