Decorate with Floor Lamps

A signature element of all home design are floor lamps. You need light throughout the rooms in your no matter what décor or layout you prefer.

Urban homes will be filled with decorative and functional floor lamps throughout each room too. Learn how to decorate with floor lamps in an urban home:


You have to primary choices when it comes to floor lamps for your décor. You can choose a traditional floor lamp with a downward facing or adjustable shade or a torchiere lamp with an upward facing shade

The traditional floor lamp will feature a fabric shade with a light that shines down on a centralized or focused location. A more urban version of a floor lamp might have a metal or plastic shade opposed to fabric.

An even more industrial and urban touch would be task lighting incorporated throughout the living space. Task lighting is often reserved for home offices or workspace but it tends to be more urban and contemporary in nature. An urban home might include task lighting in unnatural locations throughout a home.

You will place task lighting and floor lamps directly next to seating areas and workspaces for direct light over inhabited spaces.

A torchiere lamp features a metal cone or shade that points upward. This creates light on the ceiling of the room and the adjacent walls. This effect is known as ambient lighting. This lighting is not as direct or focused as task lighting so you will need multiple torchiere lamps or a combination in order to sufficiently light a room using ambient light.

Torchiere lamps can be placed in corners or away from seating in order to spread light throughout all corners of the room.

For true urban style, select curved floor lamps and metal or plastic finished instead of wood. Opt for metal and plastic shades and incorporate bold colors and patterns whenever possible.

No urban home in 2017 would be complete without a few well placed floor lamps or torchiere lamps throughout each room. These tips should help you to decorate with floor lamps in your home.