Functional Style

It might seem like a strange thing to be excited about, but I really love floor lamps! A great floor lamp can be functional and fashionable at the same time, which is a huge win in my book.

That being said, floor lamps can get kind of a negative reputation for smaller spaces. Taking up precious floor space being the main problem most people have with them. But if used correctly and placed in the right spot, a floor lamp can add so much to a room without taking up too much of that oh so valuable floor space.

Take this living room above for example. It’s not a large living room, but the floor lamp adds so much to it! It’s placed just behind the plants to add a sculptural look and the base of the lamp takes up so little space.

Here's a couple ideas for where to place a floor lamp:

1. Place a tall floor lamp just behind a reading chair or sofa, so that it hangs over the seating area perfectly. It takes up space that is usually otherwise unused and it’s useful having some light above you!

2. Place your floor lamp between two other pieces, like a chair and a tv stand for example. That small space would most likely remain empty and more often than not, looks so much better when utilized by a fantastic floor lamp!

Floor Lamps

I'm loving these three options for a cool modern floor lamp:

The cage floor lamp is a great one if you are like me and love the industrial chic look. Even if nothing else in the space is industrial, the lamp would still look amazing.

The white faceted floor lamp has got to be my favorite. Just look at it! The facets are so pretty and unique. You could even switch out the lamp shade to add a splash of color if you want.

And of course the silver floor lamp. This is a great one that will fit in with most style aesthetics and pretty much any color combination.

So feel free to switch things up in your space, the lamp will still look great!

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