To add extra coziness to the room by adding soft light to it, a tall floor lamp - a floor lamp will help. This lighting fixture, leading its history from ancient tall bowls with burning oil on a tripod, today takes on a variety of (sometimes bizarre) shapes and can become a bright decorative accent of a room. Today, many consumers choose floor lamps with a table.
Features and Benefits
Any interior will look more interesting if not only general artificial lighting is used in the form of a central chandelier, but also point light sources are used: hidden LED lighting, wall sconces, beautiful table lamps, floor lamps. They create additional comfort, zoning the space of the room and highlighting places for reading and relaxation.
The floor lamp was the star of the interiors of the 60-70s of the last century. Models with cozy fringed textile lampshades "lived" in hundreds of Soviet apartments. Then they were replaced by examples of modernist design, which clearly expressed the energy and impetuosity of the era of the conquest of outer space. The luminaires have taken on new dynamic forms. Then the floor lamp was forgotten for several decades to be reborn in a qualitatively new form.
Modern floor lamp manufacturers offer a wide range of models in various designs, from traditional classic to futuristic options.
All of them perfectly complement and decorate the room, but the most functional are floor structures with a table or with a magazine rack.
Such a lamp will perfectly fit next to an armchair or sofa and will do the job of a small coffee table. A floor lamp with a table located near the bed will replace the surface of the bedside table.
The advantages of this model:
- Simple operation - no electrical or construction work required for installation: only an accessible socket is required to connect it.
- Practical and space-saving - you do not have to equip the seating area with additional furniture to put a glass or put magazines and books.
- Mobility - the floor lamp is easy and simple to move or move to another place.
The idea of combining a tall floor lamp with a coffee table is truly ingenious. Such a floor lamp ideally combines grace and functionality, creates comfort at arm's length. The TV remote control, favorite book, glasses, watches, a cup of hot tea - everything is nearby, under the soft light of the lampshade.
The size of the table can vary from a very small surface to a fairly large one. And its very shape is different: rectangle, oval, circle. There are models with several shelves, forming a high shelf, and even with a full cabinet, which can become additional storage space - for example, magazines or photographs. Another use case is a bar cabinet for drinks and dishes.
Modern mobile devices have become an integral part of our life, so manufacturers have come up with a floor lamp with a rechargeable phone. Such a lamp is equipped with a USB connector or built-in wireless charging - for example, as a snow-white designer model Varv by Ikea… To use, you just need to put the device on the circle marked with a plus on the table of this floor lamp.
Design creativity is fully manifested in the development of floor lamps - the impressive size of this object gives a wide scope for creative thought. For many models, a rather traditional style for lamps is used "floristry", when one or more lampshades are made in the form of a flower or a bunch of inflorescences. A floor lamp with a base reminiscent of a curved tree looks very original.
Twisted, bent forms are used very often and are highly decorative, attracting attention and becoming an accent in the room. For example, the direction Art Nouveau, which uses floral and natural motifs without straight lines and sharp corners, has found its fans for more than a hundred years. high-tech style, which is generally characterized by an abundance of lighting devices: built-in lamps in the ceiling, walls, even on the floor.
The model with a geometric lampshade and a shiny chrome leg is ideal for such an interior.
The classic version of a floor lamp is a tall lamp, consisting of a lampshade and a long leg with a base. And the traditional materials for its manufacture have always been metal for the leg and frame, silk or other fabric for the lampshade. In models in the oriental style, rice paper was often used instead of fabric. Such floor lamps are in demand today, and thanks to modern technologies, materials such as textiles and paper, which are dangerous due to their high flammability, are impregnated with a special composition, and the consumer may not be afraid of fire.
Glass shades can take various forms, from simple (ball, hemisphere, cylinder) to the most avant-garde.
Floor lamps with lampshades and crystal pendants will fill the room with a whimsical play of chiaroscuro. A crystal floor lamp is a truly luxurious piece that will not only decorate the classic interior, but also enrich the modern style, adding a note of neo-baroque to it.
Most often, wood is used at the base of a floor lamp with a table: lacquered models are practically a thing of the past, today the wood is treated with various waxes, emphasizing the entire decorative effect of the texture, and retains its original appearance for many years. Such a lamp will easily fit into the existing interior, you just need to choose the color of the wood to match the one from which your furniture is made.
Light and elegant models with a table made of glass.
Tempered glass is in harmony with metal and wood, has high strength, scratch resistance, can be colorless or tinted.
