Get floored with snazzy lamps

Floor lamps have that advantage of being very visible. If used wisely, they set the right mood in your dream home

In case you didn’t know this earlier: Lamps placed strategically could create any impact that you intend to make. So think beyond your regular socket-fitted bulbs and tube lights. While you are at it, we let you in on a secret: Floor lamps could just be the trick that you need.

Delhi-based interior designer Mukul Goyal has no issues with small lamps except that, he points out, they are sort of hidden.

Floor lamps have that advantage of being visible wherever they are because they are tall. But, says Goyal, they are rarely used for task lighting, just to set mood or create shadows in a room and thus create a mystical effect.

The illumination is better than that of table lamps and could be adjusted according to the need. The versatility of these lamps allows them to be used both practically and ornamentally.

In other words, contemporary floor lighting brightens a room in style. Being the most commonly used light fixtures, their size allows them to sufficiently light an entire room if necessary. Ranging from glass, brass, bronze, or antique, you have innumerable choices to select from. You can opt for unique and modern floor lamps that can bring a little fun into your living space. If you are looking to add a touch of glamour to your living area, you can have a combination of crystal chandelier floor lamp, which creates a dramatic effect. You can also have flirty, playful floor lamps with lights in a bunch creating that right play of light and shadow, transforming the place into a romantic den in the evenings for entertainment.

Although at present, more than for its functionality and utility, these lamps are being sought after as decorative pieces and so an artistic insight is essential to choose the right one. Some floor lamps are height adjustable while there are others which feature eye level or diffused high-level lighting. A floor lamp can hold one light bulb or several. They are often used to deliver local light near an armchair or sofa. Or you can use a halogen floor lamp to accentuate an art.

Seema Sharma, from Visage Lights, Delhi, says, “In the contemporary range, the material used mostly is glass with woven fabric as the shade. Floor lamps can be used both outdoors and indoors. The one used outside, say poolside or gardens, are made of metal such as steel and aluminium. These lamps are also made of hand-blown glass, handmade by artisans.”

According to Goyal there are a plethora of choices available in the market today. “The choice is very subjective and individualistic.”

Floor lamps are also sourced from counties like Italy, Denmark, Germany, China and Malaysia. zz

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