The interior of the room should be comfortable and functional. To do this, designers decorate the room with additional attributes that are not only aesthetic, but also practical. These decorative elements include a floor lamp. It is a favorite way of professionals to diversify the interior and delimit a room into zones. Thanks to the wide range of floor lamp models on the modern market, it will not be difficult to find a suitable option for placing accents in modern style trends in home design.
What it is?
The word "floor lamp" itself is borrowed from the French language (fr. Torchere - torch)… Currently, the floor lamp is an artificial floor light source, which, depending on the configuration and appearance, is used to decorate the interior of a room or to illuminate the street.
That is, it is a kind of lamp that has a high leg and is traditionally supplied with a lampshade, which is designed to evenly diffuse light in the room.
A floor lamp is usually used in the interior not so much as a source of light, but as an element of decor that can bring coziness and warmth to the design of a room. Currently, with the help of modern technologies and materials, designers manage to create models of floor lamps for any style, be it minimalism tending towards simplicity or Steam-punk, which is complex in technical execution.
Popular directions in design
Well-known manufacturers in the manufacture of floor lamps are guided by modern fashion trends and customer requests. That is why a wide range and services of companies for the manufacture of custom-made floor lamps allow you to choose the most suitable option for any style direction. Of these, the following styles are currently the most relevant.
Art Nouveau style is characterized by the use of hand-made elements in the interior of the room. Thanks to this, it acquires its characteristic expressiveness and comfort, which inspire modern designers. Professionals advise to purchase modern style floor lamps with a hard shade and a branched or carved forged leg. Such models should not attract too much attention to themselves, but, on the contrary, smoothly fit into the overall decor of the room.
Floor lamps in this case are characterized by simple bends and a symmetrical shade. Often, the latter is decorated with stained glass, which is extremely common when decorating a room.
The color palette should be calm and not too bright, neatly included in the main palette of the room.
This style is characterized by a skillful combination of simplicity and elegance. That is why it will be appropriate in the decor to use lighting fixtures in the same style, made in an ultramodern style. It is characterized by strict symmetry, as well as the use of materials such as plastic and metal.
Smooth curves, numerous LEDs built into the main shade, or several light sources located on sublevels - all this will fit perfectly into a high-tech room. At the same time, very often the plafond of models has an unconventional shape and often, due to its full-size dimensions, there is no need for a floor lamp to have a leg.
The Scandinavian style carries lightness, airiness and comfort. It is best to supplement such a room with a floor lamp with a small hemisphere-shaped shade and a thin metal leg. Fans of a more traditional style can turn their attention to floor lamps with a conical shade and a leg made of wood.
This style is characterized by the use of light bed tones, so it is best to choose a solid gray or white floor lamp.
Rustic charm, rightly combined with a touch of laid-back romance, creates an incredible atmosphere of coziness in the house. A spacious room of the traditional direction needs floor lamps with a fabric lampshade on a classic high leg. And lamps made of metal or having several symmetrical bell-shaped lampshades will successfully fit into a more modern interior.
As a decoration, in this case, fringe or forged carved elements can be used on the lampshade. The palette should be a dark or light shade of the color that is least in the room decor.
This style is characterized by the use of elements in the room that are distinguished by laconicism and architectural details. For this style, floor lamps in a light color palette are suitable, and cream shades in combination with gilding or dark brown details will look especially interesting. The lampshade can be decorated with a barely noticeable velvet pattern or guipure.
An extremely popular option in this case is a pleated fabric lampshade. The leg, as a rule, is curly and is made of wood.
This style has become popular relatively recently. However, not even many experimenters are ready to make it the main style for their home due to its specificity. On the Russian market, it will be extremely difficult to find the most suitable floor lamp for this style. Fairy tale combined with industry is the presence of bronze and vintage items in the design. Lamps in the form of an old oil lamp, a gramophone, an old telephone, using cymbals from a drum kit or making up a cunning design from a set of old pipes will perfectly complement the interior in the Steam-punk style.
The marine theme does not lose its popularity when creating a modern design for a living room or a children's room. As a floor lamp, design options with a modified steering wheel instead of a leg or a vertical striped lampshade can be chosen.
Very often in the marine theme, designers use floor lamps, which in their appearance resemble a lighthouse or a detail of a ship, which looks unusual and interesting. The luminaire can also have a rigid, semi-transparent, sphere-shaped or cone-shaped shade that diffuses light from the lamp. A prerequisite is that the floor lamp has wooden parts.
