The floor lamp. Whether you’re using it to round out the classic interior trio (with a lounge chair and side table) or as the sculptural element at your bedside, it’s a simple yet dramatic addition to your home that’s worth investing in – the kind of furnishing you’ll have for a lifetime, available in a plethora of shapes, sizes, colours and materials. We’ve narrowed it down to six stylish, distinctive options.

Muuto Pull Lamp, RRP $705

Designed by Danish company Muuto, the Pull Lamp adds a quiet sophistication to any room. Its Scandinavian influence is clear in the attractive functionality – the height can be adjusted by a simple pull of the partially hidden electrical cord. This piece is available from Living Edge.

Cole Task Floor Lamp, RRP $249

This industrial style lamp is perfect for a study, library or a quiet reading corner. It’s approachable while still adding charm and a sense of eclecticism to the barest of spaces. Available from Pottery Barn in two classic finishes – dark bronze and antique silver.

The Fliegenbein Floor Lamp, RRP $3250

The Grace Kelly of floor lamps, its combination of beauty, form and warmth ensures this piece is well worth its price tag. The pleated fabric shade is a contemporary take on the traditional, bringing a refined softness to your bedroom, lounge or study. Available at Great Dane in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Lens Floor Lamp, RRP $240

With a classic glass shade and slim black stem, this lamp is both approachable and elegant, with a warm glow. The strength of this design can be found in its simplicity, and it will work in and with a range of interior styles and spaces. Pick one up at West Elm.

Las Palmas Floor Lamp, RRP $3500

Closer to sculpture than electrical good, this retro-style lamp feels like it came straight out of Michelle Pfeiffer’s dressing room in Scarface. It may be polarising, but it certainly won’t go unnoticed. Las Palmas is available at The Fontaine Collection.

Gubi Grashoppa Floor Lamp, RRP $1129

An iconic design conceived more than 60 years ago by Swedish architect Greta Grossman, this stylish lamp is available in a range of bold colours and will hold its own no matter the space. Head to Urban Couture to purchase online.