Floor Lamps - One Easy Way to Inexpensively Balance the Light in Your Room

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Balance Your Light

Create a balance of light between different fixtures such as a Tiffany stained glass floor lamp, Mission torchiere floor lamp, wall sconce, ceiling pendant, chandelier and flushmount so that the light is spread evenly and flows in between rooms.


Floor lamps are probably the most versatile lamps available and a relatively inexpensive way to change the look of a room. They are mobile, require no table or object on which to be set and can shine light either up toward the ceiling for ambient light, or down for task lighting. The beauty and charm of these lamps can add eloquence to any room in your home. 

The best way to light an area is to layer the light sources. You first need to survey the space and determine what the areas where tasks will be performed are; what the focal point of the room is.  

To figure out the amount of illumination that you will need to use the formula: Length X Width X 1.5. For example, if your room measures 12 X 18, your room needs about 325 watts. However, you don’t want to get that all from one fixture. 

Next, consider any dark spaces in your lighting scheme, in other words, in places that need the most light. Floor lamps are usually used for task lighting. The light shines downward and is most commonly used for reading. This is where Tiffany floor lamps would fit right in. Not only do they light the dark area, but also give it a splash of color. The shades of Tiffany floor lamps allow the light to shine through casting beautiful colorful lighting.


Floor torchiere lamps, used as ambient lighting or mood lighting cast their light upwards. They are a great addition to any decor where existing overhead lighting is not sufficient, or provide a more indirect light as desired. Originally candelabras, the torchiere gives a distinct look to any room. Available in the many styles, a torchiere is a decorative accessory in its own right. 


Bridge Arm Floor Lamps

Bridge arm floor lamps are a lamp with an arm that supports its shade. They used for reading or lighting a dark area of a room. Bridge arm floor lamps are mostly used for reading or they could be placed by a desk.


Add Floor Lamps To Your Décor 

The best way to buy a floor lamps is to pick the use of the lamp, then choose the color, style and design of the glass shade and metal base to fit your décor. Floor lamps are available in many styles and themes to complement your décor. 

Besides the typical Tiffany style designs, floor lamps follow other patterns and designs that emerged throughout the Twentieth century. These touched on many natural motifs. The shades come in many styles; the most popular is Tiffany stained glass for the traditional touch. Mission, Rustic Lodge compliments the trendy country or cabin look.

Versatility is the hallmark of the floor lamp. It is relatively inexpensive and a type lighting that is largely ignored. 

If you have any questions, please contact us support@smashingstainedglass.com or 763-350-0293

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