Interior designers call lighting the jewelry of home décor for good reason: No room is complete without it. A statement lamp has the power to add instant personality and ambience to any space and can even make a cramped room feel bigger. When decorating my tiny living room with Decorist celebrity designer Jeremiah Brent, one of the best lessons I learned was that a carefully placed light has the power to visually trick the eye and create the illusion of space.
It's instant: Just position lighting against the room extremities to lead the eye. A strategically placed floor lamp in the corner and sconces lined up behind the sofa worked wonders in my apartment. Fake a larger space, create ambience, or simply imbue your room with new personality with our picks for the best modern floor lamps. The clincher: They're all under $300. We'll see you at the checkout.
For a price of just $40, we dare you to find a stylish, affordable floor lamp that's better than this.
You can't look past Article for effortless cool (and surprisingly affordable) furniture and décor finds. This lamp is no exception.
You'd never guess this Scandinavian-inspired light is from Urban Outfitters.
Swivel these shades to cast a warm glow on multiple walls and surfaces.
France and Son does excellent midcentury-modern reproductions for a fraction of the price of the originals.
This modern steal is one of Lulu & Georgia's best-kept secrets.
Safavieh's modern Barcelona-inspired floor lamp looks far more expensive than it actually is.
West Elm's Bower lamp was the perfect finishing touch in my NYC apartment.
Target's highly anticipated décor line Project 62 hits a price and style home run.
Complete an industrial-style living room with this Target steal.
Article's ultra-minimalistic lamp elevates any monochrome interior.
Dealing with a cluttered space? West Elm's sleek wood floor lamp won't visually crowd the room.
Think beyond white and brass—this neutral floor lamp is the ideal alternative.
Pair this orb-like brass floor lamp with the matching eyeball sconces for double the impact.
Simple yet elegant, this modern floor lamp ticks all the boxes.