Today we are going to talk about the best table lamps for the living room.
Sir Terence Conran, an English designer, and writer once said:
The living room should be a place where we feel totally at ease – a temple of our soul.
And indeed, our living space should reflect who we really are and who we are striving to become.
To take your living room to the next level, all you need are some detail-stylish and functional items, such as table lamps.
If you are currently on a hunt for a table lamp, continue reading as we will provide you with some tricks and tips to help you find the perfect one.
Table List Of Our Top Picks:
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|STYLE TYPE||PRODUCT NAME||PRICE|
|Tall||JONATHAN Y JYL2004A tall glass lamp||CHECK|
|Small||Cotulin small table lamp||CHECK|
|Traditional||Bobomomo table lamp||CHECK|
|Modern||Mayful modern table lamp||CHECK|
|Ceramic||Stone&Beam ceramic table lamp||CHECK|
|Wooden||Elyona walnut wood table lamp||CHECK|
|Stone||Stoneside lamp by Stylecraft Home Collection||CHECK|
|Glass||Bokt modern glass globe table lamp||CHECK|
|Crystal||Acaxin crystal table lamp||CHECK|
|Metal||Haitral modern table lamp||CHECK|
A Quick Buying Guide For Choosing the Best Table Lamp For The Living Room
Here are some guidelines to help you decide on the most suitable design for your space.
You might also want to read our detailed user-friendly guide on how to choose a table lamp.
Every table lamp is made of these key elements:
- Lamp fitter
- Light source (bulb).
When it comes to the lampshade and bases their main characters are a variety of shapes and materials.
The well-chosen shade should complement the base, and be the “continuation” of the same theme and it will never compete with the base for your attention. The proportions, materials, and shapes of both elements should be in harmony.
The shape of the furniture your lamp will be placed on, and the overall decor of your living room should be taken into consideration as well when deciding on your design.
Rectangular furniture is likely to be best complemented by a more angular or rectangular shade, while more rounded furniture will work best with a more rounded shade. Of course, rules are there to be broken.
Some manufacturers deliver lamps as already predefined elements of your inner space, while others allow their customers to mix and match these two elements in order to find their perfect design. Choose the option that works best for you.
Functionality is one of the most important parameters to follow.
The intensity of the light source as well as the color of the bulb (warm, neutral, or cool) will drastically change the atmosphere in your room.
Style is one of the things we have absolutely taken into consideration when creating our list of the best table lamps for the living room.
Our Top Pick Of 11 Different Style Lamps For The Living Room
1. Tall Table Lamp
The JONATHAN Y JYL2004A Harper 29″ glass LED table lamp is a perfect example of a tall traditional table lamp, which can easily capture the attention of your guests, not only because of its size but also because of its beauty.
|DIMENSIONS||LIGHT BULB||OTHER INFO|
|Lamp size: 29 inches tall||100 watts, 800 Lumen, soft-white LED||Multiple finishes – Chrome, Brass Gold, or Oil Rubbed Bronze/Black|
|15″D x 15″W x 29″H||A19||el. cord|
2. Small Table Lamp
When it comes to small lamps, Cotulin will bring quirkiness to your living room.
|Lamp size: 14.8 inch height,7.1 inch diameter||AC 110V – 120V,max 40W, E26 bulb||Multiple finishes|
Size Considerations When Buying Table Lamp:
You may find that you’re asking yourself, how big should the lighting actually be?
The proportion between lamps and the rest of the interior elements should be harmonious. Large lighting in strong, bold colors will definitely create a statement and draw attention.
On the other hand, smaller lighting surrounded by neutral hues will blend in better. Which option you choose largely depends on your taste and preferences.
No matter which concept you have gone after, you should keep one tip in mind when deciding on the right size. That is, the bottom of the lampshade should always be lined up with your eyes, while you are in a seated position. The light beam will “travel” free of obstacles and as a result, the task area will be less shaded.
3. Traditional Table Lamp
Overall, the atmosphere in traditionally decorated spaces is homey and inviting. Of course, some smaller details, such as lighting will always enhance your living room and make it even more charming.
The Bobomomo table lamp is an elegant lamp that blends the traditionally shaped stand and cylindrical cloth shade with some serious modern features – three dimmable levels and USB charging ports. It will surely warm up your home with some traditional old-fashioned charm.
|Overall lamp height: 27.5″ tall||resin base, cloth shade||3 brightness levels|
|Shade approx 18″ diameter, 13.5″ tall||2 USB charging ports|
4. Modern Table Lamp
Straight, clean lines, sleek design, and simple yet angled forms are the main characteristics of “modern” design. This style is simple and unadorned. Metal and artificially made materials and fabrics are the main components of contemporary tendencies in interior decor.
Mayful LED spiral table lamp is functional, but at the same time utterly decorative detail for your home. With its unusual form and implementation of brass elements in combination with black simple lines, this lamp is truly a piece of art.
|Lamp size: 16.5″D x 6.3″W x 6.7″H||12W LED light strips (lifespan is more than 50000 working hours)||Dimmable & Eye Protection|
|Glass & metal materials|
5. Ceramic Table Lamp
If you like the vibe of porcelain table lamps but your budget is tight, try looking into ceramic table lamps instead. Although porcelain and ceramic are made of similar substances, china is a more durable and less porous material than ceramic. The production of porcelain is more complicated and time-consuming and therefore the final product is more expensive.
