Over the couch floor lamps are a wonderful way to create ambiance, and draw attention to the mid-century modern style of your living room. They provide a focal point for your home, and offer overhead illumination, which makes reading more comfortable. There are many styles and designs, and you can choose the right one for your room.
You may want to consider a floor lamp that is a little taller, so that you can cast more light on your entire room. It should also have a halogen bulb to help give your books a whiter and brighter light. Halogen bulbs have a higher wattage, so they are ideal for illuminating book pages. However, you should not have the lamp so close to your head that you can’t turn it on or off, or get brushed by the lampshade when you leave.
If your sofa is against a wall, you may want to consider a floor lamp with a sconce. These can swing, so that you can see more easily while you are reading. While they don’t add the same level of lighting as a floor lamp, they can create a warm glow in the corner of your room.
Another type of lamp that you can put on your couch is a floor lamp with a hanging linen drum shade. The shade is held in place by a curving arm at the top. A great option for your living room is the Robert Abbey Collin Saki Shade Tray Floor Lamp, which has a bronze finish over aluminum and a fabric shade. This lamp has an 18-inch glass tray that can accept a three-way bulb.
Some floor lamps have an on/off switch on the pole. This allows you to quickly turn the lamp on or off. Additionally, the lamp can be adjusted to the height of your choice. If you are choosing a floor lamp for your couch, it is important to measure the length of the sofa and the eye level of the person who will be using it. Your lamp should be at least 60 inches tall from the top of the sofa, and should not be lower than that.
For smaller spaces, you may prefer a Tiffany Thompson floor lamp, which has a matte anodized aluminum shade. The lamp is also available in a marble base. It is a good choice for a small room, since it does not look like lighting.
When choosing a floor lamp, you should also consider the materials used in the construction. The lamp may have a metal or wooden base, but it should also be made of a sturdy material. Also, it should have a wide base, so that it can stand up even on carpets.
An arc floor lamp, which uses a long, weighted arm, is also a great choice for smaller spaces. You can raise or lower the lamp’s head to adjust the angle of the lamp’s shade.
For more contemporary rooms, you can consider the Coach Adjustable Floor Lamp. Made by House of Troy, this floor lamp is adjustable from 35.5 to 52.5 inches. The lamp uses 60-watt Type A bulbs, and the shade is 4 inches high.