Modern Floor Lamps
Modern floor lights are an excellent way to add style, functionality, and ambiance to any room in your home. Interior designers and homeowners alike love modern floor lights because there are so many styles available. From sleek, minimalist designs, to bold and dramatic fixtures, there are modern floor lamps to suit most contemporary homes. Whether you're looking for a statement piece, or you prefer your lighting a bit more subtle, a modern floor light is an accessory that can provide the perfect finishing touch to your space.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, modern floor lights are also highly functional. Many designs feature adjustable arms or heads, so that you can direct light exactly where you need it. This makes them ideal for reading, working, or creating a cosy atmosphere in your living room.
Because they simply plug into a regular power socket, modern floor lights are an excellent investment for anyone looking to upgrade their home lighting, without needing to employ an electrician, or make permanent changes. Not only that, if your home isn’t your forever home, you’ll easily be able to take your modern floor lamp with you when it is time to move. With so many benefits, modern floor lamps make a brilliant option for lighting any home.
Which rooms can modern floor lights be used?
Modern floor lights are a versatile lighting solution that can be used in a variety of rooms throughout the home. Here are a few of the best rooms to use modern floor lights:
Living Room: The living room is a popular space for modern floor lights, as they can provide the perfect amount of ambient lighting to create a calm and inviting atmosphere. They can also be used as additional task lighting for activities like reading or crafting while watching TV.
Bedroom: In the bedroom, modern floor lights can be used to provide soft, ambient lighting to create a relaxing and peaceful environment. If you love reading in bed, but are short on bedside table space for a lamp there, a contemporary floor lamp can be a great alternative.
Home Office: Modern floor lights are an excellent way to add to ambient light in home offices, as they can provide focused lighting that helps you to stay productive and focused, and keeps the room looking great. Look for designs with adjustable heads or arms to direct light exactly where you need it.
Dining Room: A modern floor lamp can be a great way to add a stylish touch to your dining room. Choose a design that complements your dining table and decor, and use it to provide soft, ambient lighting during meals or gatherings.
Entryway: Modern floor lights can be used in entryways to create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. They can also be used to provide functional lighting for tasks like putting on shoes or checking your outfit before leaving the house.
Why use modern floor lights in your home?
Modern floor lights are an excellent choice for homeowners who want to add style, functionality, and ambiance to their living space. Here are a few of the reasons that you should consider using modern floor lights in your home:
- Stylish Design: Our range of modern floor lamps has a huge variety of styles, making it easy to find the perfect one for your home decor. Some of the most popular styles include minimalist designs that feature clean lines and simple shapes, while industrial-style floor lamps are another popular choice, often featuring metallic finishes and exposed bulbs for a rugged and edgy look. For those who prefer a more traditional look, there are also modern floor lamps that feature classic elements like ornate bases or fabric shades, but with modern elements. If you want to make a bold statement, there are modern floor lamps that come in bright colours and unusual shapes, adding a pop of personality to any room.
- Versatile Lighting: Many designs feature adjustable heads or arms, allowing you to direct light exactly where you need it. This makes them ideal for providing both ambient and task lighting, depending on your needs.
- Improved Focus: By providing targeted lighting, modern floor lamps can help you complete tasks more efficiently, whether you're reading, working, or doing crafts like sewing.
- Energy Efficiency: Modern floor lights are usually designed to look great, but also prioritise energy efficiency, using LED bulbs. This means they can help you save on your energy bills – and save the planet while still providing high-quality lighting and looking great in your home.
- Increased Property Value: Using modern floor lights in your home won’t increase your property value, but by adding stylish and functional lighting solutions to your home, you can enhance its overall appeal and make it more attractive to potential buyers in the future.
What materials are modern floor lamps available in?
Our range of modern floor lamps includes a variety of materials, each with a unique look and feel. The materials used can make a significant difference in the lamp's appearance, and can help tie in with other decorative elements in a room. Let's take a closer look at some of the materials commonly used in modern floor lamps, and the light shades.
