Why We Love Living Room Floor Lamps
As an integral part of most lighting schemes, floor lamps find their ideal home in the living room. A floor lamp in the living room can provide the perfect amount of ambient lighting in a space where you may prefer a soft amount of illumination to complement focal pieces present in the area like a chandelier or pendant. Modern floor lamps also add a bit of decorative character to the space, with many designs paying tribute to Scandinavian design principles, retro-inspired mid-century aesthetics and everything in between.
Thanks in part to their portability and optimal versatility, floor lamps are a go-to choice for easy-to-introduce lighting in any room, especially the living room. Often found lingering in the corner of the room providing a source of warm and ambient illumination, floor lamps are sometimes overlooked and not usually given the design credit they deserve. With a modern floor lamp for the living room, you'll appreciate it for its ability to appropriately add to the light in the room and for its ability to become a conversation piece among friends and family. With a widespread selection of sizes, colors, shapes and materials, you're guaranteed to find just the right floor lamp for your living room here.
A Living Room Floor Lamp for Every Style
Floor lamps for the living room are typically broken into a few different categories spanning arc floor lamps, multi-arm lamps, reading lamps, torchieres and those with swing arms that you can use for just about any lighting purpose. Arc floor lamps like the iconic Arco from FLOS fit the traditional landscape of the room while also being contemporary in nature and delivering the decorative impact you need. Multi-arm floor lamps like the Havana Floor Lamp by mid-century enthusiast Jonathan Adler will ensure you have plenty of light coming from multiple shades. Or, if you especially love the mid-century modern look, opt for a Nelson Bubble Lamp from the iconic designer, George Nelson. When catching up on your new book, turn to a reading light from Luceplan. Luceplan combines highly-desirable Italian design with functional lighting you can't help appreciate in the living room. And LED options from Koncept or Pablo Designs will help to reduce your electricity bill thanks to their expert energy efficiency. Finally, for something that really makes a design statement, look to the floor lamps from Artemide including the classic Tolomeo collection.
Choosing the Best Living Room Floor Lamps
While easy to introduce to almost any living room, the floor lamp you choose should be representative of your space and should be appropriately sized for your needs. Begin your search by deciding where you plan to place floor lamps in the room, keeping in mind that ambient floor lamps are good for corners of the room while more iconic choices are best suited to be on display. Review important sizing dimensions including height, width and length (for swing arm lamps and torchieres). You'll find tall floor lamps for more open living rooms and shorter lamps for more compact areas. With the right size and style in mind, you can then refine your options by colors, finishes and the design features that will best allow the lamp to fit in among your living room's existing decor. If you have any questions about the living room floor lamps featured here, please call our living room lighting fixture experts.
If you do not have the floor space for a decorative lamp, why not consider adding living room table lamps to the room? Many of the options in this floor lamp category can be found in slightly smaller table lamp versions (usually from the same product family) that will create the same amount of light output and decoration for your living room. Or, if it's reading light you are specifically after, look to the assortment of swing arm wall lights. Similar to a reading floor lamp, these fixtures are adjustable for focused reading light, but they are mounted to the wall instead of free standing.