Lighting can make or break a room. The good kind—accent fixtures—sets the mood for romantic weeknight dinners, dims ultra-low for Netflix marathons, and makes it easy to read in bed. To add a ceiling light or wall sconce, you likely have to hire an electrician. For a table lamp, you need an empty surface, such as a nightstand. But a floor lamp? All it requires is a square foot of floor space—which most of us have.
Even better, it can illuminate any nook or cranny: where you read, where you work—even a dark hallway. If an area of your home could use a little sparkle, these nine affordable options (plus a few splurges) might just fit the bill.
From a $55 woven bamboo sculptural piece to our greatest Etsy find of late, these are proof that under-$100 floor lamps don’t have to be cookie-cutter.
Give a corner a whimsical greenhouse look with a green tulip lamp, or light up your room from below with a futuristic terracotta orb.
Go beyond the typical linear base and drum shade and test out fun shapes, like stacked rings and triangles.
Whether you’re splurging on a leafy number or a navy glazed blob, these four artful lamps are worth the extra dollars.
The spark is lit.