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Standing Lamps

Standing lamps can illuminate dark corners, serve as reading lamps, and add decorative elements throughout the home wherever extra lighting is needed. Unlike overhead ceiling fixtures that are designed to bathe the entire room in light, floor lamps add a subtle coziness and ambiance to the room.

Adesso is one designer name that has created a variety of modern standing lamps for the contemporary home. The modern style tends to feature steel finishes with clean, simple lines and neutral color schemes with surprising pops of color. Another modern design element is the use of flowing lines, which can be achieved using an asymmetrical lampshade or arched body. An arched lamp has the added benefit of being used as an effective reading lamp, since the shade can be adjusted to illuminate the space just above a reading chair or sofa.

Similar designs can be found in the traditional style, but there are subtle differences. Traditional fixtures tend to lean toward brushed bronze and ornate lamp bases, exuding a timeless appeal. The candlestick base is a trusted option for traditional lighting, as are textured linen shades. Murray Feiss is one designer known for traditional lamp designs, allowing homeowners to choose period-inspired floor lamps to help add character to every corner of the home.

Not sold on either traditional or modern fixtures? Go with transitional lighting. Transitional pieces draw on both styles to create something in between, and this effective compromise has churned out beautiful standing lamps by the likes of Pacific Coast and Kathy Ireland. One unexpected trend in the transitional lighting style is the combination of an end table element with the floor lamp. This fashion-forward approach features the classic standing lamp with the addition of a small, integrated table around the lamp’s base. Ideal for situating beside a sofa, these functional lamps make fun, convenient additions as well as surprising conversation pieces.

Find your favorite standing lamps and other lighting solutions when you shop at Macy’s.

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