Floor lamps are often placed around the home for many different uses, such as next to a reading area, to illuminate a room, or to add some ambiance by layering the lighting. Check out these tips on how to choose the best floor lamp for your room.
- While seated, measure the height from the floor to your eye level. The bottom of a shade should be equal to or below eye level, which is average 50”.
- The further away from the seating area that you place the lamp, the taller it needs to be for a larger overall cast of ambient lighting. The average height is 5’-6’.
- When placing a lamp next to a chair or couch, make sure that the switch or pull cord is reachable from the seated position, typically around 30” is maximum.
Tip: Choose a lamp with adjustable arms or heads for task lighting such as reading or writing.