Fifteen swoon-worthy floor lamps, you’ll want to design your entire room around. 

Lighting is usually an afterthought in interior design. People start with the basics - rug, sofa, cocktail table - pieces you think have the most significant visual impact, but when you stand back, the room is still missing something. That’s where lighting comes in - intentional lighting in just the right places, elevates the look and feel of your space.

Experts believe that illumination effects how you perceive (and feel about) your home. Bad lighting creates harsh shadows and makes even the largest of rooms feel small. In contrast, great light helps the eye travel around the space and highlights its best features, making the room feel spacious.

Lighting needs to be the focal point of your interior design plan. And the hardworking floor lamp is your most significant asset. Floor lamps illuminate hard-to-reach areas and ooze visual interest.

We polled our team for their (and our customers) top floor lamp picks. Here are their fifteen favorites:

Anderson Floor Lamp (Adesso Home)

The deceptively simple Anderson Floor Lamp from Adesso Home marries smart design with subtle natural details (black marble base), for a timeless solution. Three brushed steel poles extend through an elegant white fabric shade to create an appealing silhouette. It’s the perfect starting point for a sophisticated and minimalist interior.

Newton LED Torchiere (Adesso Home)

The Newton LED Torchiere floor lamp from Adesso Home is a sleek, mid-century inspired piece that pairs classic antique brass with a smart contemporary silhouette. A 24 Watt LED shines 2,700 lumens of bright, ambient light through a frosted glass shade to illuminate the entire room.

Industrial Elements Collection LED Floor Lamp (Elk Home)

Add a touch of Scandinavian Modern design to your living room with the matte black Industrial Elements LED floor lamp from Elk Home. The over-sized arc floor lamp includes an easily replaceable LED bulb that provides up to 800 Lumens (60-watt equivalent). We love the raw industrial vibe with a touch of edginess.

The Monette Collection One Light Floor Lamp (Uttermost)

The one light floor lamp from Uttermost’s Monette collection features a clear acrylic cylinder punctuated by nickel-plated details and thick crystal accents. The off-white and slightly stubby texture of the linen fabric shade is the subtle hint of elegance that transforms a room.

Broome Collection Arc Lamp (Adesso Home)

Increase the overhead light in your living or dining area with Adesso Home’s Broome collection arc floor lamp. The lamps’ architectural silhouette is brilliant for modern industrial settings and features a unique rough matte black finish and a warm and textured beige linen fabric shade.

Task Portable Collection – Chiseled Nickel LED Floor Lamp (George Kovacs) 

The Task Portable collection LED Floor Lamp from the lighting experts at George Kovacs, is an elegant and minimalist solution for contemporary interiors. Featuring a chiseled nickel finish that is complemented by a metal shade and white acrylic diffuser, the piece is the perfect task or reading lamp for your beautiful modernist home.

Bronx Floor Lamp (Adesso Home)

A stunning veneered cherry shade is the eye-catching feature of the Bronx collection floor lamp from Adesso Home. The drum-shaped shade is highlighted with a creamy wood grain texture when lit. The warmth of this softly diffused ambient light provides an exciting contrast to three dark black oak legs, and a decorative black and white fabric covered cord hang neatly from its socket, adding to the modern aesthetic.

Adrian Collection Floor Lamp (Uttermost)

Sleek and refined, the Adrian floor lamp from Uttermost is constructed of forged steel and finished in aged gunmetal with a round white linen fabric shade. We love the contrast of shape and texture in this elegant floor lamp from the experts at Uttermost.

Capri Collection Floor Lamp (Generation Lighting)

The Capri collection two-light floor lamp from Generation Lighting offers a sophisticated look that works with virtually any style of interior design and features a slim body set into a round base that is topped with a tapered white linen shade. The aged iron finish will develop a rich patina over time.

Ivor Floor Lamp (Uttermost)

The Ivor collection floor lamp from Uttermost adds a unique textural quality to your living space with its tapered cast iron base and textured raw steel finish. We particularly love the round hardback drum shade in light beige with natural slubbing.

White Crane Floor Lamp (Elk Home)

Lighting is essential, but can it be principal? Ideal for adding balance to lofty spaces or as a focal point in smaller rooms, the White Crane floor lamp from Elk Home reaches beyond “designer light source,” using generous scale and dynamic shape to become a building block in your living room interior design. The lamp features beautifully contoured satin nickel metalwork and a chic white marble base.

Penny Floor Lamp (Generation Lighting, in partnership with Ellen DeGeneres)

Inspired by lighting in Ellen DeGeneres’s home, the Penny collection floor lamp features a timeless and mid-century-styled tripod base, with elongated legs and a white linen fabric shade that floats elegantly at the top. If it’s good enough for Ellen, it’s good enough for us!

Vera Floor Lamp (Adesso Home)

The Vera collection LED floor lamp from Adesso Home is a striking mix of industrial and elegant design, and is comprised of antique brass and white marble. 500 lumens of intense, energy-efficient dimmable LED task lighting is combined with an adjustable shade and arm for the perfect marriage of form and function. Vera’s full-spectrum LED light emulates natural daylight to ease the strain on your eyes.

Chiseled Nickel LED Floor Lamp (George Kovacs)

The chiseled nickel LED floor lamp from George Kovacs features contemporary styling and superior functionality, making it the perfect reading lamp for modern homes.

Layla Floor Lamp (Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting)

Featuring aged brass with black accents and fabricated from metal and concrete, the Layla floor lamp is an exercise in contrasts. We love this uniquely textured industrial modern floor lamp in loft-style interiors and ultra-contemporary homes.

Kingston Floor Lamp (Adesso Home)

A stunning mix of materials, the Kingston collection floor lamp from Adesso Home adds bohemian flair to any room. A black rattan disc houses a globe-shaped vintage-style bulb (included) for a textural and funky vibe. Walnut legs provide a sturdy foundation, and the black fabric covered cord, while visible, hangs neatly from the socket.

If you have questions about the floor lamps featured in this blog (or any others), get in touch or come see us in person!