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Just as furniture and modern décor are essential to composing outdoor spaces that are both engaging and comfortable, outdoor lighting is just as essential. Today, outdoor lighting is no longer limited to lanterns and sconces, but, rather, encompasses a range of styles more commensurate with indoor lighting. Outdoor floor lamps, for instance, are becoming an increasingly popular modern outdoor lighting option, and a way to create outdoor spaces that are a true extension of a home’s interior.
As it does indoors, an outdoor floor lamp has a its own particular appeal. During the warm months, whether entertaining or just enjoying your outdoor space, the outdoors become as important to daily life as the indoors, and wanting to transform that space into a seamless part of your interior spaces makes sense both practically and esthetically. Modern outdoor lighting helps create such a space, and floor lamps, in particular, owing to their size and stature, can be instrumental in turning an outside area into a full-fledged outdoor room.
Floor lamps are ideal contemporary outdoor lighting option for finished outdoor areas—namely decks, paved patios, or poolside—where the surface area is stable enough for accommodating a floor lamp, and the space has been composed similarly to an indoor room. Visually, outdoor floor lamps lend a patio or deck the kind of fully designed look that used to be reserved for indoor spaces only. Designed with all the thoughtful elements typically found in indoor floor lamps, outdoor floor lamps have the potential to make outdoor spaces as complete and visually compelling as any place inside your home.
Not necessarily. An outdoor floor lamp doesn’t have to mean an outsized, lanky model. Amongst outdoor lamp options are floor models that are lower to the ground, for instance, but substantial enough to provide enough illumination to a small space, without dominating an area or taking up too much space. The key when choosing modern outdoor lighting is to settle on the design and esthetic that makes sense for the size of your outdoor space, and exploring the possibilities, whether floor lamps or any other type of outdoor lamp—rather than eliminating a particular style as an option.
Appealing as floor lamps are, bear in mind that the most important aspect of modern outdoor lighting, in general, is safety. Outdoor floor lamps require an outdoor power supply and specific installation requirements to ensure that the lamps are safe to use either in partially or fully exposed areas. Watertight cable boxes, weather resistant materials, and other safety components are essential to installing any contemporary outdoor lighting correctly, so before you decide on an outdoor floor lamp, make sure that your outdoor areas are equipped for the specific safety requirements of your lamp or lamps.