The best floor lamps: 8 fun and functional buys
Add a statement piece to your room, and create a new favourite reading spot, with a funky floor lamp.
If you're fed up of glaringly bright ceiling lights ruining your room's ambience, it could be time for a lighting upgrade. Floor lamps help to create a welcoming atmosphere, and as home décor goes, they're large enough to help create a new look, without being too permanent a feature.
There are loads of style options on the market, and you can transform a corner, hallway and living room in no time with the help of a floor lamp.
We've rounded up our favourite floor lamps on the market, from contemporary and eye-catching designs, to multi-functional and practical choices. So whether you're in need of a gentle light for dinner party hosting, or a new reading light for work, you'll find the perfect fit in our roundup.
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IKEA Floor Lamp
This floor lamp would make a lovely addition to a relaxed and dreamy hangout room. The rice paper lamp shade gives this lamp a chilled-out vibe, and it's ideal if you're after a non-harsh, cosy light. With the help of some vibrant floor cushions, and pretty wall-hangings, you've got yourself a new peaceful hide-out. The dispersed light helps to create an inviting atmosphere, so it's a great choice if you enjoy hosting.
The floor lamp doesn't take up too much room thanks to the neat legs and tall and narrow lampshade design, so it would work well if you're tight on space.
Multiplex 3-in-1 Light
If versatility is top of your priority list, this 3-in-1 lamp changes in shape to suit your lighting needs. You can use it as a fully extended floor lamp or a shorter table lamp, and it also clamps onto any flat surface. It has a straightforward and no-frills appearance so it'll effortlessly blend in to a range of colour schemes and décor styles.
It also has a flexile neck so you can focus on your work, making it a handy working-from-home accessory and desk feature. This also makes it a top late night reading light as you can find the perfect angle.
Due to its adaptable nature, it's a useful lamp to have when you've got guests to stay and you need to rustle up a bedside lamp, as you can easily move it between rooms.
Plant Stand Wood Floor Lamp
Calling all plant lovers! This unique floor lamp features built-in shelves, so you can display your favourite house plants whilst lighting up your room. You could also use the shelves for photo frames or trinkets, so you can really personalise this multi-functional floor lamp. We love the natural look of the wood, and it's a great option for those looking to add a homey touch to a space.
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Industrial Floor Lamp
If you're fan of the industrial, edgy New York apartment vibe or the industrial look, this quirky floor lamp is bound to take your fancy. It would look especially effective next to an exposed brick wall, and surrounded by dark colours, such as navy and slate grey. To add warmth, you could place it next to a soft and furry rug.
The large lightbulbs make it quite the statement piece, so it's as decorative as it is functional.
Sara Ochre Floor Lamp
Yellow is always a cheery choice if your room is in need of a pop of colour. The yellow stand has an interesting tripod-like and circular base design, which helps this lamp stand out. You could place it in the hallway to liven up a neutral wall, or it would look sweet in a child's room too.
Pair it with a mustard statement chair and multi-coloured knitted blanket to really bring the room together.
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Camille Green Floor Lamp
Get your velvet fix with this gorgeous green floor lamp from Graham and Green. We adore the tassels, and it would work well with a range of décor styles, whether your room is colourful and eclectic, or modern and paired back.
You could go all out and place it next to a velvet sofa for the ultimate velvet haven. The mossy green colour would look fantastic against a dark, blueish grey wall.
Buy the Camille Green Floor Lamp from Graham & Green
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Java, Tripod Floor Lamp
You can't go wrong with rattan - whether it's a chair, mirror or cabinet - so we couldn't resist this tripod floor lamp from Made. With a nod to 70s interior style, whilst also giving off a modern feel, it's a fun and unique choice.
We love the simplicity of the design, and as always with rattan, it helps to create a relaxing, holiday-like vibe. Plonk yourself on your favourite bean bag, grab your book and sit yourself next to this beautiful room feature for a relaxing hour or two!
Buy the Java, Tripod Floor Lamp now from Made
Gold Harriet Pleated Floor Lamp
For a glamorous touch, this brass dripped, gold-toned floor lamp is a fabulous option. There's a convenient foot switch, so you can easily pop the light on as you walk past, even if your hands are full.
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You could match this floor lamp with brass accessories such as photo frames and fairy lights. You could also go for a minimalist look, and pair it with white furniture so it really stands out. We're huge fans of the marble base too which adds to its luxurious vibe.
Buy the Gold Harriet Pleated Floor Lamp now from Anthropologie
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Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.