Floor lamps and Lighting Design: how to create good vibes in your interiors
Light plays a very important role in interior design because it gives a unique personality to the spaces and it affects our mood. Moreover, light is an element of design itself, especially that produced by floor lamps. They are also known as “localized lighting systems” because they are designed to meet specific local lighting needs.
These are the reasons why the choice of the right floor lamp is critical in order to create positive vibrations in the interiors.
In fact, floor lamps play a strategic role in Lighting Design theory because they allow to accent something with the illumination such as by highlighting a reading corner or a special object, or by guiding people through the space, if you want to create light points along a corridor, for example.
So, if you are searching for a floor lamp model but you have no idea about how to choose the right one, let’s have a look to our guide about how to create good vibes thanks to floor lamps and Lighting Design Basics.
Lighting Design Basics: size, model and materials of the floor lamp
Online and offline shops offer a wide range of floor lamps types and models, so that it could be not so easy to choose the right one for your interiors.
First of all, you may like to know the 3 principles of Lighting Design:
- Light quantity.
- Energy consumption.
- Light quality.
Also, light designers suggest to answer these questions to make the choice easier:
- Why do you need to put one – or more – floor lamp in the space?
- Which room would you like to furnish with a floor lamp?
In fact, floor lamps are not simple objects that stand in the room but they can perform different roles such as making a dark corner brighter; creating a warm or cold atmosphere, according to natural light, for example; finishing or breaking the monotony of furniture style.
At least, when choosing a floor lamp, you may consider these features:
- Size and dimensions.
- Model and style.
- Colours and materials.
Let’s see them in detail.
Size and dimensions
Some lamps manufacturers realize floor lamps in big, medium and small dimensions so that it will be simpler to choose the right one according to room dimensions.
A common question about size and dimensions of the floor lamp is: how tall should a floor lamp be? It mostly depends on the purpose of the lamp. For example, if you need to put it in the reading corner of a living room, it should be taller than sofa sitting, possibly preferring an arched model; on the contrary, if you want to put it on the sides of the bed probably you should choose a not so tall model equipped with an adjustable lampshade, in order to make the floor lamp more comfortable.
Models and style
Mostly depends on the style of furniture so, if the lamp will be placed inside a classically furnished room it is recommended to prefer classic models too, such as those with lampshades with decorative patterns inspired by nature or gemetries, focusing on the harmony of the whole space.
On the other side, if the lamp will be placed inside a modern style furnished room, it will be appropriate to choose a floor lamp model with a singular lampshades, focusing on the visual impact.
Also consider your personal touch. If you want to introduce a breaking element in the space, modern floor lamps and design floor lamps will be the right choice.
Be inspired by the most original models or ask a quote for a bespoke floor lamp to specialized designers and companies.
Materials and colours
Nowadays it is possible to choose between several materials and colours and mostly depends on the purpose of the floor lamp. We suggest you to choose a very durable material such as steel and aluminium, and to avoid the glass shades in lived-in rooms and in the spaces where many people pass, for example.
If you pay attention to sustainability you can’t miss to choose lamps realized with recycled nylon and glass fibre. They will give an extra touch to your rooms.
What about the colours: from classic shades to Pantone color of the year, nowadays all the lamps can be customized and aluminum is one of the most eclectic materials, of course.