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5 designer Karman lamps to illuminate the living room

Posted On 13 August 2019

The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house. It is usually placed in a central position. It is also the most spacious room, where guests spend time, people relax in front of the TV, read a book and do other recreational activities. For these reasons, this room should be illuminated with particular designer lamps to ensure that the living room has a specific style.

Choose the lamp that fits the style of your living room

The living room is your home’s real calling card because it defines your style and immediately communicates your tastes and personality.

It is certainly not easy to illuminate the living room, because, just like furniture, you must know how to associate a welcoming atmosphere with functional needs. You must also take into account the capacity of the room and the aesthetics that inevitably affect the space.

There are a variety of living room styles, so your lamp choices must mainly take into account three factors:

Let's take a look at each point in detail.

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Type of furniture

Modern, classic, minimalist, rustic: furnishing solutions for the living room, like the whole house, are endless. For this reason, Karman offers a variety of designer lamps to meet every style of furniture.

In addition to the essential furniture, the living room is decorated with small pieces of furniture in strategic corners to fill in the gaps.

You can decide to keep those small pieces of furniture and illuminate them with equally small lamps. Alternatively, you could opt to eliminate them and replace them with designer lamps that strategically fill those empty spaces. They will be able to create light and shadows that appear to be, in most cases, a very interesting solution in the concept of the environment. 

Wall colour

Just like makeup for women, the colour of the walls defines the look of the environment. This factor influences the brightness and furnishings and, based on the size of the room, becomes a crucial element in the decision-making process when choosing lamps.

The boldest colours are usually recommended for smaller rooms and light or neutral colours for larger rooms. The effect that gives natural light when reflected on the walls can point you to the most suitable type of lamp to use.

Where there are objects on the wall, such as paintings or shelves hosting works of art and valuables, a designer lamp can highlight them, enhancing your living room.

Type of flooring

Also, concerning the flooring, the variety is almost infinite. Generally, in an area like the living room, we are used to finding parquet. If it is shiny, the light will reflect off the floor, otherwise it will only hit the floor without reflecting.

This is an important element to consider because based on how the light reflects onto the floor, regardless of whether it is parquet or other types of flooring, the choice of lamp changes.

Let's now discover some of the solutions that Karman can offer you, combining lamps with various styles of furniture.


The right lamps for your style

We have already seen that there are various types of furniture designs, indeed almost infinite. The lamps that Karman has to offer adapt perfectly to multiple designs, which will help you greatly in choosing the right lamps for you, whatever the style.

Let’s look at 5 types of lamps:

  1. Suspension
  2. Floor
  3. Appliqué
  4. Table/Floor
  5. Recessed

1. Suspension

Suspension lamps allow you to create soft atmospheres, hanging from above, or they can be used as direct light to illuminate strategic points within the living room.

Suspension lamps are in continuous stylistic and materialistic experimentation so that its design can continuously satisfy the needs of every stylistic period.

In this research, many classic models are revamped and revisited. The Life suspension lamps by Karman are an example of how the past can give value to the present, just like the wrinkles on a person's face that tell their history and passions.

Suspension lamps are as functional as they are of fundamental importance in enhancing an environment such as the living room.

The suspension lamps that Karman offers for your living room have various and very original designs.

The Alì and Babà lamps undoubtedly represent an idea that combines classic style with a sober but modern design. They have an adaptable design between elegant and extravagant. The lamps from this collection will help you illuminate your living room with the style you prefer.



2. Floor

Floor lamps are mobile solutions that allow you to add a light point anywhere in the living room to create an atmosphere that can best meet your needs.

The versatility of this type of lamp is almost endless since the design of the various models allows for a range of solutions that can satisfy any style, from classic to modern.

Floor lamps are widely customizable tools and give more value to the living room, thanks to dimmers, which can define the atmosphere by adjusting the intensity of the light. They can also be height-adjustable or have flexible arms, adapting to any corner of the room, and so on.

You can choose from designer floor lamps with warm light, like the Black Out floor lamp by Karman. It has a very particular style and offers lighting that recalls the "candlelight" effect, making the atmosphere warm and intimate.

