Modern Living RoomModern Living Room, Philadelphia
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But if you want to bring imagination, an eclectic ambience — even a little glee — to your rooms, take a more adventurous approach. This starkly contemporary black metal floor lamp is enticingly paired with an exotic table lamp in a brass finish. They remind me in the most wonderfully oblique way of R2-D2 and C-3PO. (And yes, you may mix your metals as well as your lamps. In fact, please do.)
This straight-armed cantilivered floor lamp has a nice reach and works well in eclectic or modern interiors. The playful design has a stick-figure-like presence, and with its superskinny silhouette, it really doesn't impose much. Depending on the size of your room as well as the furniture layout, an arm this long could be either a fantastic benefit or an inconvenience. So make sure to have a good idea of what will work in your space before investing in a cantilevered-arm lamp.
Larger lighting: A stunning floor lamp can provide more than just light. Use a modernist arcing lamp to anchor your space and create interest against white walls. Switched on, you can enjoy its moody glow.
Remember when 1970's-era, over-the-sofa arc lamps had a resurgence back in 2003-2004? During this time, loads of silly, little plastic and stainless wannabes made their way into dozens of retail stores—then disappeared a year later. It's probably because the ones that seem to stand the test of time are usually solid metal with incredible finishes: sprayed paint, polished chrome or satin brass. This Rowe Floor Lamp is the perfect example of one that will just always have that "it" factor. Kinda like a 75-watt Lady Gaga.
Let the light in. These unadorned windows show off their architectural beauty and open the space to the outside world. This is a perfect example of why you should invest in killer floor lamps. Seriously, throw out that hideous halogen eyesore you bought in college pronto.