by Marica Fick
Ambient lighting – we find that it is often the last element people think of when decorating their homes and spaces. In some sad cases it is a vital element completely forgotten about.
This type of lighting can be used to create a warm glow and set an intimate mood in your room when the main lights are switched off.
Loose-standing and move-able lamps, like standing lamps, are a great way of incorporating mood lighting into your space. Floor lamps add a vertical dimension to your space while taking up very little valuable floor space.
While some standing lamps can be rather drab, unappealing, and purely functional, the right selection can be an excellent tool to add another decorative element to your room.
We did a little online search to see how many trendy, attention-grabbing local floor lamps we could find. Here is our roundup of ten amazingly cool standing lamps for your home…
10 Amazingly Cool Standing Lamps:
Umthi Hanging Lamp
Designed by Meyer von Wielligh, the massive Umthi Hanging Lamp (Umthi means “tree” in Xhosa), takes inspiration from nature with its elegant tree branch-like structure. This beautifully designed lamp was one of the nominees for the Most Beautiful Object In South Africa (MBOISA) in 2016.
This trendy black tripod standing lamp will add an edgy contemporary feel to any space. Available from Weylandts
PULL Floor Lamp
Copper Wire Floor Lamp
White with a touch of warmth, this standing floor lamp is the perfect combination of trendy industrial cool and copper heat. With its nautical elements this lamp would also work in a coastal styled home. available from @home
Wire Shade & Base Floor Lamp
Want to make a quirky statement? Then this wire standing lamp is just the thing. Taking on the traditional shade and base shape of a lamp, it can be custom painted in any colour you desire. Imagine it in lipstick red or cool turquoise. Available from lim
Wood-like Floor Lamp
Bring a touch of industrial chic to your living space with this stylish standing lamp. We love the wood detailing complimented by the cool metal shade and base in a trendy sage green. Available online through Superbalist
Multi Task Floor Lamp
Add a big statement piece to your interior with this oversized brushed copper and black anglepoise floor lamp. Available from Weylandts
Architectural Floor Lamp
We love this quirky standing lamp with its wooden tripod legs and adjustable neck. We love it so much in fact that we have bought one in the past for a client’s coastal industrial home. Available through La Grange
Dipped Floor Lamp
It looks like this contemporary floor lamp with its wooden arm received a trendy “paint-dipped” effect. It would make for a beautiful accent piece next to a side table or sofa. Available online through Superbalist
An original design by Cape Town based emerging creative Nawaaz Saldulker, the Shelf Light is a playful standing lamp that incorporates a small shelf to store or display small items. Perfectly blending form and function. Available online through shopscoop.co.za