The Floor Lamp is a very versatile light fixture that you can use in many different rooms in your house. The light fixture comes in an assortment of styles and finishes, and stands 58 to about 64 inches high, with a base that takes up only about eleven inches of floor space. The floor lamp is a decorating element that you can easily places in spaces where large end tables or chests would take up too much room, if they were used as stands for table lamps. Illustration 1 answers the question “Can you put a floor lamp next to a sofa“? The answer is Yes you can. The main thing, when placing an end table with a lamp on it on one side of the sofa, and a floor lamp on the other side, is to make sure the top edges of both kinds of light fixtures shades line up with each other. You want the eye to move horizontal from the top of one shade to the other, without any dropping down or moving upward.
Illustration 2 shows how preferable two matched floor lamps flank a sofa. When space is limited this is a nice way to fit in lighting along side a couch.
Illustration 3 shows a floor lamp behind an upholstered chair, which is cutting off the corner of a room. The lamp provides reading light, and illumination to what could be a dark spot in the room.
Illustration 4 depicts an upholstered chair that is placed in a spot between two rooms. The floor lamp lights both the living room space and the dining room (I’ve done this in my own house). Illustration 5 shows two floor lamps flanking a fireplace. The lamps not only illuminate the space, but add vertical tension (suggest height) in a room that has horizontal format furniture (wider than tall).
Illustration 6 portrays two wing chairs that are placed along side a floor lamp with a built-in tray-top. This style of floor lamp is perfect for when you have limited space, and the golden-brass tones of the table will pick up the color of other golden-brass metals used in the room (door knobs, chest pulls and knobs, decorative metal objects, etc).
Illustration 7 shows two sofas placed back-to-back with a pair of floor lamps placed between them.
Illustration 8 depicts a floor lamp and chair used in a front hall. The chair is perfect for sitting down and putting on over shoes, and the floor lamp is a welcome light left on during the evening. Illustration 9 would be perfect in an upstairs hall, corner of a dining room, or even in a living room. The floor lamp counterbalances the side chair, and helps to add vertical tension to the furniture grouping.
Illustration 10 shows a horizontal format (wider than tall) blanket/hope chest in a hall area. The floor lamp fills in the corner of the room, adds vertical tension to the space (directs your eyes upward, as does the wood work on the door frame and vertical window moldings), and adds needed light.
Illustration 11 depicts a bed with two floor lamps flanking it. If a bedroom is small and there is not much / no space for bed side tables, this is an option to consider.
Illustration 12 shows a 4 poster bed with a skirted table next to it. The skirted table has many of the owners cherished possessions on it. The floor lamp is just to its right. Who says a bed-side table has to have a lamp on it.
So there you have it, twelve illustrations of different places where I think you can use a floor lamp in your house. I hope they inspired you. If you come up with any other places to locate a floor lamp, all the readers of this post and I would love to hear your suggestion, leave a comment.
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