Published at Saturday, 03 March 2018. Modern Floor Lamp. By Germaine Frappier.
Know the purpose of the Contemporary Floor Lamp. Knowing the goal of the lighting, determines where and just how you put it and perhaps just how much you pay to buy. Do you really need light in a corner for accent, then think of a more ornate, colorful shade? Do you want a soft light is a baby's room or soft light in a conversational sitting area, then consider a torchiere style with the shade turned upward. Needless to say, for reading, go for a floor lamp that allows two to three light bulbs with a shade turned down. Remember the room balance in all of this. You can use the placement to balance the area for those who have other tall large furniture pieces on an opposite wall.
However, genuine antique floor lamps are very hard to find, and are therefore very costly. In fact, in some auctions, French antique lamps could sell for up to a thousand dollars and more. That is why today manufacturers seek to mimic the antique look by making use of gilded bases, ornate cloths, and stained-glass lampshades. The color or hue of finish is also imitated to reflect the antique look.
One-of-a-Kind Pieces. Floor lamps are also known to serve as a work of art, as some artists fashion one-of-a-kind pieces that sometimes depict odd, creative, or unusual displays. Some of the unique possibilities of artsy floor lamps include planetary designs, sculpted wooden figures, wild animals, and abstract images. Artistic floor lamps may also use unusual objects to construct the base of the lamp, such as animal antlers, petrified wood, branches, or heat-treated metal. They may rise in the air like an ivory torch or bring the look and feel of fantasy with fairies decorating their base.
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