Our Favorite Sources for Mid-Century Modern Lighting on a Budget

Our Favorite Sources for Mid-Century Modern Lighting on a Budget

Karen Marsala
Aug 6, 2018
(Image credit: Esteban Cortez)

Sputnik chandeliers, orb sconces, could we love you anymore? But those prices, oh my! We know decorating with mid-century modern lighting doesn't come cheap, so we scoured the web for some of your favorite styles and shapes–at a fraction of what you'd pay at other retailers. Read on and decorate with abandon–not guilt!

1. Shades of Light

We love just about everything Shades of Light has to offer, but this bubble vanity light from their collaboration with Young House Love has us swooning. The brushed brass lights and dark bronze backplate will amp up your vanity's style in an instant.

2. Poly & Bark

With the desire for Sputnik chandeliers at an all-time high, it can be tricky to find an affordable version of this trendy home decor fixture. Enter Poly & Bark, where you can score a 24-inch version for less than one hundred dollars. Yes please.

3. World Market

This starburst wall sconce resembles a popular chandelier style, only it's in vertical form. World Market, purveyor of boho chic essentials, ups their mid-century modern game with their variety of lighting offerings.

4. Lamps Plus

This wooden table lamp is featured in Lamps Plus' plentiful 360 Lighting collection: An array of affordable, stylish, and on-trend lighting fixtures sold in stores and online.

5. Birch Lane

Light up your hallway with one or even two of these up-or-down- facing wall sconces. Each of these crafted milk glass orb sconces features a bronze and brass finish and is part of a much larger selection at Birch Lane.

6. Lights.com

This sleek plug-in pendant looks chic in all finishes, but we're especially partial to the chrome. Choose an artisan light bulb (from the site's large and swoon-worthy collection) for a few dollars more to complete the look.


You won't find a better deal on a classic mid-century modern favorite than IKEA's KNAPPA lighting fixture. Bearing a striking resemblance to Le Klint's classic pendant lamp, this is one of a handful of modern options the home outfitter has in its arsenal.

8. Target

From everyone's favorite mass retailer comes this super affordable cantilever floor lamp in a beautiful brushed brass. The adjustable arm lets you decide where you'd like the most direct light.

9. All Modern

You'll love the way this globe table lamp looks on its own; the ambient light it emits is just an added bonus. If this doesn't strike your fancy, choose from a large assortment of other options featured on All Modern's site.

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