Metals: Metals like gold, brass, copper, silver, and chrome are popular choices for modern floor lamps – and for good reason! Whether you choose cool tones or warm metals, metallics add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a room.
Glass: Glass shades can come in various colours, textures, and patterns, providing a wide range of options to choose from. Look for textured effects, smoked glass, and different shapes to find a modern floor lamp that creates a talking point with your guests.
Fabrics: Fabrics like linen, cotton, and silk are often used for the shades on modern floor lamps. These materials provide a soft and diffused light that is much gentler, making them perfect for spaces that you’re relaxing in, like living rooms and bedrooms. You’ll find various colours and patterns in our range, allowing you to choose the perfect shade to complement the room.
Wood: Natural materials like wood can add a touch of warmth and rustic charm to a room. Wood is often used for the base or frame of a lamp, providing a sturdy and durable construction. The natural grain and texture of the wood can add depth and character to the lamp's design.
Natural materials: Materials like bamboo, rattan, and stone can be used for modern floor lamps, providing a unique and earthy look. And since Mother Nature created each piece, the chances of finding two that are exactly alike is pretty rare.
Whichever material suits the room you’re decorating best, there is a modern floor lamp to suit in our range – just browse to find the best one.
What colours are modern floor lights available in?
Colour is an essential aspect of modern floor lights. The right colour can enhance the shape and the material the light is made from, as well as helping to coordinate with other decor elements in a room.
Black: Black is a classic and timeless colour that can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to a room. It works well with most contemporary decor styles.
White: White is another classic that is often used in modern floor lights. It can create a clean and fresh look that brightens up a room, making it feel much more spacious. If you have a home office with all-white tech in it, a white floor light will complement it perfectly.
Metallics: As we’ve already mentioned, metallics like gold, brass, and silver are used a lot for modern floor lights. They are often used for the lamp's base or frame, creating a statement piece that catches the eye.
Bold Colours: Bold and bright colours like red, blue, and green can add a pop of colour to a room and create a fun and playful atmosphere. These colours can be seen on lamp shades or accents, providing a bold and unique look that stands out from the rest of the decor.
Pastel Colours: For a more subtle pop of colour, look for modern floor lamps that use soft pinks, sage greens, and baby blues. They are less obvious than a lamp in a bold colour, but can be just as impactful.
Neutral Colours: Neutral colours like beige, taupe, and grey can provide a subtle and understated look that blends in with the rest of the decor. These colours are inviting and comfortable, and are ideal in guest rooms.
The colour of a modern floor light can make a significant difference to the room that you place it. The right colour can help create a cohesive and visually appealing living space that reflects your taste in interior décor.
How are modern floor lights fitted?
The majority of modern floor lights have a standard electrical plug that simply plugs into a wall outlet. This method of powering a modern floor light offers several benefits over other forms of lighting that require wiring into the mains power.
Ease of Use: One of the primary benefits of using a plug-in modern floor light is the ease of use. You don't need to hire an electrician to install the light, and you can move it around the room as needed without having to worry about the wiring. This makes it a practical and versatile lighting option that you can set up yourself, and perfect for rental properties or homes where a move, or a renovation is planned in the future.
Flexibility: You can place the light wherever you need it, and as long as there is a socket nearby (or you have an extension cable!) you're not limited to the room you can put it. This makes it easy to refresh the lighting in a room without needing to make permanent changes.
Portability: Plug-in modern floor lights are easily moved from one room to another. This is particularly useful if you want to change the use of a room, or simply fancy reconfiguring your furniture and lighting.
Cost-Effective: Plug-in modern floor lights are often more affordable than mains lighting. They are typically less expensive to purchase, and there aren’t any installation costs.
Modern floor lights are a practical and versatile lighting option that can enhance the ambiance of any room without requiring permanent changes to the electrical system.
What colour temperature should modern floor lights use?
The colour temperature of a modern floor light can play a crucial role in the ambiance it creates. Colour temperature is measured in Kelvin (K), which refers to the colour of the light emitted by a bulb – and the right one for your floor lamp will depend upon the way you use the room. Modern floor lights can use a range of colour temperatures, but the most common ones are 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K.
