Whether you need to brighten up your bedroom or shed light on your living room, these table lamps will do the trick. These selections’ chic designs and colorful patterns make them picture perfect. Choosing a lamp for reading? Make sure the shade directs light onto your book and not into your eyes. Sit next to the table where the lamp will go and measure from the tabletop to chin-height—that's where the bottom of the shade should hit. And if you catch up on your favorite shows before bedtime, follow home editor Ayn-Monique Khlare's tip: "To go from bright light to a TV-viewing glow, I use a plug-in dimmer (about $10 at )."
This warm-toned table-topper brings a not-too-bold burst of color to your home. But if you like the classic shape and not the honeydew hue, opt for the black- or coffee-tinted version.
Dainolite Lighting 14-in. Ceramic Table Lamp with Shade in Pistachio, $58.00;
The see-through base will update a space’s style as fast as you can turn on the light, yet the neutral tone tempers the contemporary look.
Bubble Glass Table Lamp, $69.99;
There’s nothing basic about this base, so the shade stays simple for a balanced look.
Honeycomb Lamp, $55;
Modern meets mod in this polished piece with a sleek finish and sophisticated shape. And the price will be worth it once you see how it dresses up your end table.
White Drum Shade Double Gourd Slate Gray Ceramic Table Lamp, $129.98;
This lamp’s natural accents infuse a room with rustic elegance—without breaking your budget.
Wooden Lamp with Burlap Shade, $30; at Home Goods stores
Even when it’s not turned on, this lamp lends whimsy to any room. Even better, the shade comes in 20 color combos to coordinate with your decor.
Modern Gloss White Base Table Lamp with Flame Zig Zag Giclee Tapered Lamp Shade, $99.99;