8 of the Best Places to Buy Lighting Online

updated Jan 30, 2020
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If you’ve ever rented or bought a house, you know that lighting can make or break an entire space. From dingy overhead lighting to fluorescent bathroom lights, the wrong lighting can be the difference between a good mood and a bad day. So where do you find amazing pendant lights, table lamps, floor lamps, and the rest that will add both light and ambiance to a room? We have some ideas. Here, the best places to buy lighting online.

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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.

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 colorful 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).

With free shipping on most orders, Lamps Plus is a go-to for great lamps, 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 37 brick-and-mortar locations.

Our online marketplace is a fantastic hub for buying and selling vintage lighting—seriously, you never know what you’ll find. With a healthy mix of floor, pendant, table, and wall lighting, Bazaar has options for all styles and price points (right now you can find lamps for as low as $10). Plus, you can even find vintage products from your favorite brands and designers.

The selection is small, but it’s totally unique. From a table lamp decorated with small birds to a pendant designed to look like a water droplet, there’s something for everyone here. Like the rest of Industry West‘s offerings, the style is mostly modern-meets-contemporary and the prices are high, but you’re guaranteed to find something no one else has.

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 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 trend imaginable at this lighting destination that also sells home furniture and accessories. Floor lamps, reading lamps, table lamps, LED lights, track lighting—it’s all here, and most of it could definitely be considered design-friendly, with high prices to match.

In the same family as West Elm and Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation is a Portland-based home site with a primary focus on lighting. The styles 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.

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

This post was originally published on Aug. 16, 2019, and was last updated on Jan. 30, 2020.