Interior designers recommend a variety of lighting options in each room, allowing for as many lighting choices as possible. Here's a selection, from task lights to modernist chandeliers. --LARA EWEN, Special to Newsday
Make a bold statement that can adjust to a wide variety of decorating situations with this Regolit Floor Arc Lamp ($49.99). The light is on an adjustable bow, so the entire structure can be raised or lowered to work over a couch, a coffee table or a reading chair. At Ikea, 1100 Broadway Mall, Hicksville, 516-681-4532 and ikea.com.
The Europa 8 Bulb Bronze Multi Light Pendant ($210.96) features eight adjustable lights that are mounted to the center fixture like a regular chandelier, but can be hung at any length using the included standoff mounts. This allows the cords to swing from the ceiling at whatever height, length and angle. At lampsplus.com.
The Axis 24-inch lamp by Ayre ($429) mounts vertically or horizontally and is designed for bathrooms, corridors and closets. It is ideal for mounting in pairs, and the fixture requires one 24-watt fluorescent T5HO Bipin bulb (giving off the same light as a 100-watt bulb). At Davis & Warshow, 222 Rte. 109, Farmingdale, and 75 Garden St., Westbury; dwny.com.
Vintage industrial style brings charm and utility to the standard reading lamp. This steel French Factory Boom Floor Lamp ($1,295) is supported by a floor-to-ceiling tension mount, and adjusts from 41 inches to 92 inches high with a simple cord and pulley. The lamp takes on 60-watt equivalent bulb. At rh.com