At the risk of sounding like a broken record, lighting really is the jewelry of a room. Shiny, sparkly and full of light, a great lamp, sconce, or pendant can really add a unique flair to a space, no matter how simple or minimalistic. But here's the thing: lighting can get really, really expensive. Just take an oversize Noguchi lantern for example, or any piece by Lindsey Adelman. That's not to say that we don't dream of one day owning a piece of iconic lighting, but in reality we don't always have thousands of dollars to spend on a single lighting fixture.
All hope is not lost. Some of our favorite retailers have really stepped up the mark recently to come up with unique inventive lighting fixtures that look much more expensive than they actually are. From West Elm to CB2 or Urban Outfitters, it's now easy to shop for affordable lighting. Don't believe us? We handpicked our favorite lighting under $100 to prove it.
This Kelly Wearstler–esque raw-edge alabaster sconce is hands down the chicest lighting fixture you could buy for $100.
We are obsessed with these small colorful mixed material table lamps from West Elm, also available in champagne and brass.
This collaboration between NewMade LA and Urban Outfitters is exactly what you need to fuel your midcentury obsession without spending a ton of money.
Have you ever even seen a more beautiful sconce under $50? This is a classic that will stay in style for decades to come.
CB2 has released a ton of great affordable sconces recently, but we're especially fond of this minimalist number by Donna Piacenza, available in black or brass.
This Millennial Pink pendant light would look just as good over a kitchen island as it would flanking a bed over a set of nightstands. We love the red cords detailing.
West Elm recently released a collection of fabric geo shade pendants, which are now on sale for $90. Get them while they last.
Modern minimalist design at its best, here's another example of CB2's large array of stylish affordable lighting. At only $60, its price is basically unbeatable.
Looking for a stylish task lamp for your desk that won't cost you an entire paycheck? Try this gold-dipped modern number from Anthropologie.
Last but certainly not least, we have an obsession for these fluted cylinder pendants from West Elm, which would look insanely chic over a kitchen island (as it would flanking a mirror in your entryway).
And now, these six Etsy stores will fuel your lighting obsession.