Layering ambient light fixtures as part of your home decor helps to create a mood and make spaces functional. For a bedroom, that means you won't have to get out of the covers to turn off the overhead chandelier. Traditionally speaking, bedroom lighting arrangements consist of the main ceiling fixture, table lamps or reading lights on either side of the bed, and potentially something more decorative on the dresser. But what about bedroom floor lamps?
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We think there's a case to be made for more standing lamps in your sleeping quarters. Whether you need a space to read your favorite weekly magazines or you have a particularly dark corner, there's plenty of opportunity for a tall, energy-efficient fixture. Keep on reading for eight ideas that will help your space shine bright.
1. Frame the bedside.
Traditional floor lamps on either side of the bed will free up space on your end tables as well as add height and dimension no matter your decor style. Take this antique brass, metal floor lamp; the fun finish adds a new texture to the modern farmhouse vibe while the linen shade keeps the look soft. Extra points are awarded for the adjustable arm that helps make reading a breeze.
Get the look: Shoppe Devon Floor Lamp, $1,048
2. Create a reading spot with a modern floor lamp.
There's no doubt about it — your bedroom is the perfect place for a reading spot, and a floor lamp is absolutely necessary. This metal shade option from McGee & Co. has a look that's both classic and modern. So it will work with any interior design style, from minimalist to bohemian. It even allows you to adjust the height depending on the desired look and ambiance.
Get the look: McGee & Co. Old Pharmacy Floor Lamp, $375
3. Luxe up your lighting.
Add a touch of glamour to your bedroom lighting setup with a bronze-finish, globe floor lamp such as this midcentury modern number from Urban Outfitters. The round base, LED light bulb, and spherical glass shade make for a discreet addition to the bedroom, but it's still warm and stylish.
Get the look: Urban Outfitters Charlie Floor Lamp, $120
4. Double up on direction.
Multi-directional light can be important when creating bedroom ambiance, especially if you want to relax. A multi-directional option on a dimmer can help you to create the effect. The two-bulb, matte black floor lamp shown here even features brushed brass metal shades for a luxurious but functional piece of decor. We recommend LED bulbs for a fixture like this. And if you can control the color temperature, even better.
Get the look: Anthropologie Malcolm Floor Lamp, $138
5. Add texture with rattan.
Whether you're in the living room or your sleeping quarters, it's important to add different textures. That's what makes a design scheme interesting. You could go with a fabric shade to get this look, but natural rattan is even more unique and sophisticated. The floor lamp here features double pull chains, and the base and accents are finished in a warm antique brass that contrasts the whimsical silhouette.
Get the Look: Shoppe Milly Floor Lamp, $1,080
6. Look to the past.
Achieve all your retro bedroom goals with a sculptural or arc floor lamp placed next to a side chair or chest of drawers. This dark, brushed steel one features a bent neck, a gorgeous tinted glass lampshade, and an Edison light bulb. It's all you need to serve up throwback flair that's perfectly on-trend.
Get the look: Urban Outfitters Smoked Glass Floor Lamp, $429
7. Copy the library look.
Set the tone for a modern atmosphere with this chic bedroom lighting inspiration. The clean lines of these gold floor lamps don't overwhelm the space. Instead, they add the perfect modern edge. We're feeling the boutique hotel vibes and fresh take on classic library lighting.
Get the look: Serena & Lily Montford Floor Lamp, $648
8. Go global.
If you're working with a small bedroom, a minimal floor lamp such as this one from West Elm will help light the space (now's not the time to go all out with a huge drum shade fixture). The globes almost seem to float in the air and will certainly act as the perfect night light on a dark evening.
Get the look: West Elm Sphere & Stem 2-Light Floor Lamp, $299