The Coolest Lamps to Brighten Up Your Home
Here are eight of the coolest lamps to cast a timeless yet on-trend glow in your place.
Easily one of the most overlooked interior must-haves is a lamp. It’s easy enough to tick off big-ticket items like sofas, dining suites and beds, but a table or floor lamp is often left to the very end of the home makeover shopping list.
The right light has the power to transform any space by serving a functional purpose and providing a welcoming warmth to your home. Brighten up your living area, home office and bedroom with one of the coolest lamps to hit the market.
Simple yet sophisticated, this elegant table lamp offers contemporary good looks by bringing together brass and glass. The spherical white glass shade offsets the brushed brass stem and this interplay of geometric curve and line is flexible enough to suit a Scandi or minimalist space, or living area, reading corner or bedroom. Castlery has also launched a new AR-powered shopping app that allows you to experience 3D models of their products in your home.
This shapely glass lamp pits a soft, sloping base against a pleated cotton shade for a statement-making contrast. Inspired by modern Italian design, it’s an ideal option upon a bedside table or a sideboard for some atmospheric lighting. The best part? This sweet light is available in two colours: a clean white or, our favourite, a soft blush pink.
One of the most covetable table lamps right now, this delicate pleated beauty by French designer Inge Sempé blends modern refinement with a touch of whimsy. The bent steel frame with matte black elements and a polished brass finish is topped with a concertina-folded shade available in six vibrant colours. Another smart touch? The integrated LED light offers a diffused glow with digital dimmable control.
The pleated element may be in the style spotlight at the moment but this type of lampshade is a timeless decorative choice, as proven by this vintage lamp. An earthy terracotta base with brass touches is both softened and elevated by the added dimension of a folded shade. This curvy model would be at home in a coastal-styled space, sitting atop a side table next to the sofa.
There’s something to be said for a magical sense of nostalgia, displayed in this mouth-blown glass light. Conjuring soap bubbles and child-like wonder, this award-winning Italian lamp is eye-catching from every angle. With a sculptural presence and an LED source that refracts and continuously throws light, you will be captivated by the incandescence.
For a blast from the past, this made-in-Melbourne light is hard to ignore with its silhouette taking bold mid-century style cues. Crafted from blackwood and earthenware, the Electra lamp cuts a fine figure. Better still, there’s a level of customisation available too, with different base colours and patterned or block colour lampshades on offer. Our pick is the naturally graphic Monstera print, reflecting the evergreen popularity of this bold indoor plant.
A ceramic base is on-trend, versatile and has style longevity, and the shapely silhouette of the Aleyce table lamp embodies this beautifully. The contrasting lines of the milky white base is topped off with a simple fabric shade to cast light through space. This stylish shade would suit both a modern or coastal contemporary interior scheme.
Local Australian design company Jardan is renowned for furniture, homewares and accessories that are meticulously crafted and offer contemporary and timeless style in spades. And, this is no different with the standout Hector floor lamp. All at once it is deceptively simple, playful and elegant. Made from quality materials with an American oak stand and Carrara marble base, it’s also made for a living area, whether it’s a contemporary coastal or minimalist scheme that you’re reinforcing.
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