You can choose between the body-less spotlight model that emanates light from below or the floor model with a body that diffuses light from above.

Another solution with a very pleasant effect and a particularly appealing design is the Norma M floor lamp. Based on your creativity and inventiveness, this lamp can be placed in different ways and can recreate the effect that best suits you.

By clicking here, you will find some creative examples obtained from the use of these lamps.


3. Appliqué

Appliqués are original models of wall lamps that can transform the look of a room and create suggestive atmospheres.

An appliqué lamp is a real piece of furniture, especially inside a living room environment, disentangling itself between classic and modern solutions.

The design of Karman appliqués allows you to choose between original lamps, made up of a series of components that generate a play on light, shadows and effects for each style, from the soberest to the most extravagant and spirited.

The versatility of the style of this lamp allows you to choose between lamps capable of fitting into different contexts, such as the unique Binarell appliqué by Karman: two luminous blocks of the same image, whose design maintains a constant functional dialogue worthy of the best illusionists.

If your style is more classic and elegant, a matte white ceramic lamp with a white linen shade like Déjà-Vu Nu is definitely a designer appliqué suitable for you.


4. Table and floor lamps

Table and floor lamps have a great advantage, compared to other types of lamps, of being very practical and versatile.

One of the main functions of these installations is to illuminate points in the room left in the dark by general lighting. In the case of table lamps, you can place them on a table or a piece of furniture located in the darker points of the room. In the case of floor lamps, you can get the same effect by placing them in those dark corners to give the entire room the right amount of light. 

If your living room is already perfectly illuminated, you can use table lamps to highlight valuable objects, such as a vase, sculpture or a special piece of furniture.

You can also use table lamps to illuminate points where you do things like reading and the like, so you don't strain your eyes. In this case, lamps with intensity regulators are ideal.

Floor lamps can cover the same functions as table lamps, even if, by definition, they are placed on the floor. Their dimensions are often larger than other types of lamps.

As for table lamps, you can find the most varied styles and designs even for floor lamps. They can be expanded in height and with the base of small dimensions, or you can occupy all three dimensions uniformly.  In addition, they can take on classic geometric shapes (cubic and spherical), such as the Braille lamp by Karman. Braille, despite having a classic shape, enjoys a very versatile design, suitable for both the most elegant and slightly more extravagant and unusual environments.

Floor and table lamps can also take on other more unusual and particular forms, such as the Cell lamp by Karman. Cell recalls the shape of Chinese lanterns, or the Central Park lamp by Karman, which gives the home an atmosphere that brings back nature, with a floral explosion.


5. Recessed

You can use recessed lamps to evenly illuminate the room if you don't want to install suspension or appliqué lamps. However, you can also use them as a supplement to the lighting already present.

You can install the following on various surfaces:

  • Plasterboard ceilings and false ceilings
  • Wood panels
  • Shelves
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • etc…

This type of lighting helps you create a perfect combination of light and design, no matter what style you have chosen for your living room.

You can use these lamps to create various plays on light for the different atmospheres you intend to create in your living room. In addition, you can decide whether to conceal them, so that only the light beam comes out, or make them visible.

Karman offers designer recessed lamps that will give more value to your space. With the Make Up line, you can give your living room a modern makeover to give a new, innovative look to the idea of the old light bulb.

What is your idea of lighting?

We have seen Karman offer a choice of lamps to illuminate your living room as varied as specific for each style of furniture.

The characteristics that distinguish the Karman collections are precisely the versatility and creativity of the design of each type of product.

All you have to do is evaluate the points in this article and illuminate your living room by expressing your style with unique lamps from the Karman collection.

Plan the lighting design for your living room wisely, and choose from the variety of lamp models that Karman has to offer to give a touch of design to your living room.

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Camilla Rossi


Camilla Rossi



Karman, an Italian company, was founded in 2005 in Fossombrone. The company's world moves itself with simplicity towards an original and personal decorative use of lighting in both private surroundings and public spaces.