The importance of lighting is real people. Plus, sitting in the dark is only charming for a very short amount of time…like 5 mins I’d say. However, as I am sure I don’t have to tell you, lighting can be v expensive. Would all of us love to be able to afford a $700 floor lamp? Sure. But not all of us can or actually want to put a huge chunk of our budget into just that one department. We absolutely get that and thought that a comprehensive list of our favorite, more affordable, lighting resources would be helpful to fix this issue. To preface, we aren’t saying all of the sources we are about to provide are exclusively in the $50 and under price range. But knowing the market and how pricey lighting is for the most part, this list gives you a much wider range of more affordable options…don’t worry, some are under $50. We’ve got you. Let’s now shine that perfectly warm, slightly dimmed light on our favorites.
Yes, Amazon is an amazing resource for not only your books and hard to find beauty products but they have A TON of great and very affordable lighting options. Sure, you have to dig a bit but the reward is lots of savings and 2-day prime delivery. You may remember the sconces from the 120-year-old barn…yep, Amazon baby.
We are all big fans of everything CB2 and their lighting is no exception. While they aren’t super cheap, they are much more affordable than a lot of other similar style resources and are VERY chic (and edgy). Plus, they have sales all the time to help lower that price point.
This was a killer Etsy find. They have unique modern designs that have natural elements to them which is why they are so great. They have a moderate price point but from where we are standing, look like they are well worth it.
France & Son is the place to go for moderately priced modern Scandi design. They sell very pretty reproductions at a MUCH more approachable price. Now, we understand the complications behind reproductions and always want to promote original work. We think if you can afford original art then you SHOULD buy it. But original work is unattainable for most. We however, of course, understand the reason for the high prices since SO much work goes into it. It’s a fine line and we get both sides from a consumer standpoint. But will all that said we do love France & Son for making cool lighting accessible.
All hail Etsy for showing us this great lighting resource. We are suckers for a good wooden lamp. These handmade beauties are not only real easy on the eyes but also affordable (around $60+). The perfect mix of modern and organic if we say so ourselves.
If you go on homedepot.com (the selection is much better than in-store) you are sure to find crazy inexpensive lighting deals. They have A LOT of products in a ton of different styles, so you need to dig a bit but the savings are too good to pass up.
Would this even be an affordable roundup post without the great IKEA? No, no it would not. IKEA is constantly stepping it up and we love their new lighting. That black wood floor lamp also comes in natural and Arlyn almost bought it for her living room MOTO. She says it’s even prettier in person so…GO GET IT (if you need it).
See that sconce on the far right? That is the stunning sconce that Arlyn used in her dining room makeover. So not only can she vouch for the very chic design but also that they have awesome customer service and ship SUPER fast. Have a look because they have a huge selection. 🙂
As the name implies, these guys know lights and they have SO MANY options. The price range is wide so there is something for any style and every budget. I was very impressed as I was picking out our picks.
Need a beautiful and really affordable woven pendant light? Then, boy, do we have the place for you. LannaPassa has a variety of great pendants to boho the heck out of your home and add some beautiful texture.
Never forget the magic of Overstock.com. Remember Emily’s $60 beautiful/perfect nightstands she just revealed in the downstairs guestroom in the mountain house? Yep, they were from Overstock. Their lighting is no exception. They have a ton to look through at super, SUPER great prices.
Emily has worked with Shades of Light a few times and most prominently with the exterior sconces of her LA patio and the sconces in the mountain house living room. Their products aren’t crazy inexpensive but the quality is awesome.
Affordable and local (well to Southern California)! This last Etsy find is a good one. They have extremely affordable and very awesome light fixtures (mainly hardwired) that will instantly light up your home both figuratively and literally. Their styles range from nouveau to MCM to industrial. A little something for almost everyone.
While alphabetically, Target is towards the bottom of our list, I think you all know it should be at the TOP since it’s one of our favorites. Their home brands have an awesome variety of styles that look SO GOOD in person and are super affordable. We all have at least one Target light in each of our homes…by choice to be clear. 🙂
I have stumbled upon this site a few times and am always impressed with the great and unique selection from vendors all over the world at pretty reasonable prices. So when I was thinking of sources, I thought, “Trouva!” Get ready to jump into a pretty fun design rabbit hole.
Urban never disappoints when it comes to very affordable lighting that feels very cool. And it’s only been getting better over the past couple of years. I am personally pretty obsessed with all three of these picks. They are organic, modern, unique but still simple enough to blend with almost any style.
The true mass-market ruler of updated mid-century modern (and beyond) is West Elm. Their lighting is always just really good, reasonably priced and looks way more expensive than it is. Like CB2, they are always having sales so most likely you won’t have to pay full price which is music to our ears.
The affordable boho haven has great lighting. Their selection ranges from super eclectic to modern and fresh, always at a fair price. My first pendant light I ever installed in my home (seven years ago) was from World Market and I still have it because it still looks awesome. Needless to say, their products are good quality and so cute.
That’s it for today’s (hopefully) extremely helpful roundup. We really love lighting and hope that you find some of your perfect matches with this post. But never forget the powers of Craigslist, thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales and estate sales for those “crazy inexpensive” deals. We just want you to love your home and to give you as many resources possible. This is starting to sound like a love letter so I will sign off. BUT as always…
Love you, mean it.