What light for my living room?

saskarnApril 22, 2014
Hi there,

We are moving into a new apartment that has no ceiling lights. The living room is about 20 square meters (215 ft), with a big window. Part of it would be family room and the other part dining room with a table. What kind of floor lights you think would look good ?
Thank you so much!
S.
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Dytecture
It really depends on the style of the room you are after. Anything from traditional to industrial / modern.
    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 7:40AM
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Lights Online
You may want to look for floor lamps that will light up towards the ceiling (uplighting) and then wash that light over the ceiling to better illuminate the whole room. Sometimes this style is also called a torchiere.
A few examples of uplighting floor lamps:
1. http://www.lightsonline.com/floor-lamps/george-kovacs-portables-bronze-floor-lamp-with-reading-lamp-p257-037/
2. http://www.lightsonline.com/floor-lamps/kenroy-home-halstead-torchiere-lamp-in-brushed-steel-32122bs/
3. http://www.lightsonline.com/floor-lamps/kenroy-home-contessa-torchiere-lamp-in-bronzed-gold-finish-32059bzg/
4. http://www.lightsonline.com/floor-lamps/kenroy-home-brady-torchiere-with-reading-arm-in-brushed-steel-32234bs/
5. http://www.lightsonline.com/floor-lamps/kenroy-home-wendell-torchiere-lamp-in-oil-rubbed-bronze-32110orb/
6. http://www.lightsonline.com/floor-lamps/quoizel-stephen-floor-lamp-in-vintage-bronze-finish-tf885uvb/

Other details for your floor lamp, like finishes, decor styles, etc., are up to you and your preferences! Let us know if you want more ideas.

Also, don't forget to layer your lighting. Since you have no ceiling lights, also make sure to have things like table lamps that you can either use together with a floor lamp or alone to set different moods.
    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 7:47AM
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Hi! I have had that issue before in an apartment too! Here are a few floor lamps for you to browse:

http://deciture.com/shop/lighting/1800-lighting/kenroy-home-21053-twilight-58-inch-floor-lamp/

http://deciture.com/shop/lighting/world-market/adjustable-floor-lamp-base/

http://deciture.com/shop/lighting/world-market/grayson-floor-lamp/

http://deciture.com/shop/lighting/world-market/lantern-floor-lamp/

Hope this helps you!
    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 8:40AM
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saskarn
Thank you so much for your insights.
Lights Online, i never thought of torchiere because i don't like their design in general. Would you have some nice design to recommend?

Personally, i like these kind of floor lamps but i am not sure if it would be enough for a room without ceiling lights. Any idea?

Dimond Lighting D1735 Ethan Black Floor Lamp · More Info

Tripod Floor Lamp · More Info



Thank you again
    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 10:13AM
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Those lamps are both fun! For getting the most widespread light, I think the Tripod would be a better choice. Ethan would be a better choice for directed task lighting (that reminds me of Hollywood glamour, too, because it looks like a spotlight you would use on set).

Also, we carry far more floor lamps in the lampshade style of Tripod than we do torchiere style, so you're sure to find your favorite.
    Bookmark   Thanked by saskarn    April 22, 2014 at 10:45AM
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