Task lamps are brilliant for bringing a good punch of light to a localised space. Illuminate your book, or knitting using a dedicated reading lamp will put the light where you need it and not bring lots more light into the room generally. Floor and table versions are available and the LED ones have great lifespan with no need to change a bulb.
Tall floor uplighters and ‘Mother & Child’ lamps really add a great amount of extra light when it needs a boost. Most of these some with an inbuilt dimmer switch so you can have a very bright addition or a subtle accent in your room.
Insider Tip! Use a really small floor lamp uplighter behind a plant to make amazing shapes and theatrical shadows on your wall.