Where should I put bedroom floor lamps?

When deciding where to place a bedroom floor lamp, think about the type of lighting you need. There are two main types of lighting: task lighting and ambient lighting. Task lighting focuses on lighting a certain area to make completing a task – such as reading, getting dressed or applying make-up – easier. Ambient lighting provides overall illumination for a room but focuses more on giving the room a particular feel.

Bedroom floor lamps next to the bed

Typically, table lamps are placed on nightstands next to the bed for easy access and to function as reading lights. However, if surface space is at a minimum, a floor lamp next to the bed can be a great replacement, as they work well as both task lighting and ambient lighting. Make sure you consider the direction of the light source, as tall lamps that primarily cast light upwards might not provide sufficient light for late-night reading. 

Bedroom floor lamps by a reading chair

If you have a reading nook in your bedroom, a floor lamp can turn it into a cosy, comfortable and functional space. Place the floor lamp 0.4 metres from the side of the chair – and with a Philips Hue floor lamp, you can even use the Read light recipe for the optimal shade of white light and brightness.

Choosing the height of a bedroom floor lamp

If your bedroom has a low ceiling, measure your floor lamp before purchasing – otherwise it could look out of proportion once placed in the room. The height of a floor lamp should fall between 148 to 162 cm. The Signe gradient floor lamp in oak is an ideal 149 cm and features a slender, minimalist design that’s perfect for the Sunrise wake-up style.