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The Best Online Stores for Chic, Unique, and Affordable Lighting

Design-inclined on a budget.

By Caitlin Clark

When crafting the vibe of a room, never underestimate the power of good lighting. A great fixture and thoughtful bulb placement can make or break the feel of a space. And yet, lighting can easily become an afterthought—a homogenous collection of vaguely trendy-looking fixtures that blend instead of pop. It doesn’t help that it can be staggeringly (and unnecessarily) expensive to swap out one setup for another. So, for the sake of great vibes everywhere, I scoured the internet to find the 13 best online stores for lighting fixtures.

No matter your style, your lighting should be a statement piece. Scroll on for the coolest emerging brands, direct-to-consumer disruptors, and e-commerce lighting stalwarts to know in 2022.

Featured image by Kristen Kilpatrick.

Image of Lauren Greenberg’s New Orleans home by Juley Le

13 Best Online Stores for Lighting in 2022

Cedar & Moss

Michelle Aaro’s Mid-Century, minimalist designs are handmade to order out of Cedar & Moss’ Oregon studio. The small company’s unique works have graced home features in Domino and AD, but the brand’s prices stay fantastically fair.

Cedar u0026 Moss Florence 3 Pendant

u003cpu003eA Cedar u0026amp; Moss signature. u003c/pu003e

Cedar u0026 Moss Concord

u003cpu003eA handcrafted ceramic reflector adds rich texture. u003c/pu003e


Using 3D-printing technology, the San Francisco-based lighting brand collaborates with artists and creatives to craft unique, modern lighting (using plant-based materials) at accessible price points.

Gantri Pavone Wall Light by Viviana Degrandi

u003cpu003eThe warm light with a built-in dimmable, switch-on cord. u003c/pu003e

Gantri Baltra Table Light

u003cpu003eA unique, dimmable table lamp designed by Kickie Chudikova.u003c/pu003e


Here’s a lighting-as-art endorsement for you: the Danish-inspired brand is carried at the MoMA Design Store. Hay, which shares a bit of DNA with Design Within Reach (also owned by Herman Miller), works with talented designers around the world to craft architectural, worldly pieces, from floor lamps and pendants to portable table lamps.

Hay Bonbon Shade

u003cpu003eHand-wrapping colored wool makes this truly one-of-a-kind piece pop. u003c/pu003e

Hay Paper Cube Floor Lamp

u003cpu003eDutch designer Bertjan Pot’s durable lamp adds an ambient glow. u003c/pu003e


The Stockholm-based independent furniture brand designs “for the auction houses of tomorrow.” A bold goal, but with their focus on craftsmanship, sustainability, and creativity, Hem is a safe investment. (And fortunately, not a very hefty one.)

Hem Alphabeta Wall Light

u003cpu003eThe Alphabeta wall light comes in a variety of color combinations and features an optional cable and dimmer. u003c/pu003e

Hem Dusk

u003cpu003eSylvain Willenz’s design plays well in a group but can make a statement on its own. u003c/pu003e
Jen Pinkston mid-century modern dining room
Image of Jen Pinkston’s home by Michelle Nash


A newer name in the online lighting store scene, Lamppo initially launched on Etsy in 2018, but quickly established its own digital storefront in 2020. Known for modern rattan and bamboo pendants, the brand sells lighting for both home and hospitality projects, all while keeping costs as low as possible.

Lamppo Japanese Rattan Chandelier

u003cpu003eBoho, but make it modern. u003c/pu003e

Lamppo Retro Rattan Chandelier

u003cpu003eRetro and rattan—a match made in heaven.u003c/pu003e

Lulu and Georgia

Anyone with a Pinterest or Instagram account is likely well aware of Lulu and Georgia’s eye-catching aesthetic by now, but Sara Sugarman’s Los Angeles-based online retailer and its knack for curating great design (often made in the U.S.)—and making it accessible—always deserve recognition.  

