In the world of interior design, light fixtures are sometimes treated as forgotten children. It is a common practice to cut back on expenditures for light fixtures while spending more on rugs or other products. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this type of thinking. However, in most cases, it simply a result of greater advertising for these items and less on light fixtures. It seems as if lighting manufacturers tend to spend more on other things, testing, design, etc. It certainly appears they do not spend the same percentage of their budget on advertising and marketing. The fact remains that an attractive and well-placed floor lamp or overhead light fixture may be the perfect finishing touch to complete the design and decor of the room.
It is hard with light fixtures and lamps to be a complete compliment to a room. They might work great at night where most of the focus is on the light through the lampshade. The floor lamp must also compliment the room during the day. The problem is that it is difficult to make a floor lamp look attractive because it is a skinny pole.
Coffee tables are the perfect comparison. The table does nothing more than hold objects during the night. During the day the coffee table can shine because of the beautiful wood that it is made from. The floor lamp must be functional as well as beautiful and has more limits construction material to work with. In addition to the other problems, the light cast off by the floor lamp must be bright enough without dominating the entire room. The lamp must also provide enough light coverage without lighting up the entire room.
The secret to the floor lamp is truly the lamp shade. It needs to be attractive
as well as functional. You can find lampshades that are attractive and highlight the room during the day but totally flame out at night. The night comes and the shade cause light and dark spots in the room. It is also important to consider the mood that a floor lamp can create. The main function of any shade is to provide enough light and the proper type of light but still manage to mute some glow from the light bulb.
What is exciting about the table and floor lamps is the number of combinations that can be created to light a room. It is possible to change lamps, shades, or even move lamps to create entirely different lighting combinations and effects. it is possible that you can take different sizes of the floor lamp shade and put them on hanging fixtures such as chandeliers to complement floor lamps. Another option is to match the lampshades with the same type of shade mounted on walls scones. This will produce another combination of room lighting.
You can also coordinate light fixture bases, but this does become a bit more difficult and probably will cost more. If your floor lamp has an antique brass base it would look good if you could use table lamps that have the same type of base. An example of not matching the base would be a nickel base Tiffany-style lamp shade in a room will floor lamps with a brass base. The Tiffany lamp is certainly expensive but the two lamps do not complement each other.
Decorating the room is really in the little details. It should be clear that using lamps provide you with huge opportunities to experiment and coordinate in order to produce the perfect room.
Originally posted 2019-03-28 16:19:28.