Table versus floor – how to choose the best lamp for your space

Both table lamps and floor lamps can add something special to your living room, study or bedroom, but if you have ample surface space how do you know if the floor or table is the best place for your lamp? Here are the pros and cons of each type of lamp and their potential placements to help you decide.

Table lamps - pros

Table lamps work very well for direct lighting and when placed suitably can be a viable substitution for overhead lighting, particularly if you are reading or undertaking an intricate project like sewing.

Table lamps also add an immense sense of warmth, homeliness and ambience to a space and can instantly change the mood of a room. They work especially well if you are renting your home and are unable to change the overhead lights.

Table lamps – cons

If your surface isn’t located close to where you need the light a table lamp may not be as practical as you would like it to be. So, unless you want the lamp to be for aesthetic purposes only, remember to place it near your couch, bed or work space for maximum effect.

Floors lamps – pros

A bold floor lamp can multitask by adding light and acting as a feature of the room. If you have the space, a dramatic, oversized floor lamp base can double as a piece of art and be the signature of your room’s décor. If you have less room, refined and elegant floor lamps can quietly but firmly add character with the addition of a fantastic shade.  

Floor lamps – cons

Depending on the layout of your room floor lamps can be cumbersome and get in the way. If you are working with a smaller square meterage, floor lamps work well when tucked into awkward corners where their cords and bases aren’t causing a trip hazard or being a nuisance while you clean.

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