The cheaper clay-based material is easy to sculpt and any form of the object can be achieved. With a simple yet elegant ceramic base and traditionally shaped fabric shade, Stone&Beam ceramic lamp will fit right in almost any living room. It is a modern classic.
|Lamp size: height 20″, width/diameter 11″||9W E26 screw bulb included||Some minor assembly required|
6. Wooden Table Lamp
Wood is a material that has been in use since ancient times. It is an organic and biodegradable substance. The feeling of warmth and coziness is usually directly linked to the presence of wood in any room.
Elyona Wood Table Lamp is a fine example of a combined wooden base with a metal lamp shade. Its organic form and neutral hues will fit well in any modernly designed interior space.
|Lamp size: 5.1″L x 7.1″W x 19.1″H inches||5W LED E26 screw bulb included||Real walnut wood, fully adjustable|
|3000k, 25 000 hrs lifetime||Wireless phone charging, USB charging port|
7. Rustic Table Lamp
With the tendency and movements to go back to our roots and nature, contemporary rustic is one of the most popular styles in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Natural, aged, casual, and coastal are just some of the adjectives that describe this style. Rustic design is warm, comfortable, and welcoming.
The Kenroy Home 32227SL ‘free fall’ table lamp with a natural slate finish is a great example of rustic table lighting that will bring warmth and coziness to your living room.
|Lamp size: 16″D x 12″W x 30″H||150 watts||Alexa-compatible smart plugs for on/off voice-activated operation|
|Shade size: 15 x 17||120 Volts||Fitted with a 3-Way socket for high, medium, and low light settings|
8. Glass and Crystal Table Lamps
For centuries, crystals were popular among certain classes of society. Glass was pricey and not everyone could afford such a statement piece in their homes. Even today, these pendant lighting fixtures are considered to be a luxury.
With the evolution of industry glass, a lamp made by Rivet is something to be found on the market. Its design reminds us that less is truly more.
|Lamp size: D30* 52.5cm/ 11.8″ * 20.7″, glass globe diameter: 20cm/ 7.9″||Bulb LED Type: E26/E27||Gold finish|
|Wattage 40 watts||Metal base with glass shade|
If you prefer considerably big chunks of crystal, Acaxin Crystal Lamp is the product to consider.
|Lamp size: 7.08″D x 7.08″W x 16.93″H||E26/E27 base with 2700K warm bright||2 USB Charging Ports|
Edison Bulb Included
|Shade size: 7.8″ diameter||High-quality faceted crystal|
Things to consider when buying:
Glass is a versatile material that can practically fit in any space. It is also very fragile, which is something to consider when choosing a glass or crystal table lamp for your living room. Pricing is on the higher end, which could be an additional con.
9. Metal Table Lamp
This style, also known as industrial chic, is an aesthetic trend in interior design that takes inspiration from old industrial spaces and factories. Metal is one of the main materials used to accomplish this philosophy. Believed to be firm and long-lasting, metal-made furniture is always a good purchase.
An excellent example of a modernly designed, industry-inspired, table metal lamp is the HAITRAL Metal Table Lamp. Not only does this piece give a good task light, but it is also highly decorative.
|Lamp size: 17″D x 8″W x 7″H||Suggested bulbs:|
– LED Bulb: 4W-6W
– Energy Saving Bulb: 8W-11W
– Incandescent Bulb: 15W-25W(110V, 60W Max)
|Use the different bulbs to change the look of the lamp.|
Available in black, gold, rose gold, wooden/gold, and wooden/rose gold finish.
|Bulb Wattage: Max 60W|
Bulb Base: E26
Things to consider when buying:
When buying a metal table lamp pay attention to the overall vibe in your living room and then decide on your preferred design. The only possible negative aspect these lamps could have is their heavier weight due to the nature of the material they are made of.
10. Battery Operated Table Lamp
With the evolution of design and the production of lighting “bodies” and fixtures, lamps with self-contained batteries were introduced to the market. Nowadays, by simply plugging a USB cable in, you can charge your lamp with the help of your notebook computer, external battery, or even a USB station. These lamps are easy to transfer and you don’t need to stress about finding a power source.
The WEILAILUXTable Lamp s available in seven different finishes (white, dark gray, wood grain, black, red, orange, and red) and has a battery that can last up to nine hours. Thanks to its timeless design, it could perfectly fit any style of your living space.
|Lamp size: 5.9″D x 5.9″W x 15″H||1x 2.2 Watt, 120 Volt/240 Volt Integrated LED||Multiple finishes|
|Shade diameter: 4.3″||Battery lasts up to 9 hours|
|Suitable for indoor/outdoor use (waterproof)|
Touch switch, Dimmable
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Author: Jovana Milošević
Graduated architect and interior designer. She is currently working as a light designer. She is interested in photography, new technologies, and travel. She brings positive energy to add new and fresh ideas to solve problems. Jovana occasionally writes texts about architecture and interior design. LinkendIn profile.