Mood lighting in the bedroom or reading light by your favorite armchair? Floor lamps are both stylish and functional, and a great complement to ceiling lights and smaller spotlights.
Often, we may place floor lamps behind the armchair or next to the sofa, serving as reading lamps. As a right-handed person, it can be beneficial to have the light coming from the left, and vice versa for left-handed individuals, as it prevents your hand from casting shadows on the light while, for example, solving crosswords.
Floor lamps can also work well as bedside lamps. And they come to the rescue in corners that feel a bit dark or dull!
Which floor lamp suits you?
In our range, you will find floor lamps in various styles, colors, and materials. Elegant floor lamps in a classic style, as well as functional reading lamps with adjustable light, and grand floor lamps with crystal prisms for a beautiful focal point. Here, you will find lamps for every room and personality. If it’s difficult to choose, why not combine several?
Many of Artwood’s fixtures are sold with lamp bases and lampshades separately. This way, you can personally combine the base and shade according to your own taste and preference. Here, you will find stylish lampshades in many different materials and designs.
Home lighting – consider the following
When choosing lamps for your home, it’s good to start by considering how you use each room. What activities take place in each area? Let your needs guide you in determining what type of lamp you need for each space. The most stylish and functional approach is often a combination of different types of lighting.
- General lighting – such as ceiling lights and other fixtures that illuminate the entire room and provide good visibility, for example during cleaning.
- Mood lighting – creates a delightful atmosphere and adds a nice dynamic to the room: floor lamps, table lamps, wall lamps, as well as light strings, candlesticks, and lanterns that emit a soft glow.
- Task lighting – lights that illuminate a specific area, such as above the kitchen counter, by the bathroom mirror, or by a reading chair, with a directed and concentrated light.
How many lamps per room?
In a medium-sized living room, it’s usually suitable to have 6-10 light sources at different heights: a ceiling light for general lighting, perhaps a pendant lamp over the coffee table or dining table, one or a couple of floor lamps, and a few table lamps.
A darker room requires more light sources than a well-lit one, and furnishings such as furniture, rugs, artwork, bookshelves, etc., can “absorb” a lot of light, necessitating the need for additional lamps.
Here are 3 tips for cozier lighting…
Diffused light: Indirect, diffused light creates a more atmospheric ambiance than direct light. A fabric lampshade, for example, filters the light from your floor lamp into the room in a soft and pleasant way.
Warm-toned light source: The color temperature of light is measured in Kelvin (K), and the lower the Kelvin value, the warmer the light. Candlelight, for instance, is around 1500K, and warm-white bulbs typically range from 2200-3300K.
Dimmer: With a dimmer, you can adjust the brightness according to your needs and the occasion. Even a ceiling light can provide cozy lighting if you dim the light significantly.
… and 3 other tips for an inviting home
Proper lighting does a lot for the ambiance in your home, but there are other tricks to create that welcoming and cozy atmosphere.
- Textiles: Beautiful curtains, cushions, and throws, as well as comfortable rugs, provide rooms with a softer, warmer feeling.
- Art: Artwork also contributes to making a home feel cozy, and it’s a fun way to showcase your personal style.
- Details: Photographs, books, plants, and small mementos also create a more vibrant and personal atmosphere.
Here are our floor lamps
Artwood’s exclusive floor lamps are available for purchase at a selection of stores across Sweden and Europe. Find your nearest retailer!