Friday, April 22, 2011

Affordable Floor Lamps

Why are attractive and affordable floor lamps so hard to find?  I have been searching for a floor lamp for our family room FOREVER.  Granted, I haven't really made it a priority, but I am never impressed with what I find and then when I find something I like, I can't afford it.  Well, I finally spent a good hour just searching for floor lamps and I surprised myself.  I found some good options:

First, let's pretend money isn't an option.  If that were the case, I would be all over this beauty:

But, we just came back from vacation and it's back to reality.  Of course, with affordable options there is always a little elbow grease involved.  So here is this close option from CSN for $74.  I would get a can of Rustoleum's Metallic spray paint in brass to paint it and would replace it with a drum shade.

I like this option below, also from CSN, for about $88.  I like how it already has a drum shade and the height is 60".

I really like the minamalist look of this next lamp.  Straight and simple lines for $134 and the height is 62"!

Lastly, I like this lamp by Robert Abbey, it's the most expensive of the bunch, but the brand name is good and the height is substantial at 64".  It runs $266.

So, now I just have to bite the bullet and choose one.  Any favorites?  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!  I plan on getting some home projects done (weather permitting)!!!


  1. Have you thought of thrifting, Fran? I've seen some pretty great brass floor lamps out there which often only need a new shade...

    If that's not an option, my favorite is minimalist lamp. I have an vintage one like that with a swing arm, and it's great to be able to adjust the light right where you need it for reading and the like. With the others, you'd need to pick up and move the entire lamp.

  2. This is a timely post, I've just started the hunt for floor lamps for my great room, these are all good looking and affordable.

  3. My pick would be no. 3, with a little paint, great choices. I've been on the hunt for a while too.

    xo, Tessa

  4. Z Gallerie has one a tiny bit like the first one.

    They all look good to me.

  5. I so agree, Fran. I can very rarely find floor lamps I like, but you managed to find some that won't completely break the bank. I think my fave is the $88 one from CSN. Let us know what you choose!

  6. I like the last, have you chosen yet?