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Our Favorite Living Room Floor Lamps

Brighten up your favorite room in the house with these stylish, functional picks.
By Taneasha White
Updated May 20, 2021
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The living room is the heart of the home, which is why finding the best floor lamp for this space is so important. You want this to be a room that your family looks forward to spending time in, and while natural light is always preferable, that's not always enough to illuminate the entire space. Whether you're looking to add warmth and softness to your living room, enhance the space's overall ambience, or bring in extra light for nighttime use, floor lamps are almost always the answer.

As you start shopping for floor lamps, you'll find that they come in a variety of different styles, and the sheer number of options can make finding the right look for your space a challenge. To help, we've selected an array of options for every style of home—whether you want a focal point or a demure addition, something modern or something classic, we've found a living room floor lamp you'll love.

The Best Floor Lamps for Living Rooms

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Lulu and Georgia Lydia Floor Lamp
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Utilitarian

This floor lamp from Lulu and Georgia stands 62 inches tall and is sure to make a modern statement in your living room. With raw, distressed steel and a neutral linen shade, you don't have to worry about the rest of your décor clashing with this piece.

Shop Now: Lulu and Georgia "Lydia" Floor Lamp, $498, luluandgeorgia.com.

Pottery Barn Carter Metal Floor Lamp in Black
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Geometric

With a modern, geometric steel frame and a neutral linen shade, this floor lamp flawlessly merges contemporary and classic style. Choose a brass or bronze finish depending on the rest of your room's décor.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Carter" Metal Floor Lamp in Black, $379, potterybarn.com.

reclaimed railroad tie floor lamp
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Wooden

Complete with reclaimed wood from railroad ties, this lamp is actually made from materials that have gone through half a century of exposure to the elements—that gives it tons of built-in character and style. We love that you can see the weathering in great detail on each leg thanks to the lamps's tripod base.

Shop Now: RH Reclaimed Railroad Tie Floor Lamp, $468, rh.com.

Martha Stewart Carra Floor Lamp
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Traditional

Add instant warmth to your living room with this floor lamp. We love the beautiful, intricate design and that the neutral drum-shaped shade softly filters the light throughout your space. And if you need even more light, you'll be pleased to know this design also comes in a tabletop size.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart "Carra" Floor Lamp, $219, amazon.com.

Crate & Barrel Remi Natural Linen Floor Lamp
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Linen-Covered

If you're not a fan of the exposed metal base that's so common with floor lamps, this is a great option for you. Covered in natural linen, this elegant piece has an angled lamp shade complemented by brass accents. It's the perfect addition to your cozy seating area.

Shop Now: Crate & Barrel "Remi" Natural Linen Floor Lamp, $299, crateandbarrel.com.

West Elm Industrial Outline Floor Lamp
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Interesting Base

Do you have a very specific look in mind? You'll get it with this customizable floor lamp. You can choose between marble, concrete, or walnut as the base of this industrial lamp, which means you'll never have to compromise on what you really want again.

Shop Now: West Elm "Industrial" Outline Floor Lamp, $299, westelm.com.

Jungalow Rattan Floor Lamp
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Rattan

Looking to add a little drama to your living space? This curved lamp, complete with a rattan shade, will absolutely deliver.

Shop Now: Jungalow Rattan Floor Lamp, $525, jungalow.com.

Karen Jai Home Sucre Floor Lamp
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Circular

Resembling the effervescence you get from a glass of bubbly, the light from this lamp's three bulbs will illuminate your space without being run-of-the-mill. Bonus: This brushed brass piece has a tabletop version if you need a little fun in a smaller area.

Shop Now: Karen Jai Home "Sucre" Floor Lamp, $316, karenjaihome.com.

Anthropologie Vivian Floor Lamp
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Unexpected

Anthropologie never disappoints when it comes to unique pieces, and this floor lamp proves no different. While the handcrafted ceramic lamp is sure to be a conversation piece, it isn't just for show. With a long linen shade, it filters light, creating a warm ambiance to any room.

Shop Now: Anthropologie "Vivian" Floor Lamp, $598, anthropologie.com.

Magnolia June Adjustable Floor Lamp
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Gilded

Looking for a classic lamp that can work with a variety of different décor styles? You can't beat this neutral lamp, which goes with just about anything. What's more, you can also change the base's height, so you can use it in different rooms or next to different furniture pieces over the years. 

Shop Now: Magnolia "June" Adjustable Floor Lamp, $188, shop.magnolia.com.

Martha Stewart Hunts Floor Lamp
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Built-in-LED Light

This floor lamp makes a statement without breaking the bank. Plus, it includes a built-in LED light, which means your space will never want for brightness again.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart "Hunts" Floor Lamp, $186.99, wayfair.com.

Versanora Romanza Tripod Floor Lamp with White Shade
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Tripod

Sturdy and chic, this modern version of a reliable tripod floor lamp features a foot-step on switch for easy use.

Shop Now: Versanora "Romanza" Tripod Floor Lamp with White Shade, $120.13, homdepot.com.

Brightech Sphere Floor Lamp
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Smart Lamp

This lightweight floor lamp has a brass-brushed metal pole, enabling quick and easy moves from room to room, and we love the double globe top. It's also compatible with Alexa, Google, and Apple when plugged into a smart outlet. At $90, this might be the definition of bang for your buck.

Shop Now: Brightech Sphere Floor Lamp, $90, brightech.com.