What kind of floor lamps should I choose?

August 19, 2014

Floor lamps are versatile light fixtures that provide light anywhere a side table and table lamp is unavailable or impractical. Use floor lamps to provide light to a chair or sofa without a side table. There are a wide variety of styles and finished for floor lamps. Generally, a floor lamp is 58 to 64 inches tall. The footprint, or amount of floor space table lamp requires varies depending on the style of the lamp.

Let’s look at the types of floor lamps:

Torchiere Floor LampsKichler Alex Collection Torchier floor lamps

This is a tall, slim floor lamp that aims light at the ceiling. Sometimes this kind of floor lamp has a solid shade.

Club Floor LampsClub floor Lamps

This tall, slim floor lamp also aims light upwards towards the ceiling, but it has a shade that diffuses light.

Glass Tray Floor LampsGlass Tray Floor Lamps

A club floor lamp with a glass tray inserted at table height level.  This kind of table lamp acts as a side table as well as a light source.

Six Way Floor Lamps6 way floor lamps

This workhorse floor lamp casts a lot of light via a three-way mogol bulb and up to three additional lightbulbs. All of the bulbs can be used simultaneously or separately.

Tower Floor LampsTower Floor Lamps

An artistic floor lamp that looks like a sculpture and provides ambient light.

Kichler Cantilever floor lampsDown Bridge Floor Lamps

This floor lamp is a good reading lamp thanks to a curved attachment at the top that directs light downwards.

Pharmacy Floor LampsPharmacy floor lamps

These floor laps provide very specific, direct light and allow you to adjust the height of the floor lamp as well as swing the light to the perfect location.

Art Floor LampsArt Floor Lamps

Who says a floor lamp can’t be a work of art?
This kind of floor lamp is limited only by your imagination. The lighting itself is secondary to the artwork, but it can make a great style statement.