When it comes to lighting a room, there are a lot of different options. Ceiling lights are always a popular choice but if they are not already built into the structure, they can be a pain to install. More often than not, a floor lamp is the best choice for affordability and versatility. A floor lamp is often used in conjunction with overhead lights to provide visual interest and additional illumination for reading. Home decorators select floor lamps which match the overall design theme of the room, from antique brass to modern stainless steel. Overhead lighting may provide general illumination, but a floor lamp offer concentrated light in dark corners, over sofas and beside beds. Because floor lamps are freestanding, they can be placed anywhere near a electrical outlet and a favorite reading area.
We select the floor lamp that suits our taste and most importantly our need. There is a vast variety available in the market that makes it quite confusing in selecting the right one. Some floor lamps are intended strictly for lighting, while others may have shelves or magazine racks built into them. Because they are self-supporting, floor lamps are generally placed out of high traffic areas. It can be far too easy for small children to trip over floor lamps placed in an open area. Floor lamps are commonly positioned in corners or to the side of living room furniture. Floor lamps may also be left on for security purposes or plugged into cut-off switches for quick illumination of a dark room.