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The 8 best places to buy floor lamps in 2021


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A great floor lamp provides strong lighting and adds a decorative element to any space.
We spoke with two experts on how to use lighting to set a mood (and even make you look more attractive).
We recommend these eight retailers for their durable, stylish, and high-quality floor lamp options.

When decorating your space, lighting is likely low on your list of priorities; however good lighting can set a mood, accentuate small nooks, corners, or furniture, and even make you look more attractive. We spoke with Staci Ruiz, a lighting designer with more than 30 years of experience, whose designs can be found in apartments throughout Manhattan, and interior designer Whitney Jones of Whitney J Decor, to learn more about using lighting to create intimate spaces, common lighting mistakes to avoid, and the best retailers to shop with for floor lamps.

Floor lamps, “give off a layer of lower level lighting that compliments people's appearances, and allow you to control the glow of a room.” said Ruiz. “Overhead lighting can sometimes be harsh and garish. By turning off those lights and using a floor lamp instead, you create a very intimate feel.”

Jones also said floor lamps, when used in conjunction with other types of lighting, can add dimension to any room. She recommends using floor lamps to layer lighting, so you have options for all times of day and all sorts of tasks.

There are a ton of lighting design options out there. We used suggestions from Ruiz and Jones to curate a selection of floor lamp retailers that offer options with a balance of good performance and style.

Updated on 3/29/2021: We've reformatted this guide to better account for personal style and preference. We consulted with a lighting designer and an interior designer to learn more about lighting spaces and using floor lamps to their fullest potential. We've also added information about how to pick a good floor lamp and lighting tips from designers, which can be found at the end of this guide.

Here are the best places to buy floor lamps in 2021

Brightech

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Brightech is committed to selling unique lighting options without the high markup, and offers customers a generous 5-year warranty on all products.

Typical price range: $60 to $170Shipping costs: Free ground shipping within the contiguous USExperiencing shipping delays: NoIn-store pickup: NoReturn policy: 30 days Warranty: 5 years if purchased on Brightech’s site, 3 years if purchased with another retailerSpecial features: Extended warranty, affordable pricing

Brightech uses the same manufacturers as other high-priced brands, but offers affordable pricing due to its direct-to-consumer business model. The retailer currently only sells its products online, but offers free shipping within the US. Many of the lamps are priced under $100, making it a great option for budget-conscious shoppers. 

Aside from the modern designs, Brightech’s lamps stand out in a number of other ways. First, all of Brightech’s lamps are LED-powered and don’t require you to purchase additional lightbulbs. Second, the retailer offers a generous 5 year warranty on all of the lamps purchased on its website (3 years if purchased from other sites), which is almost unheard of in the lighting industry. If you’re looking for inexpensive, modern lamps that will last you many years, Brightech is a great choice.

What to buy:

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AllModern

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AllModern provides smartly designed homewares and furniture at a fraction of the price of other retailers, which is great for those who love the modern aesthetic but hate the price tag.

Typical price range: $80 to $700Shipping costs: Flat fee of $4.99 for orders under $35, free shipping on orders over $35Experiencing shipping delays: NoIn-store pickup: NoReturn policy: 30 daysWarranty: Replacement of defective or damaged items within 30 days of purchaseSpecial features: Protection plans available for purchase

AllModern, an online-only brand created by major retailer Wayfair, specializes in selling modern furniture, and offers floor lamps in a variety of styles. In its collection of more than 100 floor lamp designs you can find minimalist, mid-century, and Scandanavian-inspired pieces. 

Customers can peruse the site using filters for lamp type, finish, style, number of lights, and more. The retailer also offers customer service and shopping assistance until midnight EST daily. Like other Wayfair-owned brands, AllModern frequently has sales across its extensive product selection.

What to buy:

Johanna 60″ Floor Lamp (medium)Keyes 60″ Tripod Floor Lamp (medium)Montes 73.5″ Arched Floor Lamp (medium)Bejou 60″ Tray Table Floor Lamp (medium)
Amazon

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Amazon, a go-to for home shopping needs, offers more than 100,000 floor lamps to choose from.

Typical price range: $100 to $400Shipping costs: Free 2-day shipping with Prime membership, otherwise varies by product and delivery timeExperiencing shipping delays: NoIn-store pickup: NoReturn policy: 30 daysWarranty: Varies by product, reach out to customer service if you experience any issuesSpecial features: Fast shipping, large product selection

Many of us already shop Amazon for home necessities and other random finds, so it’s no secret that the retailer also offers a large selection of affordable floor lamps. You can find hundreds of thousands of floor lamp options on Amazon, to fit every decor style and budget. 

