Standing Lamp Roundup

TheTorchiere Lamp… a very fancy name for perhaps the ugliest lamp ever.

Everyone’s had one.  They are in every dorm room and first apartment in the history of the world, since they are the cheapest lighting option out there.
Not only has everyone had one at some point, most of us twenty something’s (and let’s be honest, 30 somethings) probably still do.  I did… until a week ago, when I had a moment of clarity and promptly unplugged it and walked out out to the street corner.  Actually, when Kris and I moved in together, we each had our own, and had to decide which one to keep!  Ugh.  The answer should have been neither! 
We (me and my lovely torchiere lamp) spent 8 glorious years together, so I’d say that was $20 well spent back in 2005.
Anyway, there are so many amazing standing lamp options out there that are totally affordable, and now that I’m on the hunt for a new one, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites.  None are over $100 – in fact, most of these range from $60-70, and they are actually all from Target.  This is by no means a sponsored post – they really just have some great stuff right now!!

White Tripod Lamp,    Taupe “7” Lamp,    Brushed Silver Tripod Lamp,    Bronze “Window” Lamp

Of the above options, I’m totally loving the white tripod lamp – we get so many compliments on the tripod lamp in our living room, and this one is a smaller, “leaner” more simple version of it.

I also love the second option… this would be a great task light next to our “desk” in the dining room. I’m not a fan of the overhead light in there, so for just a bit of ambient light in the evenings, and it’s narrow profile, this could be a winner…

Bronze Modified Arch Lamp,           Silver Arched Lamp,                    Brass Library Lamp

The :arched” lamps are also very :in” – they were all over the new West Elm catalogue – the second one here would be so rad in our living room, but I definitely want to hold off on any committments until we settle on a new sofa.  If that ever happens… argh!

The brushed brass “library lamp” is also really sleek and cool.  I was thinking that a pair of these flanking our dresser / TV stand in the bedroom would be sort of fun since sconces are not an option right now… It would also look great with it’s narrow profile in our living room next to the sofa and our gallery wall – but would the light shine down in our eyes if we were sitting on the sofa below it??

I’ll report back!

Any other cool (and affordable) floor lamps you’ve seen recently??

2 thoughts on “Standing Lamp Roundup

  1. omg, that first picture just transported me back in the day to my first apartment decor! yes, those lamps are fug but every single person has owned one at some point in their life


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