The first step in refreshing any home’s ambiance is taking a trip to the best lighting stores online or in your area. Whether you’re renovating or moving into a new space, one of the quickest ways to level up your home is by upgrading your lighting options. And now it’s easier than ever, thanks to the many online lighting stores that make it possible to find exactly what you’re looking for without a trip to a showroom.
Even the most naturally well-lit homes require lighting fixtures for creating the perfect atmosphere, entertaining guests, and working late into the evening. And while it may feel daunting to sift through the many lighting options out there, we have highlighted our absolute favorites to get you started.
Ahead, we share 21 of the top-rated lighting stores for high-quality options for modern table lamps, sculptural floor lamps, crystal chandeliers, lighted ceiling fans, and desk lamps, all with a dose of personality. There’s something for every interior and a wide variety of price points, whether you’re looking for new lighting at affordable prices or high-end conversation pieces.
One of the quickest ways to add visual interest to your living room or dining room is to incorporate an unexpected texture into your lighting design. Serena & Lily has a lot to choose from in this category, from woven wicker pendants to scalloped hanging lights. The vibe skews a bit bohemian and beachy, and it’s a great place to find a statement piece to help anchor your room.
The stock at West Elm is constantly updated, but you can always count on finding high-quality lighting options with a few quirky bursts of color thrown in, just for fun. We love West Elm’s lighting designs because it’s easy to stick to a color theme while switching up the shape and form of your lights from room to room. This is also a great place to look for items with a mid-century modern feel to them. And for more guidance through the process, you can book an appointment to meet with an expert (virtually, in a store, or at your home) to talk through your lighting plans and any other home design decisions.
Your home’s lighting should be fun; that may mean mixing and matching various materials…or opting for vanity lighting with a fun shape. Mitzi covers all of the bases, from simple sconces to pastel-hued chandeliers. Not to mention, there are few flower-shaped, retro-inspired vanities that are this chic.
Schoolhouse takes classic lighting shapes—pendants, circular flush mounts, tree-shaped table lamps—and gives them a bit of a one-up with fun colors and functional improvements. For example, a simple wall pendant gets a convenient makeover with a plug-in functionality and style inspired by Shaker designs.
The great thing about Wayfair is its massive selection of lighting. From bathroom light fixtures and mini pendant lights to table lamps and living room flush mounts, the retailer has something on offer. We lost ourselves (in a good way) among all of the track lighting—it’s time to finally say goodbye to that dated set hanging over your kitchen island and usher in a new vibe. With frequent clearance sales, this is also our go-to when it comes to saving big on practically anything for your home.
Much like Wayfair, you could spend days perusing the lighting options on Amazon. To make your search easier, zero in on a specific design element—like “glass lighting pendant”—to find a unique option at an affordable price. Another major perk to Amazon is that you can likely pick it up at your door faster than any other retailer. So, if you’re in a pinch or want to make a design switch-up ASAP, this is the ultimate hub for easy shopping and quick shipments.
The lighting designs offered at Rejuvenation will appeal to all tastes, whether you favor natural, ceramic materials or smooth metals. The online retailer offers a great variety of outdoor lighting as well, if you’re looking to imbue some farmhouse-chic style into your exterior. At Rejuvenation, you can also stock up on lighting accessories, like shades and smart LED light bulbs.
Forever our Scandinavian design favorite, IKEA has a world of options when it comes to lighting design for your home. The retailer has designs for each room, spanning low-light floor lamps for an ultra-cozy ambiance to super-bright LED options for work spaces. Within this category, you can find everything from classic lighting options to more off-the-wall, statement-making styles.
The ever rotating stock at Urban Outfitters is a good place to keep on the lookout for trendy table and floor lamps. From modern designs and textured lampshades to vintage-inspired silhouettes and ceramic task lamps, Urban Outfitters is a single stop that will appeal to many different lighting style preferences.
While AllModern, a Wayfair company, offers just as many options as its parent retailer, the aesthetic is more focused on minimal and—you guessed it—modern designs. Many of the designs are offered in lighting collections, meaning you can carry a singular lighting design scheme throughout your entire home.
Head to Gantri for the bold pops of color, perfect for livening up a dining room or a kid’s room. Spanning table, floor, and wall lights, this retailer injects a burst of personality into its cute and quirky designs—perfect for the young at heart. Plus, the brand is known for using plant-based materials in its work instead of harmful plastics.
From kitchen to ceiling lights, Lumens—which recently merged with YLighting—focuses on modern options for brightening up your space. The designs span a wide variety of materials, from metals and woods to more fragile woven textiles. Plus you can even find landscape lighting for your entryway, backyard, and any other outdoor spot that needs extra illumination.
Luxury wall sconces, sleek ceiling fans, and unique table lamps are among the wide selection of lighting options available at Design Within Reach (also known as DWR). The options available are as unique as they are timeless, and you can find something for nearly any corner of your home.
The best-selling pieces from the Nelson Bubble Collection, including this pendant ceiling light, are made to create a soft glow in any room. You can find several contemporary designs—for lighting, furniture, and more—like these across Herman Miller’s site.
A tried-and-true source in the world of home essentials, Pottery Barn has it all—and that includes a top-notch selection of lighting. The brand even offers different collections with various types of lighting options in each one, guaranteeing that everything from your chandelier to desk lamp has a cohesive style.
Hem’s clever use of bold colors flanked by neutral hues adds some visual interest to your lighting without going overboard. The retailer offers a handful of shapes when it comes to its pendant lighting in a world of color combinations. This is great, since you can mimic the same shape from room to room while swapping color palettes.
With its luxury lighting and artisan-made lamps, taking a look at what Arteriors has to offer is like stepping into a designer showroom. The silhouettes are sleek, but don’t worry: function has not been forgotten. The options you’ll find from this high-end retailer cover the best of both worlds, bringing lots of light into your space, as well as moonlighting as an art piece.
This exclusive collection of contemporary lighting from Tala and Benchmade will add some visual appeal to any room with the staggered chandeliers and misshapen bulbs. These lighting designs would look fantastic over any kind of dining table or kitchen island.
Trust us, there is a world of ceiling fan designs out there. Lamps Plus is a great retailer for upgrading your fan situation, among many other things. The options lean more sculptural and will add a solid dose of texture and intrigue to your home decor. This is what we call lighting design, not just choosing yet another run-of-the-mill ceiling fan.