Why We Love Ambient Floor Lamps
There's a certain coziness that comes with ambient floor lamps. The edges and textures are softer than torchiere floor lamps (even the ones with contemporary designs), the materials are often more natural, and the light is generally warmer. They're portable and offer a welcoming personality to spaces. Available in many styles, floor lamps are also offered with different bases--from traditional to tripod--as well as various shade shapes.
Where Ambient Floor Lamps Work Best
A social center for congregating, the living room should have warm, all-over lighting and will benefit from ambient floor lamps. Add a floor lamp to the large foyer or entryway area for dramatic contemporary lighting and create structure in a bedroom with the fun shapes these ambient floor lights take. Since they're portable, it's easy to move them around furniture or from place to place should the redecorating bug strike. Whether in the corner of the room or directly placed where they will be highly visible, these ambient floor fixtures are sure to draw attention. And use a pairing of lamps for your home office lighting to give it plenty of illumination, as well as character.
An Ambient Lamp for Every Style
Because this collection of ambient lamps have features that address a number of interior design styles, they are able to fit in seamlessly in classic and traditional homes or spaces with the most ultra-modern decor. Transitional floor lamps by Robert Abbey can easily adapt to a range of homes, while Pablo Lighting offers a number of LED ambient lamps aimed toward the energy efficient home. If you are a fan of classic Scandinavian design, look to the offering from Denmark's Louis Poulsen. Taking note from designers like Poul Henningsen, these lamps are sure to strike a conversation in any room they are placed. Traditionally decorated homes will benefit from a lamp by Visual Comfort. Familiar finishes and tones make any of Visual Comfort's lamps easy to integrate into any interior. Finally, for a floor lamp that will fit a wrought-iron aesthetic, look to the selection offered by Hubbardton Forge. Purely modern design with industrial good looks combine to make these lamps truly unique.
How to Choose the Best Ambient Lamp
Any of these lamps allow you to achieve ambience in your home lighting design. However, with so many options available, there are considerations you need to take into account. Shape and size are of critical importance in this selection of ambient lamps and will go a long way in helping you perfect the atmosphere of the room where you're placing one of these fixtures. You'll need to properly measure the space where your new floor lamp will live to understand how large of a lamp you will need. Although most of these floor lamp designs have a somewhat slim profile, you will want to thoroughly understand a lamp's length, height and reach (if it has wide-reaching arms). Additionally, review the lamp's bulb options if you have a preference for a halogen floor lamp vs. an LED floor lamp. And the fixture's lumen rating will help you determine just how bright it is, which is useful if you need the lamp for anything task-oriented. If you have any questions about the ambient floor lamps featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Make a statement in your living room or bedroom with the FLOS Gun Floor Lamp. This provocative floor lamp resembles an M-16, finished in gold or chrome to symbolize the relationship between money and war. It's also available as a table lamp that will provide the same amount of decorative (and conversation starting) appeal. And if you are looking for a helpful reading light, be sure to see the selection of floor reading lamps available. Similar to the ambient light fixtures featured here, you'll find a wide variety of colors, finishes, sizes and styles to choose from. Finally, the selection of modern table lamps includes a number of designs that are inspired or directly related to the ambient floor lights featured here. Consider picking up a table lamp and floor lamp of the same design to find cohesion in your lighting.