There’s but one simple truth when it comes to looking your best when lounging around at home: overhead lights should be outlawed. Ask any self-respecting woman how she feels about having dinner in someone’s home with a harsh ceiling light shining down from above, and she’ll shake her head and sigh. Gone are the days of the dome light; that’s why we’re coming to the rescue with today’s roundup of amazing floor lamps. These snappy little solutions provide just as many lumens — if not more — than their prehistoric counterparts, but they cast light upward and/or outward instead of down, sparing everyone underneath from ominous shadows and under-eye circles. Bring one of these home with you, and congratulations — you and everyone in your after-hours company just got considerably more attractive.
Praying mantis floor lamp found at White on White.