'It's One of the Best Places to Buy Lamps!' Anthropologie Lighting is So Good Right Now, and These 12 Pieces Are the Best

From decorative sconces to living room lamps, Anthropologie offers no shortage of bright ideas

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According to interior designers, lighting is the jewelry of the home. Surprisingly, it's not the big items like sofas and dining tables that make the most impact; it turns out that lighting takes the lead.

Why, you might ask? In short, lighting is key to setting the mood in a space. It has the power to evoke feelings of coziness and warmth, accentuate specific colors and shadows, and add the final, dramatic touch to any room. 

If you're unsure where to begin your journey into lighting design, look no further than Anthropologie. Interior designers and editors alike are singing their praises of the brand’s thoughtfully curated collection of lighting fixtures. Whether your style is minimalist, maximalist, or somewhere in between, these are the best pieces from Anthropologie, catering to every taste and budget. Of course, if there's nothing here that suits your home, you can also check out Anthropologie's full collection of lighting.

Best Lamps at Anthropologie

Best Sconces at Anthropologie

Best Chandeliers at Anthropologie

Best Pendant Lights at Anthropologie


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Proper lighting is essential for every space as it can be used to add depth, accentuate focal points, and create a cozy ambiance. Anthropologie Home Stylist Anne White goes so far as to describe light as a form of art

While there are some general guidelines, such as hanging pendants and chandeliers about 30 to 36 inches above the center of your dining table, there are few strict, universally applicable rules for lighting your space. However, as a general rule of thumb, a room's lighting should complement its architectural elements, especially in a living room, where a home’s most striking features are often found.

To determine the most suitable lighting for your specific space, take a good look at the area in question. Consider whether adding a hanging light would introduce tasteful drama to the space or potentially obstruct sightlines. Similarly, evaluate the placement of lamps, like the one on your bedside table — should it be closer to or farther from your bed for practical use? These considerations will vary depending on individual preferences and the unique characteristics of your space.

And one more tip from us, if you're planning on installing a light on a dimmer switch, check first whether the piece you're choosing is compatible. While it may still work, an incompatible light (or lightbulb) can cause flickering, clicking noises and even damage to your home's circuits. 

If you ever find yourself uncertain about how to illuminate your space effectively, don't hesitate to seek guidance from a lighting expert. Keep in mind that lighting offers ample opportunities for personalization. Ultimately, your space is yours to customize according to your preferences, so have fun with it and create an atmosphere that reflects your unique style and needs.

Pair your new lighting alongside one of these chic Anthropologie sofas.

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Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.