15 Modern Floor Lamps That Prove Great Style Doesn't Come at a Price

Updated 10/10/17
Rikki Snyder ; DESIGN : Tamara Magel

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.

Target Globe Head Floor Lamp LED $40

For a price of just $40, we dare you to find a stylish, affordable floor lamp that's better than this.

Article Leap Black Floor Lamp $99

You can't look past Article for effortless cool (and surprisingly affordable) furniture and décor finds. This lamp is no exception.

Victor Tripod Floor Lamp - White One Size at Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Victor Tripod Floor Lamp $179 $129

You'd never guess this Scandinavian-inspired light is from Urban Outfitters.

Matte Black and Brass 3 Shade Articulating Floor Lamp by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Matte Black and Brass 3 Shade Articulating Floor Lamp $200

Swivel these shades to cast a warm glow on multiple walls and surfaces.

France and Son AJ Floor Lamp $438 $175

France and Son does excellent midcentury-modern reproductions for a fraction of the price of the originals.

Lulu & Georgia Shany Floor Lamp $154

This modern steal is one of Lulu & Georgia's best-kept secrets.

Safavieh Reed 71-Inch H Floor Lamp Black $143

Safavieh's modern Barcelona-inspired floor lamp looks far more expensive than it actually is.

Bower Floor Lamp
West Elm Bower Floor Lamp $399

West Elm's Bower lamp was the perfect finishing touch in my NYC apartment.

Target Geneva Glass Floor Lamp Single Globe $70

Target's highly anticipated décor line Project 62 hits a price and style home run.

Target Hudson Industrial Floor Lamp $80

Complete an industrial-style living room with this Target steal.

Article Barbell Floor Lamp $99

Article's ultra-minimalistic lamp elevates any monochrome interior.

Linear Wood LED Floor Lamp
West Elm Linear Wood LED Floor Lamp $249

Dealing with a cluttered space? West Elm's sleek wood floor lamp won't visually crowd the room.

Inga Adjustable Floor Lamp - Beige One Size at Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Inga Adjustable Floor Lamp $179

Think beyond white and brass—this neutral floor lamp is the ideal alternative.

Culver Brass Floor Lamp - Bronze One Size at Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Culver Brass Floor Lamp $149 $119

Pair this orb-like brass floor lamp with the matching eyeball sconces for double the impact.

Katia Floor Lamp - Gold One Size at Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Katia Floor Lamp $198

Simple yet elegant, this modern floor lamp ticks all the boxes.

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