The options and browsing experience can be overwhelming, making it hard to narrow down to just one, but with some persistence you can find some great floor lamps. Amazon is also a good place to shop some of our other favorite lighting brands (such as Brightech) and still take advantage of Prime two-day shipping.

A word of caution: many items are sold by third-party sellers on Amazon, and we’ve found they can vary in quality and reliability. We recommend looking for products shipped and sold by Amazon or familiar brands.

What to buy:

LED Floor Lamp (medium)Saturn LED Tree Floor Lamp (medium)Industrial Floor Lamp (medium)Floor Lamp (medium)
Ikea

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Consumer favorite retailer Ikea offers affordable floor lamp options that fit into a multitude of spaces.

Typical price range: $10 to $200Shipping costs: Contingent on weight and price of item purchasedExperiencing shipping delays: Yes In-store pickup: YesReturn policy: 180 days for opened products, 365 days for unopened productsWarranty:Limited, depending on productSpecial features: Extended return policy, can book TaskRabbit assembly directly on site

While many of us head to Ikea for furniture and storage solutions, the retailer also offers a wide selection of floor lamps, all at low prices with products available for purchase both online and in store. A great perk of shopping with Ikea is its many locations, making it easy to go in store to touch and test all lamps in person, so you get a good idea of a lamp’s full potential. The designs range in style from simple and utilitarian to unique and highly decorative.

While Ikea does offer shipping, most customers will find the in-store shopping experience better. Without adding items to your online cart, you can’t tell if a product is available for shipping to your location. Ikea is also currently experiencing extended shipping times due to the pandemic. You’ll get the best experience if you shop in stores.

What to buy:

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CB2

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CB2 offers a unique fusion of style and utility throughout its floor lamp designs, which include a mix of modern and traditional options.

Typical price range: $150 to $700Shipping costs: Contingent on weight and price of item purchasedExperiencing shipping delays: Yes In-store pickup: YesReturn policy: 30 days for furniture, 90 days for non-furniture itemsWarranty: Varies by product, reach out to customer service if you experience any issuesSpecial features: Scheduled delivery, home delivery assembly, free design consultations

If you favor a modern home aesthetic, CB2 offers a wide variety of floor lamps, and sells some of Jones’ favorite lighting options. While the retailer only has 20 physical locations, its modern products are available for purchase online. 

At CB2 you can typically find a mix of unique, statement lamps as well as classic shaded lamps. The retailer also offers several free interior services including design consultations and the ability to ask its design specialists quick questions about your space. You can also view how certain items will look in your space with its AR feature.

The retailer is currently experiencing some shipping delays due to the pandemic, so we recommend closely reading the estimated shipping date of each product before purchasing.

What to buy:

John Metallic Bronze Floor Lamp (medium)Belini Ivory Floor Lamp (medium)Pavo Champagne Brass Double Floor Lamp (medium)Lithe Floor Lamp (medium)
Lumens

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Lumens offers products from hundreds of exclusive, small retailers, making it a great option for those looking for one-of-a-kind floor lamps.

Typical price range: $100 to $1,200Shipping costs: $9.99 on orders less than $75, free shipping on orders over $75 within the contiguous US Experiencing shipping delays: NoIn-store pickup: NoReturn policy: 30 days on most itemsWarranty: Varies by manufacturer, reach out to customer service if you experience any issuesSpecial features: Free lighting design services, offers more than 30,000 lighting designs

Lumens allows customers to sort through numerous floor lamp options by style, intended use, and price. It also offers downloadable lighting planners to make it easier to design the lighting in each room in your home, as well as in-depth articles on lighting topics such as choosing a floor lamp, layering lighting, and more. 

Lumens sells one of Ruiz’s favorite lamps, which is Stickbulb’s 6 Foot Floor Lamp. Ruiz said this lamp and similar designs are great examples of floor lighting that is both “sculptural and artistic.” She also highly recommends the Santa and Cole Tripode G5 Floor Lamp as another option that blends form and function. While there are thousands of lamp designs to sort through at Lumens, our experts told us that you can find some real gems from small designers unavailable at other retailers.

What to buy:

Stickbulb 6 Foot Torch LED Floor Lamp (medium)Tripode G5 Floor Lamp (medium)Adesso Lighting Bowery Arc Floor Lamp (medium)Elk Lighting Virtuoso Floor Lamp (medium)
The Home Depot

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While The Home Depot may be known primarily for its large selection of hardware products, you can also find plenty of stylish floor lamps at affordable prices when shopping with the retailer.

