We dedicated more than 30 hours to researching hundreds of floor lamps under $300, then narrowed the options down to 15 models, which we assembled, inspected, and pelted with basketballs to simulate the inevitable accidents that happen at home. While we recognize style is subjective, we’re confident our picks—for task, console, tripod, tree, and arc lamp—will complement a wide variety of interior spaces. So what are the best Foot lamp price options?
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Adesso Oslo 60″ Floor Lamp
Best console lamp
This surprisingly sturdy console lamp offers nice ambient light. It looks similar to lamps that cost 10 times as much, and the tulip-style base should appeal to fans of mid-century design.$106 from Amazon$115 from Home Depot$130 from Bed Bath & Beyond
If you’re looking for a floor lamp primarily for ambience or to read under occasionally, and you also prefer the classic lampshade design with contemporary cues, the Adesso Oslo 60″ Floor Lamp is our favorite. It’s heavier and less likely to tip over than other console lamps we tried. Its tulip-shaped base barely budges when bumped and looks great standing alone or paired next to other pieces of furniture with its soft-white spun-fabric shade. There’s nothing particularly fancy about the Oslo, but it’s a classic floor lamp accentuated with modernist detailing we appreciate.
Monique Tripod Floor Lamp
Best tripod lamp
This lamp proved sturdier than the other three-legged models we tested, and it has better cord design. The legs do feel slightly cheap, so it’s best to place this lamp in a lower-traffic area.$130* from AllModern
*At the time of publishing, the price was $128.
For those partial to the aesthetics of a three-legged floor lamp, the Monique Tripod Floor Lamp offers easy assembly with a minimal footprint that won’t clutter or crowd a room like other larger tripod lamps. Its mosquito legs are a little cheap, made with the narrowest gauge we tested, but the Monique’s wide-legged stance makes it surprisingly immune to tipping over. It’s also extremely lightweight, so moving it around a room to find an ideal spot for it isn’t a problem.
Aaron Aged Brass 3-Light Floor Lamp
Best tree lamp
The three adjustable lights on this lamp make it a good choice for both task and ambient light. It’s sturdier and looks more expensive than the other tree-style lamps we considered.$80 from Amazon
The Aaron Aged Brass 3-Light Floor Lamp is an affordable three-light tree design floor lamp we recommend for situations where space is limited and you want to illuminate multiple sections of a room. Of the tree lamps we tested, this one felt more solidly built, and the handsome brass finish looked more classically appealing; the design should age gracefully. Each of the three lights can be aimed individually or turned on/off as needed, making it a versatile lamp best stationed next to a favorite seat for reading, with one light directed downward, the other two aimed at walls for ambience.
Basque Arc Floor Lamp
Best arc lamp
If you want dramatic—and you have the space—we love this arc lamp. It’s less prone to tipping than other moderately priced arc lamps, and it provides a nice light for reading.$350* from Amazon$350 from Lamps Plus
*At the time of publishing, the price was $382.
If you’re fortunate to live in a space with higher ceilings, we recommend the Basque Arc Floor Lamp, our largest pick. Compared with cheaper arc lamps we looked at, this has a heavier and wider base that should help keep the lamp from tipping. With enough room to lay out its parts, it is easy enough for one person to assemble. And you will need plenty of room for its nearly 6.5-foot height and nearly 4-foot arm’s reach. The Basque fills the bill as a statement piece, but it also effectively highlights a favorite section of a room or provides bright light for reading, without being ostentatious.