Finding well designed lights doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. I was just in the office of friends’ startup in New York (a great clean, modern, airy space), and they had two great lights that I was surprised came from Ikea and Home Depot respectively. It inspired me to write a post on lower priced lights. For those on a budget, or who prefer just not to spend a lot on lighting, no light in this post is more than $100 (including shipping!). You can create great ambiance with lights in your room for not a lot of money.
And here is the Ikea light. In this picture I took in the office, it’s hard to see all the letters on the light but they show up clearly when you’re standing in the room. (and you can see them on the Ikea site I linked to) It’s the Gyllen Wall Lamp, and it’s $39.99. Unfortunately it is not sold on the website, but you can see if it is available at a store near you. I think it’s a cool light, great for an office, could be great for a dorm room as well.
While I was finding the appropriate link for the Home Depot lamp, here are two more lamps I found under $100. I think these could go in many places – an office again, a bedroom on a bedside table, even in a living room or family room.
There is something about the traditional light in a deep bronze I love. Even with modern décor, this Harrison light from Pottery Barn would look great as a reading lamp on a bedside table or as a task light on a desk. And at $79 only (plus $14 shipping), it’s a great price.
Finally, jazz up your outdoor space with a string of these Mercury Glass String Lights from Pottery Barn. And as they’re only $39 and come with free shipping, I suggest mixing in a string of the Globe String Lights to create additional interest. They are $35 for a 41’ long string (also with free shipping), so the total is $74.