When we talk about light design, in interior design, we often imagine stylish and efficient lamps, designer floor lamps and lighting systems that create an almost photographic atmosphere, but how do we choose one that actually goes hand-in-hand with and respects one’s own personal style as well as the furniture?
Some simple rules can help in choosing the right lamp and it is important to make some considerations before rushing into a purchase that could end up proving to be completely unsuitable or inefficient.
So, don’t rush, and you will find the right lamp for your rooms.
First of all, consider which room in your house you would like to place the new floor lamp and then measure the space available: in order to express all its beauty, a floor lamp needs to be the right size, without being just an extra piece of furniture, clumsily placed and without careful attention to detail.
In the case of tripod lamps, make sure that the available space is equal to double the circumference of the lampshade; while the height should be no higher than the rest of the furniture and should otherwise resonate in a perfect harmony of shapes, colors and materials.
Secondly, you should decide what the main function is of the lamp you intend on purchasing and what purpose it will serve in your living space. For example, if you want to arrange a designer floor lamp in the living area to warm the atmosphere, without excessively or directly illuminating the environment, a lamp with a semi-transparent lampshade will illuminate the room by bathing it delicately with light; while if your idea is to use a floor lamp as a spot light for reading, you will need to buy a lamp with an adjustable arm that provides a more direct, concentrated light.
Even the purchase of the light bulb to be used in each lamp should not be left to chance: choose the right power and the right shade of light, that best highlights the functionality and design of the floor lamp you intend to conceive in your home, otherwise the result will not be optimal.
The advantages of choosing floor lamps are many, it is in fact a versatile solution for those who often revolutionize and rearrange their furniture, being able to easily move it from one room to another; furthermore, it does not require any special work in order to afixe it, given that, being placed on the floor, it will only be necessary to connect it to an electrical outlet.
In this regard, it is important to evaluate the arrangement of the electrical sockets in the perimeter of the room concerned, and to use, if necessary, a power strip or a small extension cable.
Many floor lamps have an adjustable arm, very useful if you decide to use this type of lighting to give light to a table or, on the contrary, to reflect the light beams towards the walls, creating a very welcoming atmosphere.
As for the design, which in this case is an essential element, there are floor lamp designs for all tastes, of all sizes, designed and built with the most disparate materials. It will therefore be enough to free your own imagination and creativity, allowing you to choose, while taking into account the available space and existing furniture, the lamp that best meets your needs and personal taste.
Interrupting a classic furniture line, for example, with design floor lamps with more decisive and underground lines, can very often be the right move that gives your home a touch of elegance and refinement.