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8 Unique Table Lamps to Brighten Your Space

by Angela Maple

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At a Glance:

Should You Buy a Table Lamp?

What Unique Table Lamps Add to Your Space

Our Favorite Unique Table Lamps

Table Lamp FAQs

Lamps are typically seen as purely functional fixtures. It is only natural to buy a light fixture that can sit on your accent table if you like to do your evening crossword in your recliner. Even so, unique table lamps can actually add a lot to a room’s décor besides brightening up a space.

A table lamp plays a very important role in decoration and adds character to a space. As lighting support, table lamps are fundamental, both for complementing the main illumination and defining the mood of a room through the tone and shade.

Whether you want to brighten up your foyer for those nights you come home late or just want to read a few more pages before bed, unique table lamps can make all the difference. Table lamps don’t just have to be functional; they can be fabulous!

And with our unique table lamp guide, we can show you how! No matter what room you want to brighten up and add your personal touch to it, our unique table lamp guide has something for you. Read on for our design tips and favorite table lamp picks!

Should You Buy a Table Lamp?

Most people use table lamps as a reading light, but for others, they are simply part of the décor. Although they are not among the most illuminating options, they can tie together the room’s personality and serve as a filler light source in coordination with the primary lighting. A table light works best on a stand next to the couch, a counter, a desktop, or a nightstand. They are also great for kids’ bedrooms, as they can serve as night lights throughout the evening.

Unique table lamps usually don’t exceed 32 inches in height, which is one of the main advantages. With its compact and small size, you can place a table lamp almost anywhere without taking up too much room. You can also choose from many different varieties, including colors, shapes, sizes, and many different styles. With so many options, it is easy to find that perfect blue table lamp that matches the rest of the accents in your home.

What Unique Table Lamps Add to Your Space

Whether for table lamps for bedroom with a farmhouse or modern style, you shouldn’t rely solely on table lighting to illuminate your entire room. In fact, most don’t reach much higher than 32 inches from the bottom of their base and have just one bulb. However, table lamps do have a useful purpose. In every room, there is at least one dark spot that needs illumination. The most common uses of a table lamp are:

  • Spotlighting particular features or pieces of furniture
  • Providing task lighting on a desk, kitchen counter, or nightstand
  • Injecting personality into a room

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Our Favorite Unique Table Lamps

Whether you need table lamps for living room, foyer, or hallway, add a splash of pizzazz with our best unique table lamps to illuminate your space with ambient lighting! Take a look and find your perfect rustic table lamp!

Uma Home Gold Metal Accent Lamp

circular table lamp

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As the trendsetter of the family, set the tone for your home with this contemporary accent lamp from Uma. Display this eye-catching accent piece on your side table, console table, desk, or nightstand for a playful addition to any of your living spaces. This table lamp is designed with a golden metal frame and a mesmerizing oblong glass lampshade for a unique look that’ll beautifully illuminate your surroundings. Plus, with the black rubber stoppers on the base of this lamp, you won’t have to worry about scratching your tabletops while you figure out where you want your Uma accent lamp to sit.

Style Craft Barbados and Platinum Table Lamp

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Put the final touches on your transitional bedroom with this Barbados & Platinum lamp table on your nightstand. This gorgeous lamp has a brown resin base with a waterfall design in the center and a linen lampshade for soft lightning while you read. Meshing modern and traditional elements, this waterfall resin table lamp will make for a perfect addition to your transitional sleep space aesthetic.

Style Craft Satin Black Table Lamp

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Brighten up the exposed brick of your lofty warehouse-like home with this black table lamp from Style Craft. This industrial-designed three-socket lamp has a black satin finish and a steel wire cage for a lampshade. The moody dark tone of this metal table lamp will perfectly pair with a natural wood nightstand or an end table that combines wood and metal elements.

Crestview Collection Horse Creek Table Lamp

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Crestview hits it out of the park again with another unique table lamp design from their collection just for fans of transitional design! This table lamp is designed with a faux suede shade between a horseshoe finial and horse sculpture. Simply pull the cord to provide ambient lighting to your cozy, home library to continue your latest literary adventure. You can also make a statement with this Horse Creek table lamp in your mid-century living room and impress your guest with this equine spotlight.

Style Craft Batulli Table Lamp

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Tie your glam-style living room together with this Batulli table lamp from Style Craft. This white table lamp will draw your guests’ eye with its six-story crustal glass stack design and white shade to provide soft lighting to your space. This practical yet decorative lamp’s metallic and glass base create a bold and timeless elegance to your already glamorous living space.

Style Craft Bronze with Champagne Pendant Dimpled Glass Shade Table Lamp

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Here is another unique table lamp from Stylecraft that would be perfect for an industrial or contemporary-styled home. This glass table lamp has a bronze base with a champagne-colored pendant dimpled lampshade that creates ambient lighting that resembles using a lantern. This gorgeous table lamp would also be a wonderful addition to a craftsman-style home with its strong lines, metal accents, and stained glass detailing.

Crestview Collection Dax Sculptural Task Lamp

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Whether you like industrial, art deco, or want to create a fusion of these styles, this Crestview table lamp is for just right you. Designed with impressive metal and a sculptured swirl enclosing the light, one pull of the cord will create a stunning lighting effect in your space. Combining art and functionality, this unique table lamp will act as a statement piece that will leave your guests in awe.

Crestview Collection Thea Gilded Silver Lamp

gilded silver table lamp

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Last but certainly not least, we have another gorgeous table lamp from the Crestview collection. This Thea gilded silver lamp would look gorgeous in a modern, glam, and even an art deco home. With its silver metallic colors and subdued beige drum shade, the swirled design of the lamp base stands out and attracts attention. Best of all, this swirled metal lamp would be more eye-catching when displayed in pairs on matching end tables or on opposites ends of a sideboard.    

*The previous selections come from our friends at BrandSource. Availability of products is not guaranteed.

Unique Table Lamps FAQs

We know we’ve probably talked your ear off about unique table lamps, but we know we didn’t get to all of your questions. So, to make sure we hit every basis, let’s answer some of our home décor shoppers’ top questions.

Q: How do I choose a table lamp style?

When choosing the perfect table lamp design to complete your room, here are a few things to consider:

Shade Height: Determine the perfect height range for your lamp by considering where you want to place your lamp. Next, measure from the table surface of your lamp to eye level — this will be your base measurement. Then, find the average height of the shade and divide the base measurement by three.

Lamp Size: To ensure you get a lamp that is the right size for your end table, estimate the height of your unique table lamp and add 18 inches to the lampshade measurement.

Shade Style: When considering your lamp shade, it’s important to pick a shade that matches your lamp’s purpose. For instance, if you want a reading table lamp, get a semi-opaque shade that provides a warm glow and allows for more room lighting. However, if you plan to light a room without the glare while watching TV, get an opaque or dark-colored shade.

Q: What is the price range for table lamps?

On average, a table lamp can cost anywhere from $50 to $400 depending on the material and brand.

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Boasting the largest selection of in-stock home furnishings in the Mid-South, the Great American Home Store is your one-stop shop to find all the furniture and décor items your home needs. Our buying team is constantly searching across the globe for the next hot style in home fashion products. We go to several markets a year comparison-shopping to ensure you’ll be able to find everything from formal living to casual comfort at the lowest prices. Since our business is backed by the manufacturer, we can promise that we bring you all your furniture needs at prices that are far below our competitors.

At the Great American Home Store, we also understand the importance of offering a vast selection for any-size budget. We offer many flexible financing options with approved credit so that you can find the perfect furnishings to reflect your unique style.

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