Table Lamps

I'll admit I've been bored to tears when shopping for table lamps lately. I like to use a LOT of lamps in a room, and generally a mixture of wall lights, table lamps, and a floor lamp or two. Kind of the only things that have been catching my eye lately are vintage or $700 per lamp. But I was hunting for a shade replacement for a client on Shades of Light and somehow wandered over to the table lamps. Looks like there are some good things brewing again!

This concrete and brass lamp is killing it ($297)...

Loving cylinder shapes, and even more in unexpected colors, like lime! (a reasonable $139)...

Butterflies and mercury glass are the definition of girly, and I'd up the ante with some chinoiserie wallpaper and maybe add black silk shades (perfect for a glamorous bedroom) ($325)...

Pink may have a reputation for only being pre-teen girl appropriate, but it's remarkably versatile. And this is a lovely shape and color. ($209)...

I've actually sworn off buying cheap lamps for myself for the time being. We have enough lamps that I'm just "okay" with, and the next time I buy a lamp I'm going to save up for something that has a big impact. That being said, if you're on a budget I think the best place to find lamps is HomeGoods (followed closely by Nate Berkus for Target). Lots of great basics there, and the occasional true gem, around $100 each (and sometimes less). Just check for dents/spots on the lampshades first.