Whether you’re settled into your first dorm room, apartment, or first home, choosing how to light up your place is part of making it your own. You’ll need lamps for that, of course, which is why we’ve searched high and low for refreshingly unique table lamps.
Hopefully, they’ll provide you with some inspiration for choosing how to light up your space!
After you scroll our list of lovely lamps, be sure to keep reading. We’ve got answers to the most common questions on how to best use lighting in the space you’ve got!
Stylin’ & Unique Table Lamps
1. Giraffe Table Lamp
This giraffe struck us at whimsical at first glance, but when you look at him for a minute, you see just how regal and majestic he is! Available in your choice of gold or white, this lamp is exceedingly chic.
2. Rug-Printed Lamp Base
Made of tropical hardwood, brass, and cotton rug upholstery, the printing on these carpeted lamps is so unique! If you’ve got a bohemian sensibility and love eclectic decorating, this may be a perfect addition to your living space.
3. Trestle Iron Lamp
The range of options for this lamp design are great. We love that you can select your finish, accent options, and shade options, allowing you to create designs that vary from rustic to modern to suit your decor.
4. Sphere & Stem Table Lamp
by West Elm
There’s something very romantic about the design of this lamp. The slenderness of its stem-like pedestal and the sphere bulb encasement make for a beautiful match. Maybe it’s because that sphere reminds us of a full moon on a summer night? Who knows, all we know is we love it!
5. Stained Glass Table Lamp
We loved how colorful yet demure this lamp is. Stained glass is dynamic that way, multifaceted and complex, yet plays so well with whatever you’d like to match it with. The umbrella-like pedestal of this lamp seems sturdy enough to hold up to a house full of kids, too. Just sayin’.
6. Quatrefoil Colored Glass Blush Table Lamp
This is one example of a series of colored glass table lamps available from Williams Sonoma that will light up your cosy respite. We think the rose-like blush of this pink is just splendid with the brass plating.
7. Cacti Glow Brass Table Lamp
This lamp’s figure is so organic and lovely! We predict a massive influx of compliments after you display it in your home. We also expect you won’t be seeing it at your cousin’s sister-in-law’s house either if you know what we mean. (To be clear, we mean it’s pretty unique.)
8. Lightbearer Table Lamp
This gorgeous brass lamp belongs in a cozy library that’s decorated with warm and inviting colors and smells like books. Or it could be just as lovely in an all-neutral open-spaced living room. Either way, its lines are beautiful, and we love it.
9. Rowan Circle Table Lamp
This lamp exudes creativity and could make itself at home in many different aesthetics, from rustic to modern to whimsical. Plus, antique brass is easily integrated with plenty of color schemes. In short, we think it’s pretty stylish, just like you.
10.Black Iron Table Lamp
Much like the trestle iron lamp we included on this list (#3, in case you missed it), we love that this design comes with a range of choices for finishes, accents, and shades. Unlike the trestle lamp, this one has a much more feminine and delicate design.
11. Marcie Table Lamp
by Pottery Barn
We can’t think of a more versatile lamp than this one! Its antique brass finish and simple design makes it perfect for a vast range of interiors and tastes.
12. Renwil Gabriel Table Lamp
The angular lines of this lamp border on art-deco design, which happens to be one of our favorite aesthetics, and it would be just gorgeous with cream and light neutrals. Its sturdy steel construction will ensure many, many years of enjoyment, wherever you choose to use it.
13. StyleCraft Art Deco Table Lamp
This lamp evokes images of 1950’s sci-fi movies- in alllll the best ways ever! Steel with crystal accents combines to create a minimalist yet eye-catching lamp.
14. Genoa Wooden Table Lamp
by Pottery Barn
If you’re looking for something a little warmer and organic, this would be a lovely piece of art to display in your living room. It also doubles as a handy lamp, so win/win!
15. Bluetooth Speaker Table Lamp
This lamp wasn’t satisfied with just lighting up the room, it wanted to bring more to the table (pun intended!). It looks like a typical, stylish table lamp, yet it’s also a Bluetooth compatible sound system! Pair your smart device to the lamp to play music or the audio media of your choice.
Just when you think it couldn’t be any more useful, it also has a charging dock in the base to charge your device while you listen.
Beauty and brains? What could be better?
16. Snake Table Lamp
This exotic lamp will make a great conversation piece when proudly displayed in your home. The sultry brass finish conveys sophistication in harmony with curved, organic design. Perfect.
17. Sculpted Urn Table Lamp
There’s something so homey about an enclosed urn table lamp; it provides a warm, comforting glow to any room. One of our staff has this lamp in a hallway, and it emits the perfect amount of dimmed illumination to leave on all night. Yet, when used in close quarters, it gives off enough light for reading comfortably.
Tips On Lighting Like A Pro
Sometimes the lighting in a room influences our mood more than we realize. This is why it’s so important to make sure we put some serious thought into where we install our light fixtures when we’re decorating our space.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when considering your lighting options:
Use Layered Sources of Illumination
Professionals recommend a mix of accent lighting, overhead lighting, and more targeted task lighting in different places, depending on the room’s use and traffic.
Look at Your Room’s Natural Lighting
Depending on the natural lighting available through your windows (if any), you should give some thought to where your lighting is best utilized. In darker corners, place a floor lamp or table lamp to illuminate, or place sconces on the walls to project light outwards.
Use Ambient Adjustments
Using dimmers is the best way to control the mood in a space. Or use movable lamp shades to redirect the light, particularly in areas like the bedroom, where you’ll want to have control over the brightness of the room from morning to bedtime.
Good Lighting, Good Mood
Decorating your nest to fit your tastes is one of the best things about having your own place. Shopping for beautiful lamps and lighting fixtures is as much fun as shopping for furniture, but don’t underestimate the effect that lighting can have on your mood and productivity.
Take your time when choosing the right lighting, and do some trial and error experimenting. Once you find the right balance, your home will become a haven of peace you can look forward to coming home to.