Often tucked behind sectionals or in the corners of rooms, floor lamps can be overlooked. But, a quality floor lamp should be treated as a stand alone piece of furniture providing more than just light in a room. Because of their height, floor lamps balance the brightness around your living space.  


    Hoping to shine a positive light on your home’s interiors? Mary Price of Brody’s Lamps—a Saint Louis lamp and shade destination since 1932—says the first step may be as simple as flipping the switch. “Harsh overhead lighting tends to wash out the room,” she explains. “You can get a better quality light, in any room, using lamps. What I find with many people though, is that they don’t know what they need.”

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    Once the paint is dry and you’ve got your furniture in place, table lamps are a key element to illuminate your space. Table lamps are a fun way to add personality to a room and can easily be changed out for a fresh new look.

    one: Bent brass desk lamp, available at Savvy Surrounding Style.

    two: Foo dragon desk lamp, available at Ethan Allen.

    three: Abstract lamp with 6-crystal sphere, by Global Views, available at Holt Lighting Depot.


    Both functional and decorative, floor lamps illuminate a space while finishing the look of a room. Tall and narrow, they can be tucked behind a sofa or hidden in a corner.

    Parsons bone tile floor lamp, available at West Elm.

    Tripod floor lamp, by E. F. Chapman for Visual Comfort & Co., available at KDR Designer Showrooms.

    Counter weight floor lamp, available at Holt Lighting Depot.