Best floor lamps: stylish designs to light up your space

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The Great Light is an enemy to many. Terrifying and unflattering, we’d go almost every effort not to turn it on, even if that meant stumbling around in the gloom, using only our phone’s flashlight to light the way.

But there is another way to bring a warm ambience into a home – with a floor lamp.

Choose the right freestanding design and you will find that they are both a way to add a softer light to your home and an interesting decorative piece in their own right.

Position them in your favorite corner and sit bathed in warm light while you watch your TV or lose yourself in your latest novel. They are ideal for almost any room in the house: living room, bedroom, study, kitchen or hallway.

We’ve rounded up the most beautiful designs for you below to make your shopping that much easier.

Seletti Outdoor Curve Street Lamp – Black

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For people with a penchant for bold design, it doesn’t get more whimsical than Seletti’s fun design, a 45-degree backward-curved street lamp. Giving us some serious singin’-in-the-rain vibes, the unusual design is destined to be the star of any room it calls home – which could very well be the garden, as it’s also for the suitable for outdoor use. A simple switch connector is all that is needed to get it working. Available in grey, green and pink as well as black.

MADE Adrianne Multi Floor Lamp, Green Glass & Brass

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Green glass and brass-colored metal combine to create this modern floor lamp that is both a decorative element and a lighting tool. The floor switch makes it easy to use – no fiddling around looking for the controls – and promises a touch of elegance to hallways, bedrooms and living rooms. Simple and beautiful.

Rechargeable Elements Circle floor lamp with remote control

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If you’re the type of person who constantly gets mixed up in their decorating style, mobility is likely a key factor in your purchasing decision. Dunelm’s minimalist metal and plastic floor lamp could be the perfect complement: it can be taken anywhere a little light is needed thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery that can be charged via the USB port. Although it is designed for the garden, you can use it anywhere and operate it freely with a remote control.

IT’S ABOUT ROMI Cambridge Iron Floor Lamp – Wood/Black

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Book lovers will love this floor lamp, which features three shelves and creates a personal library out of thin air. Ideal for your reading nook, just make a cup of coffee, snuggle up in a blanket and get ready to devour all the titles on your reading list. Also available with a gray shade. It is 168 cm high and the brand plants a tree for every lamp sold.

PHILIPS HUE Gradient Signe Floor Lamp – Black

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This floor lamp is more than just a light – it is a whole light show. From the hugely successful Philips Hue range comes this Signe model that offers beautiful gradients to help you set the mood. Instant wireless dimming means you can control the light from the start and the sleek design remains unobtrusive in any room – until you turn it on.

If you already have other Philips Hue products in the home, the brand’s app lets you control up to 10 lights at once, and it can also be controlled via Alexa and Google voice commands. Now all together – “let there be light”.

MADE Bow Large Arc Overreach floor lamp, copper and white marble

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Whether you’re a renter who can’t make permanent changes to the home, or you don’t want to call in an electrician to replace your ceiling light, this dramatically arched floor lamp (which extends to 180cm) will be your room’s official big Light practically superfluous. Sitting on a 38cm round marble base, it offers a cone of light so warm it’s best hovered over your dining table or your favorite spot on the sofa.

So’home wooden tripod floor lamp with stage light

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Lights, Camera, Action! Bring Hollywood glamor into your interiors with this tripod floor lamp that will spotlight walls, ceilings and floors. The industrial-looking design is another step towards a chic loft living aesthetic. An E27 light bulb is required, which you need to buy separately.

Bay Isle Home Dovercourt 155cm Traditional floor lamp

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Bring a little monkey business into your home through your floor lamp with this playful design from Bay Isle Home. With a bamboo-style trunk and a chimpanzee swinging under the lampshade, it will work just as well in eclectic homes as minimalist ones. With a height of 155 cm, it stands on a brass-colored base and is operated with a foot switch.

Anglepoise & Margaret Howell Type 75 floor lamp

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In certain design circles there is only one name that is known for lamps – Anglepoise. The brand is a classic for a reason, with its timeless design it is the star of the show. Made in collaboration with British fashion designer Margaret Howell, this iteration comes in shades such as sienna, as well as Saxon blue and yellow ochre, giving it a fashion-forward edge.

Dyson Solarcycle Morph

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Dyson’s sleek Solarcycle Morph lamp, which is also available as a desk lamp, brings beautiful natural light into your home thanks to its intelligent daylight tracking function. Paired via the Dyson Link Home app, it syncs with daylight hours and changes and adjusts throughout the day, giving you a morning light early in the morning and a warm light in the evening that mimics the sunset.

Even in a basement or in a north-facing room with indirect sunlight, you always get the right light for the time of day.

Twist the long-life LED bulb into the support tube and it also becomes an ambient light with a soft glow that won’t distract you when you’re engrossed in the latest blockbuster.

Shop at John Lewis and get a five year guarantee.

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