When I designed this client's living room, I opted for two sleek floor lamps to give the room a clean, modern feel. I also knew that two full-size end tables would've been out of balance with the settee that we used.
I'm actually drawn more and more to the look of two matching floor lamps flanking a sofa. When a sofa table or coffee table is already in place, end tables often just end up eating up needed space. Floor lamps can anchor the sofa and provide some nice symmetry at the same time. Here are some great examples of how well a pair of floor lamps can work:
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What do you think of this look?