Floor standing reading lamps are not just an accessory to a room decor scheme. They can set the style of a living room, be multipurpose task lighting in a home office, or define a cosy reading corner in just about any room. Due to the proportions of tall floor lamps, they appear less as a second class accessory and more a piece of actual furniture. Careful thought goes into selecting a large item of furniture for your home, so choosing the design of a floor lamp should be given due consideration too. We’ve selected 40 fabulous floor reading lamps that we think may light up your life!
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Serge Mouille Style Floor Lamp: This would be ideal in a mid century modern room scheme, with its slender tripod leg base. Made from carbonized steel and copper, it comes in this matte black colourway with contrasting white shade interior.
$549 ON AMAZON
Serge Mouille Style 3 Arm Floor Reading Lamp: Multi light floor lamps are an ideal solution for a larger home library setup where there might be multiple reading chairs; models like this one are perfect for the job.
$195 ON AMAZON
AJ Style Contemporary White Floor Reading Lamp: Spun steel with a tiltable shade, this was inspired by mid-century design by Arne Jacobsen. Modern floor reading lamps with a quirky shape look right at home in a Scandinavian style setting.
$750 ON AMAZON
Lean Floor Lamp: The Lean can be selected in either a black or white finish that is subtly distressed to create an industrial look. The arm of the cool floor reading lamp is in raw brass and the detail is rubber.
$649.99 ON AMAZON
Fork Floor Lamp: The large casual shade of this lamp by Diesel has a patchwork structure to the canvas that, when lit warmly from within, is reminiscent of campsite tents. It also has a stitching style similar to jeans. The joints of the floor lamp make the stand very flexible, and the shade can be rotated 360°.
$463 ON AMAZON
Spar Floor Lamp Replica: Living room reading lamps are in the room most displayed to house guests, and this striking red and black creation would certainly turn heads. If you want to go a step further than this modern replica, the original is available here.
$80 ON AMAZON
Affordable Energy Efficient 3 Pivot Floor Reading Lamp: LED floor reading lamps are becoming more in demand as people grow more mindful of the environmental effects of energy consumption, and as the monetary costs of consuming energy continually rises. This brushed anodized aluminum design is an affordable lamp that presents a way to help protect the Earth and your bank account.
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Link Ring Shaped LED Task Floor Lamp: Another of our favourite contemporary floor reading lamps that is fitted with LEDs. LED technology provides brilliantly bright floor reading lamps that are perfect for a shadowy reading corner that is situated out of the reach of a main overhead light. This is also a floor lamp with dimmer, so if the LEDs prove too bright then they can easily be made less dazzling.
$89 ON AMAZON
Sparq Arc LED Floor Lamp: Arc floor reading lamps are able to reach over a piece of large furniture like a sofa or chunky armchair, in order to better centre the light source over a book or task. Minimalist floor reading lamps like this have no lampshade, so they don’t encroach on your space or decor scheme. This one is dimmable too.
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Linear Floor Lamp: This futuristic LED lamp has a cool lightsaber look, perfect for sci-fi fans. This is the Linear Edition of Brightech’s curved Sparq Arc lamp (previous pic). It has a straight 58in wand that displays at a steady angle from a 5ft metal pole that comes in either high-shine silver or gloss black.
$556 ON AMAZON
S7 Snake Like Floor Lamp: Rising from the floor like a snake charmers serpent from its basket. It can also be repositioned thanks to its malleable form that is reshaped by pulling the coils apart, so you could adjust the lamp to be shorter, more coiled or super wavy. The pose-able silhouette does not require any tools to adjust it, it’s simply plug and play.
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De Padova Style Circle Floor Lamp: Looking a little like a long stemmed leaf, this design presents a unique way to light a reading area, or add style over a dining table where there is no ceiling light fixture available.
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Solveig Floor Lamp: Solveig means ‘path of the sun’ in Swedish, though this may appear more like a satellite or flying saucer rather than the sun – until the gloss white reflector is illuminated. The repoussé sheet steel shade is connected to the black lacquered base by a magnet, allowing the angle of the circular reflector to be modified.
$624 ON AMAZON
Archer Floor Lamp: Wooden floor reading lamps bring a sophisticated look. This one has a chunky beech wood base post, and the shade has a frosted diffuser for minimising glare to provide the user with a comfortable level of light.
$380 ON AMAZON
Tolomeo Reading Floor Lamp: On the back of the Tolomeo table/task that achieved the Compasso d’Oro award for Italian industrial design in 1989, engineering and performance features have been refined to create a new series of models, including this floor model.
$161 ON AMAZON
Adesso Atlas Tall Floor Lamp: Smart outlet compatible, making it furture-proof. Task floor lamps often focus their light on a small concentrated area but this 77in tall design boasts a glow over a larger area.
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Floor Reading Lamp With Lampshade: With a classic elevated crane design, this would look at home in any room of the home. The linen textured hanging shade is a neutral tone to fit with just about any colour scheme too.
$178 ON AMAZON
Scandinavian Style Adjustable White & Wood Floor Lamp: With current trends, scandinavian floor reading lamps are in high demand. This quirky composition would make an interesting addition.
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Ikea Jansjo Flexible Gooseneck Floor Reading Lamp: This black gooseneck floor lamp is another shade-free design. Simplistic with no embellishments, it’s a useful addition to a room without distracting from other decor.
$69 ON AMAZON
Triple Light Conical Reading Floor Lamp: Built-in LEDs mean that you don’t have to worry about changing the bulbs, making it a time, energy and money saver. Although this is a 3 light floor lamp, it has a lightweight composition which means it’s easy to transport between rooms.
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Oil Rubbed Bronze Metal Finish Floor Lamp: A traditional looking piece, this lamp makes a perfect accompaniment to a classic wing chair. Despite its traditional appearance, it has very modern dimmable LED natural daylight simulation to reduce eye fatigue.
$549 ON AMAZON
Industrial Style Counter Balance Floor Reading Lamp: This cool creation looks like it belongs in an inventor’s workshop.
$187 ON AMAZON
Modern Arc Globe Floor Lamp: As far as living room reading lamps go, this is one that provides flexibility thanks to a dimmer switch located on the pole that can adjust bright light into mood lighting. Bright floor reading lamps are great when completing tasks but it’s always great to have the option of a softer setting.
$70 ON AMAZON
Floor Reading Lamp With Dimmer & Adjustable Color Temperature: This lamp pushes the options for atmospheric lighting further. If the 12-levels of brightness and 10-levels of color temperature aren’t enough, it also has a sleep timer and a night light mode.