Typical price range: $25 to $200Shipping costs: Free on most orders over $45Experiencing shipping delays: NoIn-store pickup: YesReturn policy: 90 days Warranty: Covered by individual manufacturers, reach out to customer service if you experience any issuesSpecial features: Scheduled delivery

The Home Depot is best known for selling home improvement supplies, but it’s a great place to shop for affordable, nicely designed floor lamps. You’ll find a moderate selection in stores, but a much wider variety of floor lamps online. The selection includes options that are both unique and classic, for spaces large and small. Many of the floor lamps sold at The Home Depot can be found at other retailers for two to three times the price. 

The biggest benefit to shopping at The Home Depot is that you can shop online and pick up or return products at the store. With more than 2,000 physical locations throughout the US, The Home Depot is a particularly great option for those who want the ability to shop in store, but aren’t near some of the other smaller retailers on our list.

What to buy:

Cairo Chrome Integrated LED Floor Lamp (medium)Black Etagere Floor Lamp with 3 Wood Storage Shelves and Linen Shade (medium)61-1/2 in. Matte White and Brass 2-Bulb Floor Lamp (medium)Trio 68 in. Steel Floor Lamp (medium)
West Elm

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From focused task lighting to adjustable floor lamps, West Elm offers options for every home and decor style.

Typical price range: $200 to $400Shipping costs: Contingent on weight and price of item purchasedExperiencing shipping delays: YesIn-store pickup: YesReturn policy: 30 days for most itemsWarranty: Varies by product, reach out to customer service if you experience any issuesSpecial features: Free design consultations, AR room planner 

West Elm, best known for its stylish furniture and homewares, also offers an extensive range of smartly designed floor lamps. The retailer has over 100 stores around the country, so you can see the lamps in person before you buy. 

The designs always follow modern trends and currently skew toward the mid-century aesthetic, which is a popular but classic style. If you like to stay up-to-date with whatever is current in design, West Elm is a great place to shop. 

The retailer is currently experiencing some shipping delays due to the pandemic, so we recommend closely reading the estimated shipping date of each product before purchasing.

What to buy:

Telescoping Adjustable Floor Lamp (medium)Walnut LED Task Floor Lamp (medium)Staggered Glass Floor Lamp (medium)Hayes Floor Lamp (medium)
Lighting tips from designers

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Using lighting to set a mood

Setting a mood with lighting starts with determining how you intend to use the room.

Floor lamps provide a layer of lower-level light that compliments people’s appearances by providing a soft glow that harsh overhead lighting can sometimes wash out. When it comes to relaxation and hosting intimate social gatherings, floor lamps are your best choice for inviting lighting. 

“Different shades, bulbs, temperatures, and wattage will change how much light the floor lamp gives off,” said Jones, so it’s important to consider the practicality of your lamp — you’ll want to choose factors like a lighter shade or brighter bulb for a reading light in a home office, but may opt for a warmer tone and a colored shade for conversation lighting in a living room.

Designers told us the best way to light any space is to layer multiple forms of lighting within the room. This includes overhead lighting, recess lighting, and task lamps such as floor lamps. With this combination of lighting, you can control the mood of a room based on your changing lighting needs.

Common lighting mistakes most people make in their homes

Perfecting the lighting in your home can be a difficult task, especially with all of the factors of lighting design, which include everything from color temperature to lumen output. Ruiz recommends that anyone who is doing a major lighting design in their home and has the budget to consider hiring a designer, as about 30% of her work is correcting mistakes made by homeowners. 

Jones said that too often she sees clients focus solely on the aesthetic of the lamp itself instead of their space’s lighting needs or how the lamp fits in the scale of the room. She recommends consumers be deliberate about finding a lamp that balances aesthetics with functionality and fits proportionally with other elements of the room —  lamps that are too big or too small will look awkward next to your furniture. 

Overall, experts told us that putting care and consideration into your floor lamp purchase will save you money, time, and frustration in the long run.

Placing floor lamps

Floor lamp placement is very dependent on your specific space and what you are looking to illuminate. If you’re looking to light a small nook or seating area, it’s best to place your lamp close to furniture. However, if you’re looking to light an entire room, you’ll want to place the lamp in a central area where it can fill the room with light. It’s best to pay attention to your space’s lighting needs and be realistic about where the lamp can be most useful.

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