Floor and Wall Lamps: The Unsung Heroes of Interior Lighting

When it comes to home decorating, furniture and accessories steal the show. As a result, many people invest hours on end trying to find the perfect love seat or painting for their home. However, without the right lighting, your efforts can easily prove in vain. Floor lamps, table lamps, and  wall lighting can add ambience to a dreary room or even help reveal the previously undiscovered beauty of your home.

According to the experts at HGTV, every room needs three kinds of lighting: general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. While overhead lights do a good job of providing main lighting, floor and wall lamps are best suited for task and accent lighting. Likewise, they can be seen as providing both functional and decorative support to the rooms in your home. For this reason it is important to carefully consider the style and color of each floor and wall lamp before relegating it to a specific room.

There was a time when floor lamps were pretty uninspiring. Today, there are so many designs to choose from that finding one that suits your particular taste and aesthetic couldn’t be easier. Big dipper arc floor lamps are perfect for illuminating a home study or your favorite arm chair. If you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, an Escalier floor lamp, with its tiers of frosted glass shades, could be just the thing your living room needs. On the other hand, you could always go with a traditional floor lamp or table lamp but add a fun colored lampshade for a more modern touch.  Floor lamps with slim bases and drum-shaped shades are the latest trend for contemporary rooms.

Wall lamps are often overlooked when it comes to lighting options. Nonetheless, if your wall fixtures allow for it, there is no reason not to take advantage of this lighting opportunity. These kinds of lamps have the unique ability to instantly add style and sophistication to any décor. Whether you’re looking for something spa-like for your bathroom or a new age wall sconce, you simply can’t go wrong with wall lighting. In addition, smaller rooms can benefit from the additional floor or table space that these petite lighting accents free up.  Likewise, a swing arm wall lamp works well in either a bedroom or a den.  You can even choose from elegant LED lamps that feature styles ranging from sleek futuristic sabers to chainmail-linked Swarovski crystals.

You put a lot of effort into your home’s interior design. With a few well-chosen floor and wall lamps you can bring your hard work to light for everyone to see and enjoy. Even if your eyes don’t appreciate the change, you can be sure that your guests will.

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