Table lamps are highly practical, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pack a style punch. These clever and innovative lamps make a statement AND add some unexpectedness to your space — whether they’re on or off. Here are some of my favorite modern table lamps that are anything-but-standard.
The FollowMe Rechargeable LED Table Lamp from Marset can really go places. What makes this cute table lamp unique is that it’s rechargeable. Just charge it up and get exploring. Or just take it into a blanket fort for some nighttime reading.
A little more industrial, the Buster Globe Accent Table Lamp from Robert Abbey certainly makes a statement. The seeded glass diffuser and aged brass finish give this modern table lamp a steampunk vibe that is certainly unique.
The Mod 548 Table Lamp from FLOS Lighting is a midcentury modern dream. Bright pops of color and an atomic design come together to make one heck of a lamp.
To harness the power of your table lamp, be sure to consider the following:
Size matters. The scale should complement other decorative elements in your space, especially the table it sits on.
Layer the light. To accommodate different brightening needs, use table lamps in rooms that have support from other lights, such as ceiling lights. Consider the room and table color. Pale walls and surfaces will reflect the light, while dark colors and wood will absorb it, requiring more light output.
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After spending 10+ years living in a modern San Francisco loft, Kelly moved her family to a bungalow in the burbs. She now enjoys dreaming up home renovation and design projects in order turn her family's post-war cottage into the modern home of their dreams.