12+ Stylish Table Lamps to Upgrade Your Space

12+ Stylish Table Lamps to Upgrade Your Space

12+ Stylish Table Lamps to Upgrade Your Space

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It just so happens, that a stylish table lamp is one of the few decor elements that will literally light up your world. In this fast pacing world, styles come and go. However, you can always count on good lighting, area rugs and precious artwork to save the day and enhance your aesthetic sensibility. As such, let’s delve into a roundup of the most stylish table lamps that will upgrade your space in a flash.

The Hay Uchiwa Lounge Chair and foot stool standing in front of a built-in bookcase with the Hay PC table lamp creating a cozy vignette. Image via Nest.co.uk.

Nest.co.uk. I spot the Hay PC table lamp creating a cozy feeling in this vignette governed by the Hay Uchiwa lounge chair.

Lights set the mood and tone of every interior or exterior space. Fact! Hence, table lamps are no exemption. However, unlike recessed downlights for instance, they are both practical and add an artistic touch to a room mainly because of their sculptural nature. That’s why they add a strong sense of personality and take any good design to the next level.

A stylish vignette with an off white sofa, side table with brass details and an all white table lamp resting upon a couple of books laid on the side table. Image via Cult Furniture.

Cult Furniture.

Adding gorgeous, stylish table lamps is just one of my tools to update a house and make it look more expensive at the same time. When choosing one, I look for an artistic value to them. Sometimes I opt for an iconic designer lamp and other times one with a whimsical flair to it. And I always try to find a way to add in any vintage ones that I may come across. All the same, I look for pieces with a stand alone quality to them that will make one stop and stare. So here are 14 of the best lamps, I love for their add on aesthetic value.

A special edition of the Fritz Hansen Kaiser Idell 6631-T Luxus table lamp in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. Cut out image via Nest.co.uk.

Nest.co.uk. A special edition of the Fritz Hansen Kaiser Idell 6631-T Luxus table lamp in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.

The Cleo table lamp in bronze and antique-burnished brass by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort & Co. Image via stockist: The Montauk Lighting Co.

The Montauk Lighting Co. The Cleo table lamp in bronze and antique-burnished brass by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort & Co.

Jube was born from the union of two mouth blown glasses that, once assembled together, create an overlapping, ton sur ton effect with retro charm. Image via stockist: Mondoluce.

Mondoluce. Jube was born from the union of two mouth blown glasses that, once assembled together, create an overlapping, ton sur ton effect with a retro charm. Thanks to a powerful waterjet that perforates glass with holes of a very large diameter, the fusion of the glasses is perfectly integrated, allowing two glasses look like a single piece. 

Eichholtz bird cage table lamp. Image via Houseology.

Houseology. Eichholtz bird cage table lamp. Another good conversation starter piece.

A hammered gold table lamp with a burgundy shade. By Audenza.

Audenza. Hammered gold appearance table lamp, for adding a textured pattern.

A gorgeous table lamp that goes by the name Armato, with a porous white ceramic with oval antique-burnished brass shade by Kelly Wearstler. Image via The Montauk Lighting Co.

The Montauk Lighting Co. Armato small table lamp in porous white ceramic with oval antique-burnished brass shade by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort & Co.

The Fritz Hansen night owl table lamp resting on a nearby shelf in a bedroom. Image via Nest.co.uk.

Nest.co.uk. The Fritz Hansen Night Owl table lamp for that Nordic warm and cosy wash of light.

The Viso table lamp by Fornasetti with a conical black lampshade. Image via Mondoluce.

The Viso table lamp by Fornasetti via Mondoluce – for a limited time only.

The Olsen table lamp in alabaster and hand-rubbed antique brass with linen shade by AERIN for Visual Comfort & Co.Image via Stockist: The Montauk Lighting Co.

The Montauk Lighting Co. The Olsen table lamp in alabaster and hand-rubbed antique brass with linen shade by AERIN for Visual Comfort & Co. Can’t go wrong with a hexagonal base…

The stunning Tribeca table lamp with a conical blue lampshade. Image via Boca do Lobo.

Boca do Lobo. The stunning Tribeca table lamp with a conical blue lampshade. I think this one has a real rock vibe to it!

The Montauk Lighting Co. The Aspen Console Lamp in gilded iron with natural paper shade.

The Montauk Lighting Co. The Aspen Console Lamp in gilded iron with natural paper shade and an organic vibe.

A mid-Century inspired table lamp known as the Turner by DelightFULL.

DelightFULL. The classic Turner table lamp.

Ruffled feather brass birds leg table lamp by Audenza.

Audenza. Ruffled feather brass birds leg table lamp. This one could make a conversation starter, couldn’t it?!

Anglepoise Original 1227 black desk lamp. Image via Nest.co.uk.

Nest.co.uk. Anglepoise Original 1227 black desk lamp. Iconic and ideal for adding a twist.

In any case, it’s the combination of the base and the shade that dictate how a table lamp delivers. Bulky bases are ideal for they fill up a space when i.e. a corner looks “too empty.” On the other hand, if a desk or sideboard has a bit of a visual clutter already, then I opt for a thin, clean, minimal base that will shift one’s focus high up towards the shade. Thus, when it comes to selecting the table lamp that will work for your space, first determine where you are going to place it. Then figure out where you want to shift one’s focus (lamp’s base, shade or the lamp in overall). Next, pick whatever suits you best.

All the same, bear in mind that lamps are not just aesthetics. They are practical too. They enhance whilst getting rid off any shady corners that tend to cast an uneasy and obscure feel. Thus, I urge you to layer in more light sources via table and floor lamps. They will give you the flexibility you’ll need to create the proper mood.

So does your home need that bling to come to life?

XO

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