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How to find the perfect floor lamp

How to find the perfect floor lamp for your lounge room?

Having a perfect lounge room design means that you need to get everything right (from the choice of wallpaper to the number of floor lamps, to the furnishes). Getting the ideal floor lamp will improve the lighting in the room and the room's design. The floor lamp you choose could change the whole lounge room mood. It can also make the room feel welcoming and cosy. So how do I choose the perfect floor lamp?

Imagine that wonderful feeling you will get each time a guest comes to visit and the first thing they notice is the floor lamp. This is something that every homeowner would love! It makes you feel good. When visitors come into your home, they are bound to notice different lounge room features. The most noticeable are those adding colour and some height. Fittings that blend well with the furniture and room colour, on the other hand, might not be easily noticed.

Choosing a floor lamp that makes a statement is determined by the floor space in your lounge room. Let's say you decide to go for a tripod floor lamp- it will give the room a great sense of style, but it might take up a lot of space. If your room has limited floor space, you can still make your lamp stand out by choosing a lamp with a small base, but a colourful and flashy shade. So, what are some of the things you should look out for?

What is the scale of your lounge room?

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It's essential to keep the scale of the lounge room balanced as you design it. The height of the ceiling and that of the furniture must be in proportion with the size of your floor lamp.

If the ceiling is tall and you decide to go for a lamp that is too short, your guest could get carried away by its glare, instead of giving the room life with its glittery light. To get it right, you need to have the correct room measurement.

How much light do you need in your lounge room?

The amount of light you need for ambiance is different to the light you need when you are working. You should have an idea of what you are most likely going to do with the lamp.

For example, if you plan to use the light to read, ensure the lampshade is at eye level when you are sitting down.

Always remember to have the right lampshade. If you need a quiet ambiance, go for the semi-translucent shade. However, if you need a feature highlighted, an opaque shade would be best. Opaque shades are also great for decoration.

How will your floor lamp blend with the room's design?

Floor lamps are made of different materials that come in multiple colours; you can use this to your advantage and ensure your lounge room decor matches your floor lamp.

You can also use a floor lamp to inject some personality. Imagine a floor lamp next to a chair with a small side table. It will not only be beautiful, but it will also give amazing reading appeal.

Floor lamps are also beneficial when it comes to using open spaces that would make the room look empty. You can use them to fill gaps between furniture, adding life to the room with their radiance. You should, however, be careful not to place the floor lamps between seats to avoid blocking your guests as they discuss.

How many lamps will you need for your lounge room?

Layering light using multiple lamps in your lounge room is always better than just depending on an overhead light source. When you have several lamps in the room, you can choose a specific combination to set a mood.

When choosing the lights, your think would go well with your floor lamps, make sure you go for something you love. They don't have to exactly match in type as this adds to your taste and personality.

The quality of your floor lamp

The floor lamp quality should be good enough to last long, and the finishing on the lamp base should be perfect. The cost of the floor lamp should also match the materials used. The stand should be strong and stable.

Always remember to choose a floor lamp that gives your room warmth and life, while complimenting every feature of your lounge room.

At Best Buy Lighting we have large range of floor lamps and table lamps for your needs. You are welcome to visit our retail shop or check our online store for a massive selection of outdoor spotlights and LED floodlights. 

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