Designer floor lamps have become the commonest way for home-makers to decorate, yet very few people know much about their design history, origin or practical use. A dramatic floor lamp could be an eye-catcher in itself, or it could be simply a more subtle inclusion, blending into the existing furnishings and accessories, or do you prefer that your guests go gaga over this new-fangled item? It is no accident that the floor lamp has become such a popular item of home decor. It just happens that the range of materials and styles available make it ideal for every style and age of the home-maker.
How to Choose Designer Floor Lamps
Whether you choose a modern chandelier, a traditional chandelier, a table top or floor lamp the fact is that designer floor lamps come in a variety of designs, shapes, shades, forms, materials, colours, weights and costs. Some are beautifully hand-carved and embellished; others are made out of high quality materials with a contemporary or classic design style. You can find these lamps in dozens of different materials, some cheaper than others, some more expensive than others, while many are in between – somewhere in between. In short, designer lamps give you a lot of options and, as with any good tool, you will get what you pay for with certain lamps and at a price that you can live with.
One of the most common materials used for a floor lamp is metal; whether it’s brass or copper, cast iron or steel, you are likely to find a design to suit you. As for shape, there are globes, squares, round or egg-shaped shades, vases and nearly every other shape imaginable. It may be that you are after a very simple lamp, such as a round, square or oval shade. Or you may want something more ornate, inspired by the renaissance or baroque architecture, with leaves, scrolls or curves and even spindles. But whatever your preferences, they will almost certainly be available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, allowing you to match your lamps to your current living room furniture and perhaps even your decor.