The 15 Best Floor Lamps to Shop 2023

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The 15 Best Floor Lamps to Shop 2023

Lighting changes the dynamic of every room. You know, like how bad dressing room fluorescent lighting is, or how you can't see anything inside of a fancy restaurant, because they simply are too fancy for lights? Like that. At home, though, there is a whole bunch of lighting options that span the range between stark black cave and the blinding lights of hell.

Here, we rounded up 16 of the best floor lamps that give you some nice light without overwhelming the space. Some are function first—cheap, narrow, and easy to use. But you can level up your choices, too, with ones that have smart capabilities (like hooking up to an app, where you can then control said light) and others that pack a whole design punch.

Whether you're shopping for your living room, bedroom, or home office space, each of these is happy to take over and brighten up a spare corner. It takes pressure off of harsh overhead lights, and it's an easy room upgrade you can make in any space—rented or owned—without starting from scratch.

This natural weave floor lamp is great for spaces that call for soft, indirect light. Maybe somewhere you gather to watch TV or an extra vibey office space. It's 12 inches in diameter and 47.5 inches high, making it great for a lonely corner.

Some smaller spaces call for function first, and a floor lamp with a built-in table is ideal for the job. Keep this in your office or next to your bed, where you always want to have water and a book (and or your phone) within reach.

Sometimes you just need something cool, and this Burrow lamp is cool. Keep it for a little reading nook, should you have or aspire to have one. It's 11.75 inches in diameter, 60 inches high, and uses an LED standard A19 socket bulb.

For a mid-century modern aesthetic, this tripod floor lamp is a cool addition to your space. The base is metal and wood with a sheer black shade that softens the light as it comes through. It's a standard plug-in lamp and requires a 150W E26 medium bulb.

Article's straightforward gunmetal floor lamp is industrial and cool. It takes up minimal space and is compatible with all types of LED lights and home decor styles.

For pretty much any simple, high-quality homewares, Hay is at the top of our list. The Danish-inspired brand oozes efficiency and minimalism, especially in this small but mighty floor lamp. You can rotate the light 360 degrees, and, depending on where it's facing, can make for more direct or more ambient lighting.

If you're looking to make yourself a smart house, start introducing Philips Hue lights into your rooms. Or just buy a whole pack, which you can do with this gradient floor lamp. It pairs to an app, where it can be controlled there or with your voice. The light is a blend of white and color and makes for a cozy glow above all else.

West Elm's overarching floor lamp is perfectly dramatic. It's a cool addition to a space that has the room for it. The full brass coloring—including a metal shade—keeps the bold shape still feel uncomplicated. Pair it with a 7W LED bulb, 60W incandescent bulb, or a smart bulb.

You can be frugal or you can be extra. And this Flos spun floor lamp is extra. It's pricey but it also looks pricey. Sebastian Wrong, a sculptor and designer, made the piece with extra attention to design detail. It's taller than your standard floor lamp at 69 inches high, and it's made with machined aluminum construction.

CB2's leather and brass floor lamp is understated but expertly cool. Keep it for a neutrally colored room, or anywhere that you don't want a bold lamp dominating the space.

Some floor lamps are essentially pieces of art you can use, and this is one of them. The brass lamp is handmade in Morocco, and each lamp is made to order. It's pricey, but it's a special piece. Pair it with an LED bulb for optimal lighting.

For a floor lamp that has a little personality but doesn't feel like too much of a commitment, this brass-and-globe combo is an easy choice. It leans slightly mid-century modern, but without a ton of commitment. And at $70, it is financially friendly, too.

We forgive you for assuming that all task lights belong on a desk. Allow us to show you the minimal beauty that is a floor task lamp, with a light that you can adjust to see whatever you're looking at more clearly. The crane shape is giving architectural mockups, so we assume that's what you'll be using the light to look at.

Even better than extra light that isn't blinding and overhead is extra lighting with a drink table attached. Never try to balance the remote and or your coffee on the couch arm again.

For lighting that can be both direct and indirect, this floor lamp has three bulbs you can adjust to your choosing. The gold brushed metal works in a ton of spaces but this is especially good for a family room or any space where different people might have different light preferences.

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