Types of Floor Lamps: How to Choose the Right One?

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A floor lamp serves two purposes in a room. The most obvious purpose for a floor lamp is to brighten a room and provide additional light. The other reason is to decorate the room and add style and ambiance.

There are several types of floor lamps to choose from. Learn below how to choose the right floor lamp for your room:

You need to first decide what the purpose of the room is. If the room is a living room or an entertaining room, the lamp should provide overall light and beautify the room. If the room is an office or workspace, you will want the lamp to provide a more concentrated task lighting in the space.

Torchiere Floor Lamp

A torchiere light is a common choice for living rooms and bedrooms. A torchiere floor lamp adds ambient light to a room with the light pointing upward and shining onto the ceiling of the room and reflecting off of the walls in the room. You will often see a torchiere lamp used in more contemporary décor.

Task Floor Lamp

This type of floor lamp points downward on a space to provide a brighter, more-focused light. You would use a task light in a home office or in a reading space. You can even purchase a task lamp with multiple cans for lighting for multi-direction light or an even more focused concentration on one area.

How to Choose a Style?

The task or torchiere floor lamp you choose should complement the décor of the room. If you have more traditional furniture in the room, consider decorating the lamp with a bold lamp shade or a lamp shade with a fun pattern. Otherwise, if the décor or paint color is already bold, consider a more traditional lamp shade.

If the room doesn’t receive much natural light or doesn’t have many other lamps throughout it, consider buying a wider lamp shade that is made of linen to let more light shine through the shade and into the room.

I recommend purchasing a LED bulb for the lamp since it will provide a brighter light and is more energy-efficient.

This information should help you to decide which floor lamp is right for your room and how to decorate and brighten a room with the correct lamp.

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