The 10 Best Floor Lamps for Your Home

In this room by interior designer Emily Henderson, a classic Eames lounger is complemented by an industrial task light.

A good looking floor lamp is one of the simplest ways to add some sculptural interest to any space while also providing practical illumination and a hearty dose of ambiance. Anchoring a living room corner or dutifully brightening up your favorite reading spot, they're a legitimate essential for any home. But they can also add a nice shot of sophistication to your interior style as well.

When buying a floor lamp, you want to strike the right balance between price, build quality and a design that won't look out of date in a few years. What's more, you'll never know where you'll find them. Design stores are always a safe bet, but there are plenty of handsome options at your local Target. And one of the coolest and sturdiest lamps we found was at Ikea—but damn if it doesn't look sophisticated enough for any grown man's place.

The Best Picks

The Best Picks

West Elm Petite Shade Angled Lamp

Petite shade angled lamp,
$199 / $139 by West Elm

Regency Hill Aged Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp

A classic piece with vintage looks, without the steep one-of-a-kind price

Aged brass pharmacy floor lamp,
$99.99 by Regency Hill

CB2 Warner Mable Brass Lamp

Warner marble bass lamp,
$279 by CB2

Wade Logan Arched Phoebe Lamp

Short on space?
This can tuck behind furniture.

Arched Phoebe lamp,
$446.88 / $190.99 by Wade Logan

Arched Phoebe lamp,
$446.88 / $190.99 by Wade Logan

Rejuvenation Bruno Double-Arm Lamp

Bruno double-arm lamp,
$399 / $319 by Rejuvenation

Rivet Walnut Tripod Lamp

Midcentury vibes, complete with handy tabletop storage

Walnut tripod lamp,
$279 by Rivet

Ikea Ranarp Reading Lamp

Ranarp reading lamp,
$49.99 by Ikea

Threshold Shiloh Ebonized Spool Lamp

Shiloh ebonized spool lamp,
$56.99 by Threshold

Lite Source Rubbed Bronze Task Lamp

Rubbed bronze task lamp,
$203 by Lite Source

Schoolhouse Anodized Donna Lamp

Anodized Donna lamp,
$699 by Schoolhouse

Philips Soft White LED Lightbulbs

A Better Bulb

Look for an LED bulb with a warm tone. It casts the ideal light and will last you ten years. Our choice? Philips soft white.

$12.00 for a four-pack, at Amazon