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How to Brighten a Dark Room with a Floor Lamp


When you want to change the look and feel of a room, what should you do? Well, we may be biased, but here at LuxuryFloorLamps.com, we say change the lighting. And we’re not the only ones.


Take a realtor for instance. When they want to sell a home quickly, what do they do? They take photos at “golden hour” — that time right after sunrise or right after sunset when golden hues spill over the subject at just the right angle. When photographed correctly, anything in the frame looks spectacular. Likewise, when photographing the interior of the home, they maximize the lighting inside to ensure that the rooms are well-lit in the photos.


All of these examples demonstrate that brightening a dark room helps to alter the atmosphere. For an easy solution to any dark room you may have, we recommend using floor lamps. Here’s how to use them to your advantage.


Where Do You Place a Floor Lamp?


Floor lamps work in a variety of different locations in the room. The only spot we wouldn’t recommend is right in the middle. However, wherever you can tuck a floor lamp away in a corner or next to a piece of furniture is often a great spot for it. Here are a few ideas.


  • Next to a sofa or chair

This is a great spot if you not only need additional light in the room but also specific task lighting by that sofa or chair for reading, puzzles, laptop work, etc.


  • Standing alone in a dark corner

Do you have a corner in the room that doesn’t have any light or furniture? Consider putting a floor lamp in that space. It will not only draw the eye there but also improves the amount of light in the space.


  • Next to a bed or small nightstand

Everyone needs light by their bed for either before or after they go to sleep. Floor lamps are ideal because they often surprise people with how much light they can dispel — often lighting up the entire room from a single point. This is the perfect solution for a dark bedroom that doesn’t have room for a lamp on the nightstand.


  • Beside a desk

Like a sofa or chair, sometimes you may need specific task lighting near a desk. Not all desks have room for a desk light and floor lamps can provide exactly what you need. Just be mindful of where you place the floor lamp. Placing it on the wrong side of the desk can create unwanted shadows or glares in your workspace.


Final Thoughts

Are you ready to start shopping for the perfect style of floor lamp for your space and budget? LuxuryFloorLamps.com is here to help your complete a dark room with a gorgeous floor lamp. Lamps are often a functional addition but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish and add a modern and contemporary touch to your room. Visit our blog to learn more.