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Feb 9, 2014

Lighting Tips

How to Place Lamps in a Living Room

When it comes to home décor, your choice of indoor lighting makes it possible to create spaces and add warmth into each room. There are a lot of lighting options for you – chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling pendants, table lamps, and floor lamps with floor lamps being the most versatile because you can place this any empty floor space. There are a variety of designs and styles available in the market that can complement every interior design and fit any budget. Floor lamps are also very quick and easy to assemble. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Attach the upper lamp post to the middle lamp pole.

Step 2: Secure the middle lamp pole to the bottom lamp post.

Step 3: Fasten the bottom part of the lamp post to the lamp base.

Step 4: To attach the lamp shade, press the light bulb protection ring onto the light bulb connector. Next, push the lampshade protection ring onto the lampshade holder ring. Put the lampshade onto the lampshade holder ring brackets and fasten.

Step 5: add the light bulb by screwing this into the light bulb connector.

Where to Place Your Floor Lamp

You can position your floor lamp almost anywhere in a room, but remember never to put your floor lamp in the middle of the flow of traffic, where people usually pass when going from one room to another. Here are a few steps to guide you on how to best position your floor lamp in your living room along with other light fixtures:

Step 1: Radiate light inward by placing lamps on tables and shelves at the corners of your living room.


Step 2: Cast soft shadows with wall lamps. Mount them on both sides of the fireplace.

Step 3: Position your floor lamp to the side of your reading chair. The bottom of the lamp shade should be at eye level to avoid straining the eyes.

Step 4: Place a floor lamp behind or next to the television. This will reduce glare and soften the contrast.

For task lighting, the positioning of your floor lamp is pretty straightforward, but if you’re adding this as accent lighting, there are no limits as to where you can place your lamp. You can use your floor lamp to define a cozy conversation space with a small coffee table and a few chairs. You can even pair it with a large house plant and create a dramatic effect as the lamp casts shadows over to the plant’s leaves. A floor torchiere may be placed directly below an ornate ceiling or beside a window treatment.

Floor lamps are just very easy to add into your home and very versatile as they can be placed almost anywhere there is space, and can be moved around if you feel you need to redecorate spaces at home. So if you want a quick and easy way to add warmth and charm to your living room, or any area at home, get a floor lamp and be amazed at the transformation you can do with very little effort!