The Japanese style combines minimalism with vibrant wall options. When decorating such a room, you should pay attention to floor lamps with a monochromatic shade in the form of a sphere or an oblong sky lantern. Hieroglyphs, natural minimalistic drawings or additional wood elements can serve as its decoration.
The color palette is usually neutral and should not stand out from the overall decor of the interior.
This style is distinguished by the use of ethnic patterns in the interior, which are traditional for the inhabitants of eastern countries. Airy decor elements can balance steel floor lamps with a pendant lamp shade or a carved closed shade, which will serve as a source of beautiful shadows on the walls of the room.
Oriental-style lamps are characterized by the presence of such ornaments as tassels or a long fringe with many small beads.
Bold, bright and charismatic retro style in the interior can lift your spirits and make a lasting impression. Smooth shapes and bold patterns are a must in the design of a room. That is why it is worth looking for floor lamps for it, whose lampshade will have a colorful graphic print - thus they will not only become an excellent addition, but also the main highlight of the decor.
The shape of the lampshade does not have to be symmetrical: an unusual shape is only welcomed by this style direction. The material for such lamps can be plastic, metal, the presence of chrome-plated elements is possible. Also, the surface of the lampshade itself may contain a photo print with a catchy pattern or photographs of stars from the 60s.
Simple and versatile. Thanks to these features, the interior of this style allows the presence of elements that will have a minimum amount of decor, but at the same time differ in sharp geometric shapes. Professionals advise buying floor lamps in the same design with other lighting fixtures, which are compact in size, but at the same time provide for the ability to adjust the light or the height of the leg for convenience.
As a rule, stainless steel is used as a material, sometimes with colored plastic inserts. The plafond should be small or it may not be at all. These luminaires usually have a very thin arched or straight stem.
This style is distinguished by the use of only natural materials and natural colors in the decor, which have a pacifying effect on a person. Eco-style floor lamps are usually purchased in designer stores or created for a special order.
Variants of luminaires made using wood are extremely common. It can be processed wood knots, logs, special braided elements made of soft bark. As a rule, they are used to form the leg of the floor lamp, and the lampshade has a more neutral classic style.
Often in such interiors you can also see floor lamps, whose design was inspired by the theme of floristry: a plafond in the form of a plant, twisted elements or the presence of special compartments for planting indoor plants.
The classic palette of colors and versatility make the interior of this style the most comfortable, but at the same time very stylish. Here you can not do without steel floor lamps with a simple, elegant design. They will be characterized by a high adjusting foot and a rigid shade of a smooth geometric shape. It is possible that there are several lamps at once, one or several of which will be located on a flexible leg, which allows, if necessary, to easily redirect the light in the right direction.
Luxurious, but at the same time very cozy English style will perfectly complement a floor lamp with a majestic lampshade. Due to the specifics of the style, it is necessary to choose a lamp that will include a decorative element that resembles the decor of antique candlesticks in its appearance. The presence of fringe, tassels and a velvet pattern on the lampshade will not be superfluous.
This style has recently become popular among fans of Asian culture and those who strive for harmony and comfort in the house. Floor lamps of this direction most often represent an additional functional place for storing small things, therefore they often serve as an alternative to a coffee table. The lamp itself is placed inside the plafond, which looks like a rectangular box with frosted glass walls. In the manufacture of such a lamp, wood and metal are also used.
Review of the best manufacturers
There are a huge number of manufacturers of lighting fixtures on the international market, so it is not surprising that the buyer can easily get lost among this variety.
That is why you should first pay attention to the most popular brands:
- Mirada de Cristal - the choice of those who strive for luxury. This brand pleases its customers with products made of real crystal.
- L'Arte Luce - a large Italian manufacturer, which is distinguished by a wide range of lamps of different styles.
- Tiffany Is a very famous brand that represents stylish floor lamps with stained glass shades of different designs.
- Leds c4 - a manufacturer with a reputation as an innovator, whose assortment will impress even the most sophisticated experimenter.
- Velante - high-quality interesting lighting fixtures in a floristic style.
These manufacturers are distinguished by the manufacture of high-quality floor lamps and the presence of positive feedback and the trust of many customers.
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