The 9 Best Floor Lamps
This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in June of 2015. When there is a shortage of ceiling fixtures and tabletop lights won't do the trick, a good floor lamp can help illuminate a space that's too dark, as well as provide an accent piece that elevates a room. We gathered a variety of models, ranging from retro to industrial to rustic, that should make it easier to see the tiny print on your page, notice the details in your crafts, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 15, 2021:
As you might imagine, there haven't been many recent advancements in floor lamp design. There are functional models like the Brightech Maxwell that have plenty of shelves for storing knickknacks, and other extremely useful options like the OttLite Easy View, which has a connected magnifier for the most intricate tasks. The Brightech Sparq Arc is a particularly novel design that can throw relatively diffuse light across a whole room without taking up much space and the Franklin Iron Works Libby Vintage provides an almost steampunk aesthetic. The only change made recently was the removal of an out-of-production model from Ashley Furniture.
May 04, 2020:
The types of activities you do in a room, as well as the general aesthetic of the space, will greatly dictate which floor lamp is best for you. For that reason, we aimed to collect a diverse selection of models that can be useful in several settings.
If you are looking for something that can emit a warm glow and create some ambiance, the Brightech Maxwell is a smart pick as, contrary to what its name suggests, it doesn't get too bright, and allows you to display decorative items on its shelves. The Nova of California 4212BZ can also make a room feely cozy with its mica shade that creates the illusion of a softly burning fire, and its built-in dimmer that allows you to customize the brightness.
Those needing to illuminate a reading or crafts corner might like the OttLite Easy View, with its adjustable neck and mirror to help you get a better look at your task, or the Ashley Furniture Signature Design Oakleigh, which works nicely in a reading nook. Either of these would be a smart addition to a desk area where you need to review work or documents, as would the Brightech Sparq Arc, since you can position the light right over the table thanks to its long, arching design.
If you'd like a lamp that serves as an attractive decorative piece, even when it isn't lighting up a room, the Franklin Iron Works Libby Vintage, with its three globes set at different heights, or the Amora Lighting Tiffany Style Tulip, with its stained glass shade, are nice choices.
Danish Design Store Gravity Floor Lamp - Hunker Home Edition As its name hints at, the Gravity Floor Lamp Hunker Home Edition is designed to create a grounding aesthetic with its heavy-duty blackened steel base. Conversely, the top is meant to look light and airy, with its shade that's available in either white or canvas. It has a convenient pull-chain switch, stands at just over 66 inches tall, and has a conveniently long cord. danishdesignstore.com
Room & Board Cedric Floor Lamp Designed to imitate Japanese lanterns, this lamp has a long tubular shape made to shine light from nearly the ceiling to the floor. It is available in three heights to fit into several settings, and its fabric shade acts as a good diffuser, creating a calming ambiance. roomandboard.com