The lighting design of your room often does more than provide light in your room. Your lighting design can also create a certain mood or atmosphere for your space. When purchasing lamps and ceiling light fixtures, the intent is to provide functional light for your room, rarely do you consider the effect the selected fixtures work on your. Floor lamps and table lamps are light fixtures that help decorate your room while providing light. Floor lamps are also great sources of mood lighting or providing light or decorate around your personality.
Antique Brass Floor Lamp
When the term antique is added to the description of any item instantly adds class and elegance. The same applies for your home décor. Antique lamps create a classy and elegant flair in any room. If used in a living area or dining room, an antique lamp can also serve as a great conversation piece. While many lamp manufactures are working to create lamps in an antique style, it is not the same as scoring an original antique from an antique shop. However, if you would like to avoid the hunt, there are a variety of styles and models available to compliment many styles of home décor.
The key features of an antique lamp are:
• Stained-glass lampshade
• Brass finish
• Intricate designs
If you desire only original antique lamps, your price may be a bit higher than those that purchase a modern version. Some antique lamps, such as a French antique lamp, can cost as much as a few thousands of dollars. Another thing to consider when purchasing this form of lighting is the type of light emitted. Antique lamps are not designed to provide the same amount of light modern lights provide. If you decide to purchase a true modern lamp, it is likely that the lamp will deserve as a decorative lamp only.
Water Panel Floor Lamp
Creative and Unique Pieces
Floor lamps are available in an assortment of styles and materials. There are several lamps, namely modern floor lamps, which are made of unique materials to compliment your décor. Artistic or abstract floor lamps are usually used as decorative lighting and not functional.
Some floor lamps are fashioned with a specific art movement in mind, such as colorful Art Deco pieces. Artists may also hand craft their samples and hand paint customized detailing on the outside of the shade to add characteristic touches for home and/or office use.
Set the Mood
Creating the desired mood or atmosphere with floor lamps is very easy. With careful placement and design of your lamps, it is easy to cause your guests to focus on one area upon entering your room. This can be accomplished through the use of brightly colored lamp shades or a lamp that emits a soft tone of light.
Using Colored Bulbs and Lampshades
Many lamps come with a lampshade. Lampshades afford the versatility of changing the effect a lamp has on your room. Taking it a step further, who says that the bulb used to light your room has to be white? Light bulbs are available in an assortment of colors and wattages. Depending on the type of mood you would like to establish, experimenting with colored bulbs is a great place to start.
Floor lamps can be used to light a room or help boost the décor of your home. Step outside the box and consider lamps that are outside of your comfort zone. It is amazing the difference a lamp, lampshade and light bulb can cause!