The Floor Lamp Conundrum

living room

Sometimes I make things way more difficult than they should be. Oops. Some people also think a floor lamp is a floor lamp.  Alas, my friends, ’tis more than that! I have been on the hunt for the perfect floor lamp to place on the right side of the couch to balance the side table and provide light on the darker side of the room. The couch will be moved over a tad to the left to center on the wall and the floor lamp will go on it’s back side. My aim is to provide a perfect reading lamp to snuggle up in the couch corner and gentle warm lighting at night.

So the struggle begins to find a budget friendly, classic floor lamp with clean lines. To tie in with the gold end table (more on that here) I want to stick with either gold or a wood base and a white shade, if it has one. Right now I’m thinking #7, but it’s brass. I’m also loving #5 and #8 with the wood tones.  My only reservation is already mixing the light wood floor, dark piano, and (not pictured) a steamer trunk. Anyone have past experience with mixing wood tones? Successes? Failures? Lessons?


1 – Target Cantilever in Brass – $40 / 2 – Walmart Catalina Tripod in Brushed Steel – $50 / 3 – CB2 Saturday – $219 / 4 – Target Arc – $90 /

5 – Crate and Barrel Jackson – $229 / 6 – CB2 Beam – $249 / 7 – Target Tripod – $90 / 8 – Crate and Barrel Theo Grey – $229


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