Published at Thursday, March 08th 2018. by Delit Cressac in Modern Floor Lamp.
A few common features of antique lamps include the stained-glass lampshade, brass finishes, and intricate designs. When one is interested in truly decorating their home with antique floor lamps, genuine specimens may cost quite a bit, such as French antique lamps carrying a price tag of more than thousands of dollars. Usually, an antique or antique-styled floor lamp is selected because of its look and fit within a setting, rather than bringing light into the room.
There are many varieties of such lamps available in the market and the usual are the Tiffany lamp range, Victorian and vintage plus a whole range of arched and conventional modern designed floor lamps. These floor lamps have the ability to establish themselves as intriguing and beauteous accent light -throwing gadgets as well as can also act as standalone decorative items to give creative expression to a certain vicinity. Before you go and get these lamps, there are some factors that one must keep in mind to make their floor lamp shopping experience truly rewarding and worthwhile.
Aside from rewiring the old floor lamp, you should also make sure that the base is stable. Nowadays, floor lamps have to meet UL standards, where the bases are heavier, so that it won't easily tip over. However, ages ago, antique floor lamps do not have a standardized base that can't easily be tipped over. Accidental tipping over of floor lamps can lead to unwanted fire accidents. That is why it is very important to check whether the antique floor lamp you plan to buy is safe in terms of its structure.
To be frank, the cost of getting arc floor lamps is quite high but there are places where you can obtain them at cheap rates. You are advised to purchase these lamps from home accessories stores online. You are suggested to look for Amazon and eBay if you want to enjoy great deals. There is a wide variety of choices offered through online stores and many discounts are given by the online sellers. However, if you feel unsecured shopping online, you can get the goods from the departmental stores, furniture stores or interior design stores.
Overall, having an antique floor lamp has its own advantages, in the sense that it provides a touch of romance, class, and sophistication to any home. However, aside from it being very expensive, it does not provide adequate lighting and is primarily used for aesthetic purposes only, instead of functionality. So, in buying a floor lamp, ask yourself what you need it for. If you're not much concerned with lighting, and are more inclined towards having one for ornamental reasons, then you should go for an antique floor lamp. Just make sure you reinforce it with modern wiring so that it is safe to use.
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