As the season of short daylight hours descends upon us once again, we're switching the lights on earlier each day. Now's the time to assess your lighting and determine if you need more lamps to keep you wrapped in cozy warmth all winter long. Overhead lighting sheds functional rays around a room but lacks the embrace of light emanating from lower levels in the room. Certainly, those ceiling fixtures could use a few friends. A new table lamp or floor lamp may be just the ticket to creating the inviting atmosphere you need to banish the blues of a cold winter's night.
Floor Lamps for Bridges of Light
Placing a bulb on a long stem results in a gentle illumination across a space. In a room with mirrors or other reflective surfaces, the higher position of the light enables a pleasant glow above eye level that prevents glare. Plus, they fill otherwise empty floor space without overcrowding the room. Shadows can't lurk in dark corners with a few floor lamps placed strategically within the space. In large rooms, several complementing or matching floor lamps are essential to a well-designed decorating scheme.
This elegant torchiere lamp adds flair to any traditional decor. It's soft frosted bowl allows for diffused light around the room and an upward beam to reflect off the ceiling. For the ultra modern theme, this chrome-finished floor lamp is sleek and oh-so-stylish. The top light gives a large pool of illumination while the lower arm offers a more directed task light. You get the best of both worlds in one slender lamp! As a bonus, the LED bulbs require very little of your utility budget while shining brightly for many, many hours.
Table Lamps to Anchor a Room
Where floor lamps spill light across spans like bridges, table lamps anchor the ends and provide lighting by which to read or focus on tasks. Close and personal, the illumination from table lamps hugs you with intimate cheer.
This ivory colored table lamp, reminiscent of a pestle, crushes the dreariness of an early December evening. Connect it to a timer, place it on your entry hall table and enjoy its welcome as you open your door after a long day at work. Or set it anywhere in your home, because the clean, curvy lines dress up any traditional or modern decor.
Do you prefer a more Colonial or Old World vibe? Then you'll love the dark twist this lamp brings to your room with its more studious light. The oil-rubbed finish fits well in a space dedicated to a nautical theme, as well. Conquer that paperwork on your desk, or relax with a copy of "Moby Dick" under this special table lamp. This versatile lamp fits well into almost any under-lit space.
Receiving too little daylight in winter need not be an occasion for depression. Simply bring more lamps to brighten up the space with floor and table models sure to please your eyes! When you stop by the showroom, keep your eyes peeled for those colorful dots that indicate a great deal!