Lamps are often underrated when it comes to lighting your home, but the perfect lamp can provide both form and function to your space. If you’re not sure how to choose a floor lamp, the first thing to consider is what kind of lighting you are after for different spaces throughout your home. It is also important to find suitable globes for your lamp, as you should never use a higher wattage bulb than what is stipulated on the product. If you want to make your home smarter you can also use smart globes, such as our GE Imagine range, to turn any lamp into a smart device.

Lamps for Different Types of Lighting

It’s important to have different kinds of lighting across your home for different activities and moods. Lamps are incredibly versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes, making them perfect for lighting anywhere in your home at any time of day.

Ambient Lighting

General lighting, or ambient lighting, provides overall illumination for a space. This kind of lighting is often created using ceiling lights or wall sconces, but lamps can provide the perfect ambient lighting as well.

Task Lighting

If you want lighting to suit specific tasks and activities, task lighting is the best way to provide illumination. Whenever you are reading a book, preparing food in the kitchen, or doing paperwork in your home office, you need the right amount of light to help you stay focused and easily able to see what you are working on. Table lamps and floor lamps work incredibly well for task lighting.

Accent Lighting

When you want to highlight artwork hanging on the wall or architectural features of your home, accent lighting will easily allow you to draw attention to a particular object or aspect of your home. Accent lighting is designed to provide directional lighting as well as help to set the mood and tone based on the colour temperature of the lights.

Decorative Lighting

Decorative lights can be used to style your home while also providing ample illumination in any space. If you want the perfect combination of form and function, a decorative lamp will allow you to get the look you are after. Ornamental lighting can help to add personality to your home so that you can create a space that you enjoy being in.

Lamps for Ambient Lighting

Get the soft, ambient illumination your home needs by adding a lamp to a side table or in the corner of a room. For ambient lighting, choose a lamp with large lamp shades and a wide-spread beam to ensure the light disperses evenly. If you want extra flexibility, look for lamps that have a dimming capability so you can easily set the brightness to create the perfect ambience for any setting.

Lamps for Task Lighting

Lamps are perfect for many tasks throughout your home, such as reading, writing, preparing food, or even craftwork. There are a range of lamps available for task lighting that have a variety of features, from wireless charging bases, to USB charging ports, to colour changing technology, and even integrated Bluetooth speakers. An LED lamp is ideal to use for task lighting as they are long-lasting and energy efficient, so you’ll always have plenty of light to get the work done.

Lamps for Decorative Lighting

Adding a personal touch to your home and styling it exactly how you want is easy with decorative lamps. Choose a lamp with dark shades or stands for a bold, contrasting look. If you have kids, use fun, brightly coloured lamps to make lighting fun for them. Lamps are also great for implementing new trends into your home, as they can easily be changed without any hassle.

Find your Perfect Lamp

When you find the right lamp it can work wonders for the interior of your home. Lamps can feel at home anywhere, from the bedside table, to an entryway console table, to the kitchen bench, or to the bathroom. Get the look you’ve been dreaming of without the hassle of installation by finding a floor or table lamp that suits your space. Visit us at your local store to find the perfect lamp or start shopping online now.