2700K is a warm white that is cosy and inviting. It's ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms, where you are relaxing.
3000K is a neutral white, with a clean and bright look. It's perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, and home offices, where you need bright lighting for tasks such as cooking and work.
4000K is a cool, crisp white. It is ideal for work spaces like garages, workshops, and laundry rooms, where you need bright and functional lighting. This colour temperature shouldn’t be used in bedrooms – and certainly before bed – as it will make you feel more alert.
It's worth noting that the colour temperature you choose can also impact how colours appear in a room. Warm white light can make colours appear warmer, while cool white light can make colours appear cooler. By choosing the right colour temperature for your lamp, you can create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in your living space while also ensuring that the lighting is functional and practical for your needs.
Which bulbs are best for modern floor lights?
We talk about this a lot, but when it comes to modern floor lighting, LED bulbs are by far the best choice. Here are some of the benefits that we love:
- Energy Efficiency: LED bulbs are highly energy-efficient, and use up to 80% less energy than older style incandescent bulbs. This means savings on your energy bills, and have less demand on the environment.
- Longevity: LED bulbs have a much longer lifespan than traditional bulbs, lasting up to ten years, depending on how often they are switched on. Since you won't have to replace them as frequently, you’ll save time and money in the long run.
- Brightness: LED bulbs are known for their brightness, and provide a strong and focused light. They are available in a range of brightness levels, so you can choose the one that's right for your needs.
- Colour Temperature: LED bulbs come in a variety of colour temperatures, ranging from warm white to cool white. This means that you can choose the colour temperature that best suits your living space and the ambiance you want to create.
- Adaptability: Many LED bulbs can be controlled to the perfect colour and brightness – so you might have an LED bulb in a lamp in your bedroom that you can set to a warm colour and low brightness in the evening, and a bright white colour in the morning, to help you wake up.
In addition to these benefits, LED bulbs are also low-heat emitting, which means that they won't contribute to heating up a room, and they are also safe and easy to dispose of, making them an environmentally friendly option.
Can smart bulbs be used with modern floor lighting?
Smart bulbs are a brilliant addition to modern floor lighting, as they provide added functionality and convenience. Here are a few examples of how you can use smart bulbs with your modern floor lights:
- Voice Control: One of the most significant benefits of smart bulbs is that they can be controlled with voice commands. By pairing your smart bulbs with a voice assistant device like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can turn your lights on and off, change the colour, and adjust the brightness, all without having to lift a finger. Perfect for lamps that are in awkward places, or for homes where people that are less mobile live.
- Mobile App Control: Smart bulbs can also be controlled with a mobile app, so you can adjust your lighting from your smartphone or tablet. This is particularly convenient if you want to turn on your lights while you're away from home for security, or you want to check the light downstairs is off without having to get out of bed.
- Scheduled Lighting: Being able to schedule your lighting is really handy. You can set your lights to turn on and off at specific times, which is great if you're away from home and want to make it look like someone is in.
- Colour Changing: Smart bulbs can also change colour, allowing you to create different moods and atmospheres. You can choose from a wide range of colour temperatures and even colours, and adjust the brightness to create the perfect ambiance for any occasion.
- Energy Efficiency: Smart bulbs are also energy-efficient, which can help you save money on your energy bills. You can set your lights to turn off automatically when you leave a room, or adjust the brightness to conserve energy.
The other great thing? We have smart bulbs to fit almost every style of modern floor light in our range, so whichever light you choose, we can provide you with the smart bulbs to match.
Modern floor lights are an excellent addition to your home lighting. They offer a range of benefits that can enhance the ambiance of a room, or they can provide practical and functional lighting. Whether you're looking to accessorise a living space, or you need a focused light for a space, modern floor lights are a great solution.
Whether you're looking for a statement piece, or simply a functional floor light that provides focused and adjustable light, modern floor lights are an excellent choice to help you create a welcoming and comfortable living space that you'll love spending time in.