15 of the Best Places to Buy Lighting Online

updated Feb 5, 2024
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If you’ve ever rented or bought a house, you know that lighting can make or break an entire space. Essentially the “jewelry” of a room, the best light fixtures can instantly pull together a design scheme, add a much-needed focal point to a room, and — of course — illuminate the rest of the stunning finishes in your space. Likewise, dingy overhead lighting (fluorescent bathroom lights, we’re looking at you!) can mean the difference between a welcoming, appealing home and a sad, forgotten space.

The best part? These days, finding a great light fixture is easy. There’s a pendant light, table lamp, floor lamp, and sconce in almost every style and price point, so you’re sure to score a piece that completes your room exactly how you envision. Below, we’re rounding up 15 of the best places to shop for lighting online, from bespoke ceramic lamps and mid-century modern sconces to sleek industrial pendants and rechargeable LED lanterns.


Started in 2003 after Brian Flaherty found old-school, cast-iron glass shade molds in New York, Schoolhouse is committed to preserving American manufacturing and creating modern heirlooms. The retailer sells vintage and vintage-inspired lighting fixtures and home decor by crafters, collectors, and creatives. Shop around for a unique look.

West Elm

You already know West Elm as a reliable destination for modern furniture and decor, but don’t sleep on its lighting selection. With everything from bathroom sconces to artful table lamps, West Elm should be one of the first places you look for fresh lighting. Prices can get expensive, but the site has constant sales—and an entire section for affordable lighting (mostly under $100).

Lamps Plus

With free shipping on most orders, Lamps Plus is a go-to destination for great table and floor lamps, overhead lighting, and other home decor. The selection is huge and decently priced — look out for their great sales to stock up on savings, and if you want, visit one of their brick-and-mortar locations.


We’re big fans of Wayfair here at Apartment Therapy, and there’s almost nothing (and we mean nothing) you can’t find at the mega-retailer. Their lighting selection is (unsurprisingly) vast, with quality picks for every type of style and application, including outdoor selections and ceiling fans. We particularly love their wide array of table lamps, like this industrial-chic desk lamp that’s the perfect addition to a nightstand or workspace.

Industry West

The selection of lighting at Industry West is modest, but it’s totally unique, like this super-sleek minimalist table lamp. Like the rest of Industry West’s offerings, the style of lighting is mostly modern-meets-contemporary and, while the prices are high, you’re guaranteed to find a quality design that no one else has.

Home Depot

Home Depot is your one-stop shop for everything you need for home improvement projects, so obviously their lighting options are great, as well. From floor lamps to industrial-chic chandeliers, including plenty of outdoor options, there’s something for everyone — and at great prices, too. Keep an eye out for their frequent sales for even better deals.


Find every modern lighting trend imaginable at this lighting destination, which also sells home furniture and accessories. Floor lamps, reading lamps, table lamps, LED lights, track lighting—it’s all here, and most of it is designer-quality, with high prices to match.


In the same family as West Elm and Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation is a Portland-based brand with a large focus on stylish lighting solutions, like this classic pendant. The designs definitely lean more classic and traditional, and there is a whole section devoted to restored antique lighting. Prices are on the high end, but everything is reliably well-made and pretty much guaranteed to last years.

Shades of Light

Founded in 1985, this home accessories shop started with (you guessed it) great lighting. From chandeliers to ceiling lights to geometric table lamps, you’ll find anything and everything luminary here, along with a great selection of rugs and other accessories to boot. Prices are on the high end, so make sure you check out their sale section.

Urban Outfitters

Quirky and unique, Urban Outfitters is a great destination for lighting designs that you won’t find anywhere else. All of the categories are covered here — from floor and table lamps to pendant lights and battery-powered LED lamps — and many of the styles are smaller in profile, making them a great solution for dorm rooms and snug apartment spaces.

All Modern

In the same vein as Wayfair, AllModern offers up a lot of the same lighting brands as its sister shopping destination, with a slightly more curated selection that caters to homeowners who prefer a sleek and streamlined look. While prices range across the board, you can find many amazing buys for under $200, like this handsome wood and brass floor lamp.


If finding a unique showpiece is your goal, there’s no better place to shop for lighting than Etsy. From vintage and antique finds to handmade pieces straight from makers around the world, the marketplace has something for everyone. Because many of the lighting pieces on Etsy are designed and made by artisans, some prices can be a bit higher, but there’s still something for everyone — like this $45 rattan pendant light.


Anthropologie is a favorite shopping destination for homeowners who prefer to cultivate a refined and luxurious vibe in their space. Their lighting selection incorporates unexpected materials (think a velvet table lamp), trendy shapes, and timeless materials for investment pieces that will catch all the attention in your home.


Calling all modern design lovers! CB2 is your destination for unique lighting solutions that incorporate sleek shapes, dramatic materials, and unexpected silhouettes. Even better, many of their options are exceptionally affordable, with several styles listed for less than $200.

Design Within Reach

The modern lighting options at Design Within Reach double as illuminated art, with sculptural shapes and bold hues that bring a little something special to any room. We love their affordable selection of table lamps (like this sunny yellow pick), but there are stylish options in every category, from dramatic oversized pendant lights to sleek floor lamps.