If you take a look around your room, you will likely notice numerous horizontal lines and surfaces. Nothing is better at contrasting these horizontal lines than a tastefully chosen floor lamp. Floor lamps are terrific at complementing the light emitted by overhead fixtures, and they are also wonderful for illuminating a particularly important section of a given room. Floor lamps are outstanding choices for reading rooms. Some floor lamps even include a secondary reading lamp, which makes them a very versatile home lighting choice. A well-designed and tastefully chosen floor lamp can be the key to a room's comfort and usability.
Floor lamps add vertical dimension to a room’s décor by contrasting the room’s horizontal surfaces like side tables and desks. Floor lamps are the perfect compromise between the illumination provided by overhead lighting and the focusing effect given by accent lighting. You can achieve both effects depending on the fixture you choose. Keep in mind that floor lamps with over-sized shades cast a diffused, wider glow, whereas swing arm floor lamps typically cast direct and precise light meant for tasks like reading or sewing.
Use a floor lamp to bring attention to your room’s accent pieces or areas like an ornate settee or reading corner.