Stand Up Lamps To Brighten Your Home

Stand up lamps are a great way to brighten any part of your home. A lot of times when furnishing their homes, consumers tend to be (understandably) concerned about beds, mattresses, dressers, tables, kitchen items, washers, dryers, etc. Sometimes the lighting aspect of home maintenance and even home improvement can go by the wayside.

Good lighting, and concurrently good lamps, may have more of an effect on your daily living than you think. Good stand up lamps could transform your home into a place full of warmth and be an inviting element to draw guests in.  It could also give you a chance to begin to piece together a theme for your home.

This article will help you to find some great stand up lamp choices to add that extra element to your home design. They can reflect your personality and who you are as a person, but also your budget and lighting preferences. Below are various great choices at varying prices.

Stand Up Floor Lamps

Wattage40w60w25w100 watts150w

NameIkea 301.841.73 Holmo 46" Floor Lamp
Ikea 301.841.73 Holmo 46" Floor Lamp
Park Madison Lighting PMF-9170-31 72-Inch Tall 150-Watt Torchiere Floor Lamp with Adjustable Reading Side Arm Lamp, Black Finish with Frosted Shade
Normande Lighting JM1-884 71-Inch 100-Watt Incandescent Torchiere Floor Lamp with 40-Watt Side Reading Lamp
Madison Italian Bronze Floor Lamp
BrandIKEABoston HarborPark MadisonNormande LightingUniversal Lighting and Decor
Item Weight2.2 pounds10.9 pounds13.9 pounds22.4 poundsN/A
Product Dimensions9 x 9 x 46 inches12.2 x 13.5 x 65 inches30 x 30 x 68 inches10.7 x 15.5 x 71 inchesN/A
Model Number301.841.73TL-TREE-134-BK-3LPMF-4655-60JM1-884F15935R
Assembled Height46 inchesN/A70 inches71 inchesN/A
StyleHOLMO Lamp without BulbModernModernModernTraditional
ColorWhiteMatte BlackWhiteDark BronzeBronze
Fixture FeaturesDimmableIndividual On/Off rotary switch for each lightAdjustable3-wayOn/off rotary socket switch
Shade MaterialPaperN/AN/AFrosted GlassTaupe faux silk
Power SourceCorded-ElectricCorded-ElectricCorded-ElectricCorded-ElectricCorded-Electric
Bulb TypeLEDIncandescentCandelabraIncandescentLED

Looking at this chart, each individual component that should be considered is listed in the first column.. Always know what type of bulb the lamp needs, the power source, color, style, weight, height, and features to get the most out of your money.

Getting Started

There are some tips for lighting to remember when upgrading your home, according to Lindsey Roberts of the Washington Post.

Roberts says to make sure that each room has three or more different sources of light to ensure that everything is well-lit. That also increases safety and lessens risk of injury because you can bump into furniture or fall if you can’t see clearly in dim light.

When thinking about stand up lamps, it’s important to consider the space in which they’ll go.  Are they taking up too much of the room?  Is the lamp projecting light where you and your family need it to?  Asking these questions beforehand can help you pick the perfect stand up lamps for you.

What types of stand up floor lamps are there?

Lamps are made up of different materials such as wood or metal such as brass, bronze, silver, steel, and nickel. When choosing what type of material you want, consider how the room whose lighting you intend to upgrade looks (both in design and space) and choose something that will complement rather than contrast those factors.

Some of the different styles of floor lamps are traditional, torchiere, tree, and arc floor lamps.

Traditional-Style floor lamps

Traditional floor lamps refers to those with a simple design and a classic lamp shade to protect your eyes from the harsh glare of the light bulb. If you want a clean and simple look for your room then this is a great option.


Torchiere-Style floor lamps

Also known as torch floor lamps. These are characteristic for their shade that is inverted and bowl shaped. These types of stand up lamps are great for ambient light. They create ambient light by pointing light from the bulb upwards and letting it reflect off the ceiling which gives the room a warm glow.  These lamps are great for mood lighting.


Tree-Style floor lamps

These style lamps have three or more light sources that are bendable so you can point each small source anywhere to increase the lighting in the room from one stand up lamp. College students and apartment owners would find these useful because they take up little space and can give off a great amount of light.


Arc-Style floor lamps

These style lamps have smaller light sources that curve downward so if you want to read in your armchair, it’s best to have one of these stand up lamps. It is also great to illuminate people’s faces when they are sitting and talking at a gathering or in an intimate setting.

What Now?

Once you decide on which style you want, see how many would be just right for each room in your home, or even if just one type of lamp suits your entire home. You have to think about several things when considering how many stand up lamps to place in each room:

  • Size of room
  • Where shadows will fall
  • Wall color
  • Furniture style
  • Power options
  • Wattage

Size of Room

Even though stand up lamps are easy to assemble and you can move them wherever you like, the size of the room still matters. A small room may only need one or two lamps while a larger room may need three to five.

Where Shadows Will Fall

You don’t want to go through the process of assessing the style and theme of your home, decide which lamp to purchase, assemble them, and place them where you think they would work best only to have shadowy parts in your room where things could fall and be forgotten. You want to arrange your furniture and stand up lamps to illuminate as much as possible without being uncomfortable on the eyes..

Wall Color

This is important because some colors mesh extremely poorly with certain materials. You don’t want to have yellow wallpaper and silver lamps because the clash is extremely off putting to the eye. Get a lamp that will complement your wall colors to ensure a pleasant glow in your home.

Furniture Style

Whether your furniture is wooden or metal, black or brown, you need to know what will complement the furniture in your home. If you have dressers and end tables with marble tops, then you may want traditional, sleek lamps that have complementing colors.

Power Options

Power options refer to battery-operated or corded lamps. Lamps have these two options because consumers may want a stand up lamp to take on the go and batteries allow the consumer to be as mobile as they want to be. Also, if you’re trying to cut down on energy costs, the battery option may be right for you.


The higher the wattage, the more energy is needed. To cut down on your energy bills, you may want bulbs with lower wattage to save on money. Some people like higher wattages because they want their rooms in their homes to be brightly lit.  Decide what balance between your energy management plan and lighting ideals works best, and go for it!

Out of the Dark

Armed with this knowledge, decide what lamps would work best for you, your family, and your home.  Correctly approximating your needs will allow you to make a great choice the first time around and avoid any uncomfortable financial learning curves if the lamp you want doesn’t work with your home.  Getting well informed before your purchase may just be the brightest decision you’ve made today!