Lulu and Georgia Chavette Chandelier

u003cpu003eThe Lulu and Georgia signature you’ve double-tapped on Instagram a thousand times. u003c/pu003e

Lulu u0026 Georgia Coulwood Table Lamp

u003cpu003eMost think u0022bohou0022 when they hear Lulu and Georgia, but the versatile brand curates for all kinds of home décor styles, including industrial-chic. u003c/pu003e


This relatively new contemporary brand, owned by Hudson Valley Lighting, offers an eclectic, antique look for way less—and keeps it fun.

Mitzi Alyssa 1 Light Pendant

u003cpu003eAn aged brass finish for the ages. u003c/pu003e

Mitzi Dolores 1 Light Wall Sconce

u003cpu003eA 70s-inspired beauty for a bohemian touch. u003c/pu003e


What started as an early 2010s blog showcasing one Nevada couple’s renovation journey has grown into a handmade home goods brand to know, with pieces gracing the pages of Vogue Living and popping up in Ace Hotels.

One Forty Three Socket Chandelier

u003cpu003eHandmade in the brand’s Henderson, Nevada workshop, this simple, powder-coated ceiling light makes a bold statement.u003c/pu003e

OneFortyThree Hardwired Swing Lamp

u003cpu003eThis nifty wall-mounted light comes in a variety of colors for a handmade piece that’s uniquely yours. u003c/pu003e
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Image of Laura Vinroot Poole’s home by Chris Edwards


The American lighting and hardware stalwart, which has manufactured the majority of its pieces in Portland, Oregon since the brand launched in the 1970s (the company was acquired by Williams Sonoma in 2011), creates timeless pieces that last. Sustainability is also top of mind, with a focus on responsibly-sourced materials.

Rejuvenation Folk Abigail Ball Pendant

u003cpu003eThis natural clay-inspired pendant is a collaboration with two other Portland-based brands: FOLK, a lighting and home goods company, and Mudshark Studios. u003c/pu003e

Rejuvenation Allenglade Triple Sconce

u003cpu003eThe mid-century-inspired sconce and its oversized opal glass globes can be customized however you choose. u003c/pu003e


Another Oregon-based company, Schoolhouse keeps all operations—from assembly and shipping to product development and a cute little coffee shop—under one roof (in a century-plus brick factory in Portland, to be exact). That sense of care and community is felt throughout their timeless, heirloom-inspired designs.

Schoolhouse Sidnie Lamp

u003cpu003eThis hand-spun steel shade sparks joy—guaranteed. u003c/pu003e

Schoolhouse Isaac 5 Chandelier

u003cpu003eA sleek, sculptural chandelier inspired by Scandinavian design. u003c/pu003e

Shades of Light

What started as a modest storefront for unique lighting designs in Richmond, Virginia has grown into a popular e-commerce brand with high-style pieces (made mostly in-house) for every kind of aesthetic.

Shades of Light South See Lantern

u003cpu003eNautical lanterns done right. u003c/pu003e

Shades of Light Echelon Chandelier

u003cpu003eThis effortless modern design features overlapping fabric that comes in a wide variety of colors. u003c/pu003e
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Image of Molly Madfis’s LA home by Nicki Sebastian


The Brooklyn-based brand from multidisciplinary designer Virginia Sin features a variety of thoughtfully crafted home goods. But Sin’s lighting, which utilizes ceramic coils, is a clay-meets-bulb game changer.

Sin Lunar Terracotta Pendant

u003cpu003eA conversation-starting glow. u003c/pu003e

Sin Little Hills, Table Lamp

u003cpu003eBring the California landscape straight to your tabletop. u003c/pu003e

Urban Outfitters

Nobody does effortless cool (at equally chill prices) better than Urban Outfitters, especially when it comes to their home goods. No list of the best online lighting stores is complete without it.

Urban Outfitters Ansel Sconce

u003cpu003eA vintage look inspired by Italian Murano glass. u003c/pu003e

Urban Outfitters Delfina Pleated Pendant Light

u003cpu003eA charming little pendant that adds instant character. u003c/pu003e