Whether you’re looking to brighten up an unused corner or create a reading nook, the right floor lamp can be an important part of a room’s design. But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. To help you find the best floor lamp for your space, we consulted with 13 interior designers and other home experts. We looked at factors like size, shape, switch type and max wattage to come up with this list of the best.
We also considered the intended function of the floor lamp, which can be general ambient lighting, accent lighting or a combination of both. For example, some lamps have a wide spread of light that illuminates a large area and is perfect for an entryway, while others are narrower and more focused for a reading nook. Then there are lamps that have a dimmer switch, which gives you more control over the level of light. And some have a removable lampshade, which allows you to change out the look of your lamp.
With all of these factors in mind, we’ve compiled this list of the best floor lamps for any style. From modern pharmacy styles to midcentury metal arcs, we’ve included a variety of prices so you can find the perfect lamp for your needs and budget.
This modern floor lamp has a clean line that adds a touch of minimalist sophistication to any space. Its thin frame and square base work well in small rooms, and it comes with shelves that can be used for storage or for displaying decor. Its light is dimmable, which makes it ideal for reading or relaxing. This is a great option for those on a budget, as it is one of the least expensive models on our list.
The slender frame and antique brass finish of this metal floor lamp make it a classic addition to any living room. It’s a more understated look that works well in farmhouse or transitional styles, and the white shade complements it nicely. The only drawback is that it won’t fill an entire room with light, so it might work better as a supplemental fixture.
If you’re looking for a more traditional lamp that works well in farmhouse or rustic decor, this Threshold pick is a good choice. It has a rubberwood (aka durable hardwood) base and an antique brass finish that pairs well with any country or casual style. Its slender legs take up less floor space than some other options, but it may not be tall enough for some people to avoid seeing the bulb when they’re sitting or standing in front of it.
The Dawson Modern Pharmacy floor lamp is a good blend of fashion and functionality. Its curved lines and rice paper shade are on the more delicate side, but it has a sturdy base that can support a heavier lampshade. Plus, its adjustable height lets you localize the light to a specific nook or illuminate a larger area.