As mentioned, modern floor lamps have two major advantages: size and versatility. Like a modern chandelier, a sizable modern floor lamp may be capable of providing all the illumination a room needs, eliminating the need for any other type of lighting model. Unlike chandeliers, though, floor lamps are rarely site-specific, making them easily movable from one room to another, and equally effective as lighting solutions for just about any room in the house.
Modern floor lamps also provide ample opportunities to inject serious design cache into a room. Much like other large-scale items—a sofa or coffee table, for instance—the visual space contemporary floor lamps occupy automatically makes them focal points in a room in the same way a work of art or sculpture might be. For that reason alone, it makes sense to think carefully and strategically about the height, color, materials, and specific design elements of the floor lamps you purchase.