- Torchiere lamps can be stars or background of design depending on the style and design of the floor lamp.
- Do not use a bulb with higher wattage than recommended to avoid chance of fire or burns if the lamp is kept on for long periods.
- Use torchiere lamps in rooms or spaces that do not have ceiling lights to give the illusion of overhead light.
The torchiere lamp style dates back several hundred years to France where the first torchieres were illuminated with candles. Today's torchiere lamps are inspired by the antique uplight designs of the first torchieres but with modern lampage and technology. The classic form of the torchiere features a flared shade that conceals the light above a tall lamp base that ends in either a round or square base. Torchiere lamps are excellent ways to add light to dark room or corner in a home, office, hotel or other professional space. These stylish floor lamps are just as versatile as they are handsome and unique.
Torchiere lamps are available in a range of styles from traditional to contemporary. Traditional style torchieres often have bronze or antiqued finishes, glass shades and ornate details to both the shade and lamp base. Contemporarys tyle torchieres tend to be more streamlined with a simpler shape and fewer details, keepimg the focus on the form of the torchiere. Metal and painted finishes are available with glass and metal shades.
Any room or space that needs to be brightened with lighting can benefit from a torchiere lamp. These uplight floor lamps wash walls and ceilings with light. The upswept light can brighten a living room, family room, den, basement, dorm room or studio apartment. Ideal for rooms that do not have a ceiling light, torchiere lamps can give the illusion of ceiling light. Most torchieres have a dimmer or three way switch to adjust the amount of light to create ambient or task lighting from a floor lamp.