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Tripod Lamps For A Brilliant Interior Design

The world of lighting presents an amazing and often overwhelming array of choices that bring along with them the problem of plenty! And while most modern homes are turning towards pendants and wall sconces to save up on space, those blessed with some room to spare should seriously think about bringing home a cool tripod floor lamp this summer. Not only are tripod lamps currently a popular lighting trend, these timeless lamps turn out to be showstoppers that garner ample attention and double as wonderful sculptural additions.

Many shades of nature offer the perfect backdrop for this amazing living room with glass walls

While we’ve already looked at some awesome floor lamp inspirations in the past, today’s collection is dedicated exclusively to the tripods. Sleek, stylish and captivating, the tripod floor lamp can switch between providing ambient lighting and focused illumination with ease. Presenting various styles and adopting creative silhouettes, the world of tripod lamps is becoming more exciting each day! And as always, we are here to offer you a sneak peek into some of the best inspirations around –

Coastal themed living room with tall tripod floor lamps

by W Design Interiors

Soho style New York Apartment living room in black and white

Super-sleek tripod lamp for the elegant, contemporary home

Tripod lamp blends with the neutral color scheme of the room

Bright floor lamp in orange serves as lovely accent lighting in the kitchen

Twin Tripod Floor Lamps by Sandy Chapman grab the attention in this transitional living space

by Dana Wolter

Tall tripod lamps look cool even in homes with a low ceiling when used right

by Cravotta Interiors

Symmetry and Proportionality

The art of lighting is much more than just illuminating a space in an even fashion. When it comes to the tall and handsome tripod lamp, the aesthetics of the lamp itself play a significant part in shaping your interior. Picking the right tripod lamp is all about first understanding the specific needs of your own home and how the lighting fixture works along with the existing decor in the room. Tall tripods look fabulous in expansive living spaces with a high ceiling, as the tall lamps offer a sense of proportionality and symmetry. Using twin tripod lamps is obviously the easiest way to achieve this visual balance.

Tripod lamps in the family room with a high ceiling bring visual balance and proportion

by Dunlap Design Group, LLC

Living room in gray looks sophisticated and inviting

While oversized lighting fixtures are fashionable and quickly becoming an integral part of many living and dining spaces, taking this approach with the tripod does not always work well. A giant tripod floor lamp can not only disturb the overall appeal of the space, it can also cause some trouble with the way the light emitting from it interacts with other sources. Pick a tripod lamp in relation to the size of the room and place it next to the couch to craft that picture-perfect look in the living area.

Height adjustable surveyor style tripod lamps in dramatic black

by Elad Gonen

Ultra-sleek tripod with the legs reaching all the way to the top!

Smart contemporary living room in white Barcelona chair and stool in black and DWR tripod lamp

by Ruhl Walker Architects

Gorgeous tripod lamp with wooden legs in a breezy and relaxing living room in white with a coastal vibe

by Urban Jobe Architecture

Sleek legs of the tripod floor lamp from YLighting give the interior an airy appeal

by FINNE Architects

Shining the Spotlight!

One of our eternal favorites when it comes to home lighting with a touch of unique eccentricity is the photographer’s lamp. The lamp obviously needs little description, and in an age where there is more dabbling with the image once the shot is taken, it reminds us of a simpler time when capturing the perfect shot took skills beyond Photoshop! The photographer’s lamp is a design icon that looks simply amazing in homes that are clad in a rustic or industrial style. These tripods are also right at home in stunning contemporary lofts and penthouse apartments that mimic the famous Soho style from New York City.

Stunning contemporary dining space with a photographer's lamp standing tall in the backdrop

photography by Merle Prosofsky / by Thirdstone Inc.

Smart photographer's lamp adds a touch of industrial charm to the contemporary living room

by Fine Focus Photography

Simple tripod lamp accentuates the nautical vibe of this beautiful entrance

by Go Nautical Collections

While the photographer’s lamp is all about glamour and bold visual impact, there are plenty of modern recreations that take up far less space and fit in more eloquently with a contemporary design style. This snazzy lamp has found a new lease on life in the past few years, and with vintage patterns and metallic accents making a grand comeback in 2014, the photographer’s lamp is now hotter than ever before!

Cozy family room with the photographer's lamp

by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

A floor lamp that steals the spotlight!

by Studio[01]

Glamorous nursery with a hint of Hollywood Regency Style

by Shannon Rosat Interiors

Living room looks simple, stylish and trendy thanks to the cool tripod lamp

Blending In and Standing Out

Once you have settled on the size of the tripod lamp for your living room or bedroom, it is time to think about the style and the color of the lampshade. There are two different approaches that you can take here, with one ensuring that the tripod lamp becomes an extension of the existing color palette and the other bringing in an accent hue using the lamp. The key to making this decision lies in checking if you already have additions like accent pillows, chairs and pendants. If you do, then either the lampshade of your tripod needs to complement them, or you can choose the safer option of going with the backdrop hue.

Shinto Tripod Floor Lamp and the wall track system with Egyptian themed painting steal the show here

Transitional porch with a colorful tripod lamp in red

by Andrew Suvalsky Designs

Tripod floor lamp in the corner stands out and yet blends in with the color scheme of the room

Black lampshades make an audacious style statement no matter where they are used, and adding them to the tripod floor lamp is no different. In case black is your chosen color, it is best to repeat it with another table lamp or pendant light so as to lend poise and elegance to the room. Tripod lamps with wooden bases look apt in transitional, rustic and beach-style rooms, while metallic tripods seem at home in sleek and contemporary spaces.

Tripod floor lamp complemented by the stylish tripod table lamp in the kids' bedroom

Beach style laundry and home workspace with a compact tripod lamp

by Insignia Homes

Dark black lampshade of the floor lamp helps give better definition to the living room

by Dvira – Interior Design Toronto

Oversized tripod floor lamp in the cozy living room in gray

by Rikki Snyder / DWR

Metal Tripod Floor Lamp is a budget buy that will cost you less than $150

by Charlie & Co. Design

Out of This World!

Not happy with the regular choices and the common tripod lamp offerings? Ingenious modern designers are constantly coming up with amazing new designs that seem to define the current trend and redefine tripod floor lamps as we know them. From sensational designs that become instant conversation-starters at a party to ultra-sleek creations that vanish into the backdrop, there are plenty of unusual and interesting options. Some of the choices seem particularly eerie, as they appear like alien life forms that have just walked out of a Hollywood sci-fi flick. Yet, each one has a style and aura of its own!

Pileo floor lamp from Porada in the home office

Colorful kids' room with an alien-looking tripod lamp addition

by Laura Wiedmann Interior Design

Innovative tripod floor Lamp from Lumi disappears into the backdrop

by Marie Burgos Design

Trendy kids room with a smart tripod lamp from Anthropologie

by Niche Interiors

Snazzy tripod lamp is perfect for the playful kids' room

Vintage tripod lamp in the corner enlivens the tropical themed living room

by Cheryl Burke Interior Design

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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