We all know that lamps are functional. They let us read and eat and otherwise maneuver around our homes after sunset without tripping through the darkness. But they can also be so much more.
I consider lamps the jewelry of the decor world. You know how the right earrings or cuff give a plain-Jane outfit an insta-upgrade? Same thing with lighting. Scatter a smattering of statement lamps strategically around your living room, and the space isn’t just brighter, it becomes an entirely more livable, more interesting place to hang out.
So the big question is, why do so many of us play it safe when it comes to choosing lighting — especially when there are so many affordable options to choose from? Case in point: The seashell accent light hovering above you there, which casts a pinky glow that sets the mood for sleep. Or the globe lamp ahead propped on a golden pedestal. Position it on a side table in an ignored corner and suddenly it’s stealing all the attention. Or take the duo of classic gilded table lamps below you, which might look like they cost a couple hundred each, but actually work out to $25.50 each, lampshades included.
And the real bonus is that with each item ringing up at less than $75, you don’t even have to agonize over which one to buy. Select a few, click "add to cart," and consider your home properly and stylishly accessorized. (Oh, and brighter too.)
Trent Austin Design Lamp
UO Color-Changing Shell Lamp
Project 62 Lamp
Wrought Studio Lamp
Wade Logan Lamp
Project 62 Lamp
Pier 1 Lamp
Anthropologie ‘Fumi’ Lamp
Opalhouse Pineapple Lamp
Rosecliff Heights Glass Lamp
Lula and Georgia ‘Crista’ Lamp Pair
George Oliver ‘Casteel’ Lamp
Pier 1 ‘Hob Nob’ Lamp
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