Timber floor lamps are the lights that heighten a comfortable and cosy atmosphere due to their natural and rustic appeal. They can appear raw or vintage with their unfinished or refurbished look or give an impression of being innovative lighting due to their uncanny and refined forms and structures. They exude a sense of simplicity and warmth, bring mother nature indoors to create a unique and relaxing atmosphere.
Timber is an incredibly versatile material, making timber floor lamps adaptable to many aesthetic styles of the past and present eras. It is a favourite medium to form Scandinavian- and Modern-design floor lamps by artisans and lamp designers alike. It’s a perfect material to complement fabric, plastic, and paper shades.
Timber floor lamps can accentuate the ambience of your spaces. Partner them with metal, concrete, or fur, and they will remain as ultimate statement pieces for your rooms.
The terms “wood”, “timber”, and sometimes “lumber”, too, are often interchangeably used in construction, architecture, and even in lighting. Many lighting boutiques online classify wooden and timber lamps in different categories, while others compile them in a single lamp group.
To clarify the confusion, “wood” is the central part of the tree and constitutes fibrous structural tissues found in branches, trunks, and roots. On the other hand, “timber” is coined for any wooden part after the tree is felled and is usually coined with the term “lumber”. Consequently, “wood” is a term that can be used for trees and tree products, and it can only be referred to as “timber” once the tree is chopped down.
In Australia, England, and New Zealand, processed construction products like fibreboards and plywood are considered “timber” goods, while “lumber” is denoted for fallen trees and their parts. The opposite is valid in the United States and Canada - cut down raw trees are “timber”, and processed wooden materials are “lumber”. In any case, processed trunks, refurbished roots, rough branches, and unfinished wood can all be considered as “timber” goods depending on your location.
Best Locations for Your Timber Floor Lamp
You can place your Timber floor lamp anywhere you like, but if you’re not sure where to add that gorgeous wooden standing light you’re eyeing since forever, below are some key places where you might need a new source of light:
Foyer: As the first area you encounter after entering a building, the foyer’s general atmosphere and appearance will always stamp a lasting first impression on visitors and residents alike. Therefore, it is usually the most orderly place in a house or company and will usually have complementary furniture and decorations that best describe the firm’s advocacies or the values of the family living in the house. Timber floor lamps often help create a cosy and natural ambience, so they’re great additions for places that need to welcome guests.
Bedroom: The bedroom is the one room in a house that would never lack a floor lamp. Besides table lamps and desk lamps, timber floor lamps are your portable lighting that doesn’t need an elevated space before usage. They’re versatile lights that can accompany you as you read your favourite book on that corner nook or browse the latest trends in your smartphone while laying down on your bed.
Cafe and Restaurant: Many business owners only use pendant lights, chandeliers, and wall lights in commercial spaces like cafes and restaurants to manage real estate space efficiently. After all, if you have extra space in the corner of the room, business-minded people would instead allocate it for more chairs and tables to increase the store’s revenues rather than placing a simple timber floor lamp. However, adding a wooden floor lamp for private rooms and solo counters can introduce a relaxing and inviting charm that can boost your customers’ appetite, so do consider getting some for these areas.
Library: As the haven for tons of books, libraries often have high ceilings. Therefore, hanging lights may or may not necessarily give you the intense gleam you need as you browse your reference materials. To work around this, librarians and managers often add adjustable desk lamps, table lamps, and floor lamps in these facilities for use. Among all selections, timber floor lamps are the go-to lights that best complement the aura of wooden tables and counters often seen in old libraries and reading places.
Living Room: As the place for conversation with family and friends, your home’s living room must not lack any lighting equipment. Pendant lights and wall lights can illuminate a fun atmosphere for your get-together, but a timber floor lamp can balance the brightness of your space and set the mood right.
Dos, Don’ts, and Other Recommendations Regarding Timber Floor Lamps
Don’t put Timber floor lamps and any other floor lamps in places that hinder free movement. These places include narrow pathways and beside doorways. Good places would be in between pieces of furniture and bare room corners.
Timber floor lamp bases may need a small or significant amount of surface space. Due to their numerous legs, tripod floor lamps demand more area than a traditional timber floor lamp, so you have to exclude narrow slots on the probable places to put it into use. It is even more so for timber floor lamps with unconventional bases and stands - those beg to be displayed, so you mustn’t put them behind furnishings. Plan carefully where you intend to place the timber floor lamp that caught your eye.
Your light bulb’s brightness depends on its luminosity, not its wattage. The wattage relates to the energy your light consumes to run properly, so it affects your electricity bill, not the amount of light in the room.
As much as possible, opt for LED bulbs. These lights are energy-efficient and have long lifespans, saving you money for buying bulbs one after another and cutting your costs in the electricity bill.
If you want a timber floor lamp that functions as the primary source of light in a room, choose shaded floor lamps, tripod floor lamps, tower floor lamps, and swing arm floor lamps, then pair them with light bulbs that have high lumen ratings.
If you need a timber floor lamp that shines intense light onto a specific place like the top of your table, choose floor lamps with adjustable heads like tree floor lamps. You can also use task lamps like arc floor lamps, floor reading lamps, and pharmacy floor lamps. These lamps direct light only to a small area.
If you need timber floor lamps that balance the room’s mood, go for torchiere floor lamps or candelabra floor lamps. Use them together with hi-tech light bulbs with dimming functions and allow colour temperature change. You may read our article here for more information regarding a bulb’s colour temperature. No need to buy such light bulbs if your chosen timber floor lamp incorporates these features in its setting.
If you’re planning to put your desired timber floor lamp next to a chair or sofa, it’s best to take note of its overall height and the placement of the light bulb sockets. These sockets must be below your eye level when sitting down to prevent excessive glare from shining down to your eyes. Adjust appropriately if the bulbs can be covered using a lampshade or other lamp material.
Zest Lighting presents our collection of timber floor lamps available in various colours, finishes, and styles. Each piece must pass our rigorous testing standards before delivering them straight to your doors anywhere in Australia. We have showcased high-end premium quality lights at reasonable prices since our inception in 2014. We believe that designer lighting can be made affordable to everyone with just a few clicks of your fingertips.
Many of our floor lamps are part of a designer collection. Hence, you’ll see many pendant lights, wall lights, chandeliers, table lamps, and desk lamps with the same eye-striking looks as some of our standing lamps. Please read our FAQ page or submit your questions through this contact form if you have inquiries. We also published some styling guides and lighting inspirations in our blog here.
We look forward to sharing our zest for timber floor lamps with you.