How a real art object looks like a model Virtuos from a Russian manufacturer ActualDesign… The curved wood looks like a lily-of-the-valley leaf with three flower-buds, and the small glass table top does not distract attention, but adds functionality.
Forged floor lamps can look very thin or be quite solid. Wrought iron is often used for styles such as country, provence, art nouveau, art deco.
How to choose?
When choosing a floor lamp, you need to decide what kind of light source you need. The most traditional is the diffuse glow option. In such models, the lampshade is closed at the top and bottom, and soft light spreads through textiles or frosted glass and creates a cozy, warm atmosphere. This subdued light is perfect to the newborn's room, to the bedroom or to the sitting area in the living room.
It is very convenient to equip a place for reading or handicraft with a floor lamp with a directional light. The lampshade of such a floor lamp can be made of metal, wood, plastic. Often in such models, a movable structure is used, which allows you to change the trajectory of lighting: to bring the lamp closer or move away.
Such a lamp will come in handy even in the office.
Reflected light can be obtained when its source is directed upward or at a wall.Combined models are on sale and in demand, when one lamp gives a directional light, and the other - a reflected one.
Choose a floor lamp based on the style of your room. But a bold visual solution can also be a game of contrast, when a floor lamp with an original design or a bright lampshade deliberately knocks out of the overall picture.
The lighting market offers a large selection of floor lamps - for every taste and budget. Inexpensive models with tables are produced by domestic factories and numerous manufacturers from China and Poland. For example, a Polish brand TK Lighting there is a discreet but very functional floor lamp Tori. The combination of chrome-plated metal, wood and cream-colored linen looks fresh and will suit a variety of interior styles.
Russian trade mark "MaxiSvet" is one of the industry leaders. The range of the brand includes floor lamps from a variety of materials. The “Forging” line presents several elegant models with glass tables framed by forged metal of different colors, and the “Rattan” collection is created for fans of eco-style. All the details of the floor lamp (including the table and the lampshade) are braided with flexible rattan stems. Floor lamps from "MaxiSvet" are affordable and interesting in design.
A budget model can also be found at Italian craftsmen: for example, a floor lamp with shelves from a young company LGO… Laconic, with clear straight lines - this lamp is made of wood and glass.
Many inexpensive, but interesting and high-quality models from the Italian brand Lussole, it is widely represented in showrooms and online stores and is well known to Russian buyers. Floor lamp ruler Comfort made of gold-colored metal fittings and with a glass table, it has two shades: the large one gives reflected light, and the small halogen lamp is directed downward.
Memorable lamps in modern and high-tech styles are produced by a Spanish company Mantra… Floor lamp from the collection Nordica, inspired by Scandinavian design, combines fashion trends: minimalism and environmental friendliness. A light wooden table, a milky fabric lampshade, a white leg - the model looks simple, but very modern, besides, it is equipped with a USB connector.
Those who appreciate sophisticated style, designer handwriting, luxurious materials and are ready to pay a lot of money for all this should turn to famous brands, one of which is Baga - a factory from Italy under the creative direction of the famous master Patricia Garganti.
She is inspired by the motives of the classical art of Florence and the experience of Italian artisans. Pleated and embroidered silk, foil gilding, aged copper are used in floor lamps of this brand.
When considering the purchase of lighting equipment, you should read the reviews about the selected model and about the brand as a whole. Chinese lamps often get negative reviews, so look for a model from large factories where quality is given due attention.
There are no complaints about the equipment from the brand Lussole (Italy). Floor lamp Comfort received five stars from consumers - for beauty and functionality. The 180 cm model illuminates an area of about 30 square meters. m. The large plafond shines upward, and the small lower lamp can be rotated and used for reading, handicraft, paperwork. On the frame of the floor lamp there are knobs-regulators of brightness - it can be muted, for example, if someone is sleeping nearby.
The floor lamp of this company and other Italian brands are praised for the high quality of materials and durability. Good reviews from the company "MaxiSvet", users confidently recommend its products.
Spectacular examples in the interior
Here's what the designers propose to implement:
- A floor lamp with a table and a dark wood lamp base fits perfectly into the trendy eco style, in which the whole room is sustained.
- An exquisite floor lamp with a lacquered bedside table and overlaid gold decorations complements the luxurious neo-baroque interior.
- The graceful lines in the forged elements of the floor lamp are repeated at the head of the bed.
- The milky white floor lamp is an interesting element of a cozy bedroom or living room in the Provence style.
- Unusual, emphatically "handmade" floor lamp from Solidhorse Factory can be easily disassembled and even transformed into a stool.
In the next video you will see the testimonial of the owner of a floor lamp with a table.