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My favorite sources for great affordable lighting fixtures! Plus 43 great pieces

I loooove shopping for lighting. The other day I got a question on Instagram I think about where I source lighting fixtures and I was like HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE!?! I could seriously talk about lighting forever and would love to help each and every new homeowner replace the dated or mismatched light fixtures in their homes with something more their style.

Next best thing? I thought I should share my top 4 sources for affordable, stylish lighting, plus some favorite pieces.

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First, some lighting wins from the Stanley 90's Reno. (Check out all my lighting posts here.)

Bathroom lighting is a particularly good one to update - it's not too expensive, and it can be so ugly and builder basic! So pick out something cool. Like we did in the guest bathroom. This fixture is no longer available but this one is similar.

In our powder bathroom we used this really cute Schoolhouse Electric knock-off.

In our master bath, I used the same style but different glass shape. I loved how it was cohesive/similar style, but different enough it was more of an elegant look for this room.

And in other parts of the house... we got so many compliments on this chandelier!! Under $200!

Top 4 Affordable Lighting Sources

Now, for my faves! We did our whole house reno in a short period of time so price was important, but I also had very specific style goals. I've done a lot of research and had success with these!

  1. Amazon. They actually have some really trendy pieces, if you know what search terms to use. I usually have good luck scrolling through the "Customers who viewed this item also viewed" at the bottom of each item page and finding similar styles that I might like more that way. Plus, on big sellers like this sconce you can sometimes find open package ones/returns for even cheaper than the usual price.
  2. World Market. Some really trendy pieces in a good variety of styles - midcentury, rustic, beachy, and more - and they are all super affordable! (I really want this one for our future nursery.)
  3. West Elm. Of course they have good style, but you can often find or buy (eBay) 20% off coupons and some of their basic pieces like sconces are pretty affordable. I LOVED this one for one of our bathroom renos but they were out of stock at the time so I went a different direction.
  4. Wayfair. I definitely wouldn't say they have more selection than Amazon, but they seem to have a higher percentage of stylish pieces. Also a wide range of prices, but you can often find affordable ones.

43 Great Affordable Lighting Fixtures

I figured I also should share some fave pieces. These include flush mounts (it feels GOOD to replace the boob light fixtures so many homes have!), sconces (same with those 5-bulb things they have above frameless mirrors in bland bathrooms--replace!!), pendants, and chandeliers! Click on the plus sign for more details about each one.

Also, some lighting tips - while you don't have to match your light fixtures throughout the home (the way builders do for new construction), I do recommend sticking to a similar style (e.g. industrial, glam, midcentury, or whatever) and possibly more importantly, colors. For example, we did black light fixtures in most of our rooms, with the brushed brass in two bathrooms.

I hope this has been helpful! I sure do love lighting!

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