Reading lamps are basically floor lamps especially designed for use when reading. These types of adjustable floor lamps provide bright, focused illumination perfect for taking in the daily newspaper or reading a favorite book, the repose practically a luxury for those living a fast paced lifestyle.
A reading lamp should be the lighting of choice any place in the home where you plan to read. Reading a book or the newspaper in dim light is not a recommended practice, so you will want a floor lamp that can offer plenty of focused illumination to light up all of the words on a page. In the living room, place a well-chosen reading lamp in a corner by your favorite chair or near a couch for over-the-shoulder lighting. Floor reading lamps are portable and easy to maneuver around any type of furniture anytime you choose to rearrange or redecorate the chairs and tables you have in the room. The home office also benefits from reading floor lamps, and the contemporary lighting design of many of these reading lights offers a fresh, updated look for rooms that can otherwise become stuffy or visually heavy. Finally, in the bedroom where a reading sconce or table lamp may not be present, consider adding one of these standing floor lamps to ensure plenty of light for reading in bed.