Home / Style Guide / Learn About Lamps & Mirrors Kichler Lamps And Mirrors Portable lamps Form, function and striking design come together Kichler’s on-trend lamp families offer a sculptural statement for every taste and style. With rich finishes, unique shapes and engaging textures, Kichler’s new table lamps, accent lamps and sweeping, adjustable floor lamps create dramatic focal points for stylish and functional illumination. Desk lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, torchieres – these are known as portables because they can be picked up and plugged in wherever there is an electrical outlet. All other lighting is direct-wired into your home. Many rooms will need more light in certain areas than a chandelier or other light fixture can provide. That’s where portables are important. Think of the rooms and areas in your home where you need more light for tasks such as homework, reading in a chair or reading in bed. Portables can provide the needed light for those activities. The bottom of the lampshade should be approximately 42" from the floor’s surface. Desk lamps should be 16" above the work surface and 13" from the front of a desk. Torchieres, used to light dark corners, can be from 66" to 72" from the floor. Mirrors Stylish pieces of home décor that make a big difference. Through the clever placement of mirrors, homeowners can enliven walls, add fresh focal points and brighten up rooms.To complement a wide range of styles, Kichler’s mirrors allow homeowners to choose between a variety of designs and finishes that will energize any room. Through antique finishes, textured frames, interesting shapes and mid-century modern styling, Kichler’s mirrors offer an updated twist to traditional designs or a contemporary accent piece that will really pop.