If you’re keen to take a fresh look at your decor, one thing that can make a huge difference to a tired interior is a new lamp. It adds a focal point and can change the atmosphere in a room by directing attention. Lamps also have a practical function, making dark corners usable. We’ve tracked down 10 of our favourite table lamps and desk lamps, and they’re all under £50.
1. Hugo table lamp, Abode Living
This sleek lamp base, £39, has a raw copper stem with a concrete base. You can use it with a lamp shade if you like, but we prefer the modern, simple lines of the base on its own – add a striking globe bulb for a contemporary effect. Available from Abode Living.
2. Luna oval ring marble table lamp in pink and white, Cult Furniture
This is a really unusual lamp which will add a touch of style to a bedside table or corner unit. It has a base of white marble, so it’s sturdy and won’t over-balance, and has a metal oval design to hold the exposed light bulb. Also available in black, it costs £49 from Cult Furniture.
3. Folgate desk lamp, Garden Trading
Perfect for adding a little extra light at this time of year, this high quality adjustable desk lamp is made from stainless steel and sustainable rubber wood. Iit’s available in four colours – ink, lily white, Lulworth blue or sage – and just sneaks into our round up at £50. Available from Garden Trading.
4. Silver and grey ceramic bedside table lamp with grey shade, Melody Maison
This bedside lamp is a little more traditional, and an absolute bargain at just £32.95 including shade. It has a two tone ceramic base in grey and silver and a plain grey linen shade, so will blend with most decors. Available from Melody Maison.
5. Obvious glass table lamp in antique brass, BePureHome
Another unusual choice, this table lamp has a hanging glass lampshade and a metal base. Its shape means it would be ideal as a reading light on a corner table. £49.95, available from Cuckooland.
6. Kyle essentials table lamp in charcoal grey, MADE
With a clean profile, a simple, slender stem and circular base, this table lamp is a perfect budget buy for the modern home. It would also work well in a student bedroom. Just £20 including shade, it’s made from metal and wood and is available from MADE.
7. Fitz white glass table lamp, Habitat
Cheap and cheerful, this 27cm tall cylindrical glass table lamp gives out a soft light that’s perfect for bedrooms or living rooms. Made from mouth blown glass, it’s also available in orange, yellow and iridescent versions. Just £15, available from Habitat.
8. Porcelain pineapple LED light, Beaumonde
Lights shaped like fruit, anyone? This fun and functional porcelain pineapple lamp is ideal for a dining room. As it uses batteries rather than mains electricity, you could move it around the house or even use it (but not leave it!) outside. Just £11.50, available from Beaumonde.
9. Romain industrial table lamp, MY Furniture
Inspired by a 1920s French industrial task lamp, this adjustable table/desk lamp is a classic. It comes complete with a vintage-style bulb and costs £34.99 from MY Furniture.
10. Copper TEN table lamp, Faro Barcelona
This minimalist TEN table lamp would work well in a modern minimalist interior. It’s compact and will take up little room in a small space, and is also available in satin gold. £47, available from Limelace.
Main image shows the Romain industrial table lamp from MY Furniture.0