It may not be the first place you think of when you're shopping for lighting, but don't neglect handmade marketplace Etsy. Here, you'll find plenty of independent shops selling beautiful, modern lighting at reasonable prices, often for less than you'd pay at a traditional retailer. Here are six of our favorite storefronts (with 21 gorgeous lighting finds!).
Beautiful, minimal designs, some with a little color (like the pink sconce pictured above) or luxurious touches like copper and marble accents. Prices range from $99 (for a simple wall sconce) to $499 (for this adjustable double sconce that's sure to be the first thing you notice when you walk in the room).
Besides lighting, this shop also sells fabric-covered wire, in a multitude of colors and patterns, for making your own lighting. Prices range from around $20 (for a simple light bulb pendant hanging from a bracket) to around $500 (for a rather impressive bubble chandelier).
Lighting Alchemy sells elegant, modern lighting, including a few designs that are not quite like anything you'll see elsewhere. Prices range from around $20 (for a cord for making your own pendant lights) to around $250 (for a beautiful walnut hanging lamp).
Pretty, modern designs, many with exposed bulbs or wood accents. Prices range from $69 (for an industrial-style desk lamp) to $429 (for a desk lamp with a beautiful turned wood base).
Modern lighting with a bit of an industrial feel. Prices range from $105 (for a simple pendant light) to $375 (for a telescoping brass floor lamp).
As the name would imply, these lamps often incorporate vintage-style elements, blending past and present in beautiful and unexpected ways. Prices range from $49 (for an industrial-style hanging pendant) to $428 (for a six-arm chandelier).