Modern Floor Lamp Inspirations and Ideas
Once in a while, we feel the need to look at things through a different shade of glasses… to change things up simply by casting a new light on them. From a literal perspective, the easiest way to do that in terms of the way we see our own homes is to, quite literally, change the lighting.
Today's roundup of awe-inspiring modern floor lamps run the gamut from playful, brightly-colored LED concoctions to stark and serious naturalist works of wonder, but all of them infuse a little added character into space while providing some extra illumination. Let there be light!
How to Choose a Floor Lamp
Choosing a Floor Lamp is a very personal decision. It depends on what you want from your lighting system and where you live. In this case we'll assume that you're looking for something simple and functional. We'll look at some different types of lamps and their uses. Then we'll talk about which ones would work best for your home.
Floor Lamps come in many shapes and sizes. They range from small table lamps to large chandeliers. Some are made of metal while others are plastic. Some are shaped like a cylinder while others are round. Most have bulbs attached to them. The most common type of bulb used is a fluorescent tube. Fluorescent tubes are long and thin. They are usually white or off-white in color.
A few years ago, people thought that they could only use incandescent light bulbs. Incandescents were great because they gave off lots of light. But they lasted much longer than compact fluorescents (CFLs). CFLs last up to ten times longer than incandescents. So if you plan to replace your old bulbs with new ones, consider buying CFLs.
There are two main categories of lamps: downlights and spotlights. Downlights are designed to illuminate a specific area of a room. Spotlights are designed to shine directly onto a surface. There are also track lights, recessed ceiling fixtures, wall sconces, pendants, and hanging lamps.
Which one do you prefer? Well, there's no right or wrong answer here. You should pick the stylethat works best for you. If you don't know what kind of lamp you'd like, then ask yourself these questions: Do I really need a lot of light? Is my room dark when I'm not in it? Is my room bright enough now? And finally, are there any special features that I would like to include in my lighting design?
If you answered yes to those questions, then you might benefit from a spotlight. Spotlight lamps are often used as task lamps. Task lamps are designed to provide extra light for reading, working, studying, cooking, etc.
Spotlights are also good for accenting rooms. For example, they make a nice addition to a living room or dining room. A spotlight can add drama to a space. Or it can give a room a warm glow.