The ultimate must-have floor lamp basic, this blank canvas of a base goes anywhere and with everything. Change the shade, change the look.
Suryo floor lamp base in white, £15, shown with drum shade in cerise, £25 both at Habitat. NB Drum shade colour availability changes seasonally.
Don't worry – it does stand up straight too. This clever tilt design is perfect for reading or for whenever you need to shed just the right light.
Tilt floor lamp in chrome, £59 at made.com. Also available in black.
Another entry from made.com, masters of designer products at high street prices, this classic over-arching shape screams design savvy.
Large bow floor lamp in chrome, £99 at made.com. Also available in black.
There's something very fresh about this sculptural tripod based, topped off by the modern curved walnut shade. The neutral shades make it versatile too.
Walnut shaded floor lamp, £129 at dwell.co.uk
Yes, I know I'm taking a giant leap in budget here, but it costs nothing to look. This two-tone laser cut Plexiglas lamp, inserted into a chrome plated steel base is a thing of beauty. Also usable as a CD holder apparently.
Kundalini Sama floor lamp, £571.42 at nest.co.uk
And to finish things off is this super-classy lamp, designed for Flos by Philippe Starck. With its beautifully metallic bronze plastic shade and subtly ridged texture, it comes into its own when lit (yes, I know – handy for a lamp), as its internal design is revealed.
Flos K Tribe Bronze floor lamp, £635 at John Lewis.