Updated May 07, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Floor Lamps

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This wiki has been updated 19 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best floor lamp on Amazon.

10. Ashley Furniture Signature Design Oakleigh

9. Kenroy Home 32240ORB

8. Franklin Iron Works Libby Vintage

7. OttLite Easy View

6. Brightech Sparq Arc

5. LEPower Tripod

4. Milton Green Stars SH Lighting 6938

3. Nova of California 4212BZ

2. Brightech Maxwell

1. Amora Lighting Tiffany Style Tulip

Special Honors

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

Editor's Notes

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.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on May 07, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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