Generally we avoid floor lights except in certain circumstances where they are of practical purpose to provide light locally for tasks such as reading, or lighting art works.
Standard lamps are particularly ugly but the adjustable floor standing reading light can be essential for use beside an armchair or sofa where a table lamp can not be used. We have an excellent selection of classic floor lights in polished brass, nickel or antique brass and some with built in tables which are ideal for use between a pair of chairs.
We also have a number of cordless fittings which prove great flexibility for both indoor and outdoor use.
Floor Lights - Classic, Contemporary or Retro?
Classic Floor Lights
We have put together an exquisite collection of classic wall lights which add a touch of elegance to both traditional and modern interiors.
There are numerous options available but we have split ours into three broad groups, namely decorative sconces, library lights and bathroom lights.
Decorative wall sconces are most useful in corridors and halls but we avoid their use in dining rooms and living spaces as the light may throw unpleasant shadows whilst not providing useful light.
Conversely library lights are useful and practical in studies or home offices as with flexible arms the light can be positioned just where it is required.
Contemporary Floor Lights
We are very selective in our choice of contemporary floor lights but some of Catellani & Smith's products are exquisite for use either in modern interiors or where an unobtrusive light fitting is required.
These modern floor lights can also be successful incorporated within traditional interiors where their minimalist appearance will not clash with the decoration or design of the room.
Cordless Floor Lights
Cordless lamps are perfect for areas without an available local power supply.
Lighting in the garden, for example, becomes easier and safer and with the ability to run for up to eight hours these are very flexible fittings.