A floor lamp refers to a lighting fixture fixed to the top of a stand, which is stabilized by a heavy base which rests on the floor. Floor lamps are available in a large number of types and configurations, providing maximum variety in decorating style.
A torchiere is a type of floor lamp which has an upturned shade, casting light onto the ceiling of a room. The light reflects off the ceiling and effectively lights the entire room. A torchiere uses either fluorescent or halogen light bulbs.