From sculptural forms to witty designs, modern floor lamps do double duty as mood enhancers and stylish focal points. Add an oversized chess floor lamp in your living room for a magical, Alice in Wonderland-inspired mood. Continue the chess-like theme by teaming it with sculptural black furniture, such as the nesting coffee tables shown here.
Pop this polished, modern lamp next to your favourite armchair. The shade, on an rotatable head, will direct the light for reading in
comfort. There may not be a window on this wall, but the huge print taken from the inside of the Louvre pyramid makes it feel as if you're gazing out on a Parisian scene. It's a clever trick, which makes this living room feel huge. Neutral furniture with simple lines ensure that nothing detracts from the feature artwork.
Floor lamps are fantastic for adding soft light to a specific part of the room, but why not go one better and invest in an angled lamp like this? Not only are giant floor lights on-trend, but they also provide a range of lighting possibilities.The mid-century silhouette of this statement lamp looks striking against a bold houndstooth wallpaper.
If your scheme is sleek and simple, consider a more unusual floor lamp to introduce a little drama. This ornate gilt and marble lamp based on a bust of Queen Nefertiti evokes the Egyptomania of the 1920s and adds a glamorous vintage touch to this contemporary aqua living room. The Greek key screen picks up on the antique chic theme.
A factory-style floor lamp provides an industrial influence in this cool and contemporary living room. Angle it over the sofa when youre reading, swing it over to a coffee table to softly illuminate a sociable gathering, shine a spotlight on your wall art or tilt it up for a wash over the ceiling.
A floor lamp doesn't always have to be the star of the show. A minimal floor lamp is great if you don't want to distract away from the rest of the room. This simple but stylish lamp blends deftly into an eclectic scheme thanks to its pared-back design and untreated wood finish. The neutral, natural tones of the wood also help to soften the overall feel of the room.
As well as being practical, a floor lamp can be a piece of art in its own right. This sculptural design adds interest to the top half of this living room, drawing the eye upwards and emphasising the height of the space. An elegantly buttoned sofa with draped edges invites lounging whilst an animal print rug adds contrast and drama to this monochrome scheme.
Position an adjustable floor lamp next to a bedroom armchair for a spot of nighttime reading. Lamps are an opportunity to add something extra to a space - whether it's style, color, art or abstraction. This double-headed model offers flexibility, allowing you to use one lamp for reading and the other to illuminate the room.
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Practical yet stylish, this smart floor lamp also works as a bedside table. Great for when space is at a premium, a multifunctional lamp is ideal for a small bedroom. Draped fabrics and a dash of hot pink sets the romantic mood of this room, softening the imposing silhouette of the lamp.
An oversized Anglepoise floor lamp is perfect for prompting a light-bulb moment and adds a witty note to a home office scheme. Ensure your light is fit for all purposes by choosing an adjustable model. An articulated design like this can be tilted upright to cast more light into the room, or lowered for more concentrated tasks, such as reading or sewing.