Living Room Lamps: Five Styles to Instantly Update Your Space
Definitely the showstopper of the bunch, ceiling lamps, whether mounted or chandelier style, set a room’s tone. For instance, this Parisian ‘hotel de particulier’ designed by Austin-based firm Christina Cole & Co. retains its typical Haussmanian charm while infusing modern elements made for today’s lifestyle. This traditional chandelier is cast in white for a stylish finish. Because not every room can manage this much drama, we love the following other favorites at NestCasa.
A living room floor lamp can command a space. To explain, its role in staging is to provide a room’s grounded focal point. For example, this three-shade floor lamp draws the eye toward its placement and spatial relationship in the room. However, because a floor lamp tends to be placed next to seating in the house, how these two pieces interact is due careful consideration. More specifically, in this case, Mid-Century style chairs facing the fireplace work to accent the floor lamp.
The requisite side table in a well-appointed living room was invented to showcase table lamps. To demonstrate, often these accent tables are only for displaying a useful but show-stopping table lamp. In this image, Australian interior designer Nickolas Gurtier shows off his personal space where the “Acropolis” table displays the “Atollo” lamp. Significantly speaking, this iconic lamp has a stronger pedigree than most humans. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti and winning the Compasso d’Oro award in 1979, this geometry-laden bedside or living room lamp has become the gold standard of table lamps.
By definition, a statement lamp is part art, part lighting piece – meant to be conversational, attractive, and useful at the same time. Of course, this is a tall order for anything, inanimate or otherwise. Frequentlly, they are highly sought after as a popular way to infuse art and practicality into one. In this 1970s retro-inspired Brazilian living room, the statement floor lamp has a chic caveman vibe whose unique shape blends with the other exciting curves of the space.
Perhaps the most utility minded, reading living room lamps are meant to illuminate by providing a direct light source to a small area. But utilitarian doesn’t have to mean unattractive. On the contrary, function and form can equally exist in tandem with the best reading lamps. Additionally reading lamps can manifest in the form of floor lamps or table lamps, depending on the placement and setting. For example, pictured here is a perfect little reading nook full or texture and tonal color. London-based designers Martin Brudnizki and Nicholas Jeanes, responsible for revamping the The Royal Academy of Arts, Soho House and Annabel’s, established AndObjects to sell furniture and objects once made for commercial projects to the general public. To demonstrate, this glass-base lamp perfectly straddles the gap between functionality and beauty, providing light in Brudnizki’s reading nook in his home.